Friday, July 19, 2013

 Four spotted chaser
 Orange tip
 Painted lady
Was up in Coronation Plantation in Wicklow recently hoping to find crossbills, groppers and whinchats, in the end I had to settle for just 2 family parties of whinchats. The juvs were pretty skittish, remaining low down in ferns for most of my time there.
 Juv Whinchat
 White tailed eagle
I spent 2 days in Mountshannon hoping to see the young eagles before they fledged. The weather was pretty miserable the whole time I was there, thick fog and drizzling rain meant that the island was barely visible at times! During a few brief clear spells, good views of the male could be had with the 60x.
Bearded tit
The bearded tits seem to be doing well this year, had great views of atleast 4 males and several juveniles at one site in the south east recently. I spent the whole day there and didn't see an adult female, hopefully they are on nests working on the next brood.
 Male reedling
Immature female

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