Monday, September 30, 2013

Recent wanderings

 Was out for the first time in a while over the weekend and it wasn't too bad! Found 2 lesser whitethroats and a melodious warbler on Cahore point. Plenty of crests and a few other migs about. A leucistic starling just south of the point could cause confusion if not seen well.
 This stonechat was one of several that showed a largely pale plain rump, could easily be of continental origin?
 Migrant Hawker, one of 2 that were around the marsh at Cahore on Saturday. We also flushed a corncrake in the marsh, some great views of it the 2nd time round.
 Had a few groppers aswell during the day. Great to get some experience of migs ahead of a mig hunting trip to Aranmore this week. Really hoping for a pallas's or lancey! Either of the following would do nicely as well!
 Rufous tailed robin
Pechora pipit, be nice to find one in Ireland, I can dream!

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