Adult Spoonbill, Blennerville, 29th September 2012 (Ed Carty).
Saturday, 29 September 2012
Friday, 28 September 2012
Buff-bellied Pipit, Baile an Reannaigh, Smerwick Harbour, Co. Kerry, 28th September 2012 (M.O'Clery).
This bird, found by Davey Farrar this morning, is the first for Co. Kerry. It is frequenting a large pile of seaweed above the tideline at Baile an Reannaigh, in the company of Rock and Meadow Pipits.
Friday, 21 September 2012
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Juvenile Grey Phalarope, Carrahane, 20th September 2012 (Ed Carty).
The injury to the neck, probably caused by a raptor, is the most likely reason for the extended stay of this bird, present at Carrahane since 13th September.
Monday, 17 September 2012
Sunday, 16 September 2012
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Friday, 14 September 2012
Thursday, 13 September 2012
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Monday, 10 September 2012
Friday, 7 September 2012
Many viewers of the Barn Owl nest box camera, based near Tralee, were dismayed to see the female chick returning to the nest box covered in oil on Tuesday night. It seems she dived into an oil container in which a rat had been struggling, though luckily for her, she was able to fly just enough to return to the box, otherwise she might not have been seen to be in trouble. She was rescued the next day, and it is hoped, will make a full recovery. You can read the full story HERE.
Badly oiled Barn Owl, near Tralee, 5th September (M.O'Clery).
Badly oiled Barn Owl, near Tralee, 5th September (M.O'Clery). The wing and tail feathers cleaned up fairly well with the liberal application of warm water and detergent, however, the body feathers in particular were badly matted, and will need further cleaning. It is hoped the bird will recover sufficiently in the coming days to be returned to the nest box.
(Unfortunately the owl died on the 7th September despite making a good initial recovery. The cause of death was most likely ingestion of oil).
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
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Juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Kilshannig, 5th September 2012 (Ed Carty).
Juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Kilshannig, 5th September 2012 (David O'Connor).
This bird has now been present for a week, frequenting the flooded grassy area and the sandy beach close to Kilshannig graveyard, often in the company of Dunlin.