Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Rainy Day in Kilmore.

Knew i should have went yesterday was the first thing i said to myself when i pulled into the harbour in Kilmore this morning , could'nt see the Saltees which is always a bad sign.
Anyway , on with the wet gear and off i went. Plenty of Gulls around the Pier but nothing too exciting so decided to take a walk down the beach. All the usual waders still knocking around and plenty of Rock pipits to keep me company and couple of Red-throated  and Great-northern divers near the harbour. Managed to pick up a few Goldfinch  and Redwing in the Fields and moved on down to Patrick's bridge where i picked out a distant Slav Grebe ,  a Red breasted Merganser pair here was another tick.

Red-Breasted Merganser
At the far side of the Bridge pools had two Little grebe and lots of Sanderling and Turnstone ,  a flock of Blackwits and Curlews here aswell and plenty of Hoodies and Starlings knocking about and a few Linnets sheltering from the rain , also had a Kestrel swoop in for a few minutes.
Curlews and Starlings
Did'nt hang around too long after that as the rain was pelting down , not a bad day despite the conditions , going to be hard to add anything elese to the patch now before the spring although should have a few White-wing gulls yet , usually a good spot for them.
Anyway up to 74 spp / 85pts and 40.7%
Tom 16/01/2013

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