Saturday, 16 February 2013

Spring ( sort of )

Paid an early morning visit to Kilmore this morning , nice and mild but overcast , decided to leave the camera at home as i get too distraced at times.
Had a quick look around the quay first , quite enough but did spot a couple of Med gulls on the strand
Took a strool up around the coastal fields and among the highlights were a lovely male Brambling and a pair of Tree sparrows.
Headed on down to Patricks bridge next where among the usual Great-northern and Red-throated divers i spotted a lone Black-throated diver , usually get a few annually late winter/early spring.
Among the many Gulls passing i picked out a lone juvie Little gull and up to 6 Bar-tailed godwits in the surf.
On the journey back to the pier had a Kestrel and a flyover Peregrine so all in all not a bad mornings birding , current standings 80 spp and 96 pts or 47.07%.

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