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  1. clydebirder
    23-07-09 08:27 PM - permalink
    clydebirder
    The Blackbirds with the white collar will most likely be albanistic Blackbirds, it's quite common with them, Ring Ouzels wouldn't have white speckling on the head, they are larger than Blackbirds and in breeding season are unlikely to be on ground below around 1500 feet.
    Cape Clear is on my list of places to visit, will let you know my exact plans nearer the time. Would be good to meet up, will even let you pick my brains
  2. rebeltern
    08-07-09 02:01 PM - permalink
    rebeltern
    Oh, I forgot to tell you about any interesting birds. I had a lovely walk on the Ardmore cliffs, Co. Waterford, and saw three fine choughs, and a flock of linnets, plenty warblers, stonechats etc., There is a new sand marten colony after forming up the river from me here, so that's great. Yesterday I saw the resident kestrels here were out with one young one showing it the ropes. What else.....I've gone blank! Nothing too spectacular anyway. Oh actually, I have a mystery for you, but I must get a photo. My neighbourgh spotted what I thought was a blackbird with white marks, but oddly the white was a fairly defined collar, and the head was speckled with white. Then they described to me (haven't seen this one yet) the birds "partner", speckled head, white collar, dark brown body. So, I wondered could it be a ringed ouzel? I am going to try and get a photo. I'm not sure is it even realistic to find a ringed ouzel around these parts. Anyway, I'll try the photo front!
  3. rebeltern
    08-07-09 01:52 PM - permalink
    rebeltern
    Hi John, I've been busy too. Just the odd watching. Great you are coming to Ireland, are you visiting Cape Clear? Wonderful spot. If you are passing through Cork feel free to get in touch and perhaps we can hook up for a cuppa/drink, or a walk or both...and I can really pick your brain!
  4. clydebirder
    21-06-09 11:03 PM - permalink
    clydebirder
    Hi Rebeltern, how are you getting on with your bird watching, seen any good birds lately? I've been spending far too much time at work recently so not been out much. I am going on a long awaited trip to Ireland next year so am looking forward to taking some photo's there

    cheers, John
  5. rebeltern
    26-05-09 05:10 PM - permalink
    rebeltern
    Hi Amanda, thanks alot, I enjoyed yours aswell, especially the not very happy robin!
    Hope you get this message, this looks like the right way...so post message and hope for the best.
  6. amanda
    26-05-09 01:48 PM - permalink
    amanda
    Hi, just wanted to say I like looking at your photos,a good collection of wild and wounderfull things.
  7. rebeltern
    24-05-09 07:18 PM - permalink
    rebeltern
    Hi Neil,
    I am a bit out of the loop. Sea eagle was spotted down in west Waterford in March. It was one of the birds that had been released into Killarney national park, must have been spreading it's wings for the day. Great spotted cuckoo was found at Ringaskiddy, Cork, in Feb. Good few Hoppoes seen, up to six between Cork and Waterford. I've no real current news. Personnally, there seems to be a spotted flycatcher taking up residence by the house. And last week I had the pleasure of getting intimidated by a peregrine falcon, who was not amused at my hanging around under the nest. Nice dipper action there too, and plenty kingfishers, and a gorgeous reed bunting. Curlews are doing very badly, breeding population getting lower every year.
    Are you sorry you asked?!!
  8. Neil Rigby
    01-04-09 04:51 PM - permalink
    Neil Rigby
    Hi RebelTern, Anything happening in Ireland at the moment?

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