Thursday, 11 October 2012
With the weather still as grim as a grim day in Grimsby we decided to head South to the Lizard and actually see some birds rather than fog, rain and grimness. First stop the surprisingly easy to find and see Paddy Warbler from way out East.
and typically that's all we got as the Red backed Shrike and Ortolan Bunting had been well and truly booted.
The 'A'Team were booked onto the ferry to Inishmore but alas the Eastern Kingbird had done one over night, so we never got on board. But slight compensation was just up the road in sunny Connemara. The first Belted Kingfisher for apparently 28 years in Ireland.
Gregsy gives the big blue kingfisher the thumbs up, a cracking bird in a stunning location.
we also get a flyover from a couple of incoming winter visitors a pair of Whooper Swans...