Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Lapland Buntings

Lapland Buntings have turned up in higher than normal numbers this autumn.  Loop Head, Co. Clare, has held 20 or more birds for the past few weeks and many of the birds have been quite approachable.  I got these shots last Sunday (25/9/2016), from a flock of six birds feeding in the heather just east of the lighthouse.

Loop Head also attracts lots of migrating Wheatears and there were several birds in the area again last Sunday, however this young bird below at Rinevilla near Carrigholt, proved more obliging for the camera.