Not to be defeated I went back again Sunday morning, the hide was still there but the weather was a bit dull. Back into position and while I had nice views of Little Egret, Water Rail, Siskin, Reed Bunting and Redpoll there was no sign of the Kingfisher. The best I have to show you is his fishing post, use your imagination and you'll see the beautiful electric blue and chestnut colours as he deals with yet another Stickleback!!
|Fishing Post - try and picture that Kingfisher!!|
|Not very comfy hide|
|Ballycotton lifeboat - 26th February 2012|
Picking up a loaf of Brennan's Bread in Cloyne I was all set.
I arrived at the pier and immediately spied a 1st winter Iceland Gull. There were no other white-winged gulls around sadly but this would do for now. No need for a hide this time, I chucked some bread into the water and he was one of the first gulls over.
|Iceland Gull, Ballycotton Pier, 26 February 2012|
The Iceland Gull filled himself up with slliced bread before indigestion probably set in and he took to just resting on the water.
|1st winter Iceland Gull and Brennan's sliced pan.|
|Ringed 1st winter Herring Gull|
|My boat, my boat!!!|
Hopefully some Kingfisher shots to come in due course.