For the past couple of weeks my life seems to have been ruled by domesticity, but there is 'autumnal' light at the end of the tunnel! I had to take 'her indoors' on a weeks holiday, then I took my mother over to Ireland to visit her siblings and this week I have an Aunty and Uncle over from Canada staying with me. Where has all the birding gone?!
On my trip to Ireland I did see a few birds particularly on the ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast. Nothing unusual, and no Petrels or Skuas, but I did have 127 Gannets, 45 Shags, 37 Gullemots, 79 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Arctic Terns, 10 Kittiwakes, 37 Razorbills, 8 Puffins, 7 Fulmars, 4 Sandwich Terns, 17 Black Guillemots and 39 Common Terns.
Over in Ireland I did see the obligatory Black Guillemots and Hooded Crows at various coastal locations, but not a lot else. The forecast looks okay to get out birding before a day in the office tomorrow so I'll wait and see what tomorrow brings.
Birding the Holy City - Back home in the UK now, and I have one last post to share from my short visit to Israel. After the quick trip down south, I was based in Jerusalem. I was ...
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