A new species, Great Egret in Clew Bay 21/11/2019

A Great Egret feeding in Claggan lagoon, Clew Bay, County Mayo. The Little Egret arrived in Ireland and bred in 1997. Now the Great Egret bred in the UK in 2012 and here we have it visiting Ireland’s west coast.  For the last month Birdwatch Ireland have reported a Great Egret in Westport Bay nearContinue reading “A new species, Great Egret in Clew Bay 21/11/2019”

How many Otters live in Clew Bay?

This is a question no one can answer. Why you may ask? No one has tried to count the otters because to do an otter survey of Clew Bay you need lots of time to search and you need to be able to access 140 small islands. In Shetland a female coastal otter have beenContinue reading “How many Otters live in Clew Bay?”

Islands biodiversity on a March day in Clew Bay 07032019

Hares, Otter, Barnacle geese, Turnstones, Great Northern Divers, Red Breasted Mergansers, Cormorants, Oystercatchers, Pied Wagtail, Rock Pipit. Recording biodiversity It was a fresh windy day today in Clew Bay. I took advantage of the the shelter from the north west wind by hugging the south side of the islands. I island hopped my way aroundContinue reading “Islands biodiversity on a March day in Clew Bay 07032019”

Clew Bay – help record its Biodiversity

Clew Bay’s iconic mountain Croagh Patrick in the grip of winter is a pleasure to see if you live around the bay or in Westport. The Bay itself is stunning to see if you ever make it up to Croagh Patrick’s summit, a myriad of 140 small islands or treat yourself to Michael Cusack’s book,Continue reading “Clew Bay – help record its Biodiversity”

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