I was on the west coast of Ireland, visiting Sligo last month, and we stayed in a little AirBnB in Rathlee, which is a tiny town on the coast. I spent the mornings exploring the coast and admiring the scenery. Stonechat Plenty of birds to enjoy Rock Pipit April lamb Dramatic coast Ringed Plover Fluffy […]
I think a lot of people feel like jackdaws are boring, probably because they are common, but I actually think they are adorable. I caught this one nesting. She got this big stick but couldn’t fit it in the nest! She looked at me like “Stop photographing this!” Then she sat on top of the […]
Sometimes birds like to bathe in the gutter outside my window, but it’s rare for me to catch them! I got these photos of a little blue tit splashing in the gutter, which I thought were very cute. So fluffy
A second bird clue to help you figure out where in the world I was last week. It feels like this is a bit misleading, since you wouldn’t expect a parakeet in this habitat, or I didn’t.
Here’s a bird clue from my trip last week if you haven’t guessed yet. Obviously, the great crested grebe has a pretty broad distribution, but it should help narrow it down to say this is one of the countries where the grebe has a year-round residence. Also, just a beautiful bird! I love the glossy […]
I painted this card for my sister’s birthday (even though she’s more into lipstick than birds). Ireland has a disproportionate number of adorable birds and I just love them. I can’t help it! I think these paintings are pretty cute too ;). It’s kind of hard to tell from the scan, but I include their […]
Most of my Irish friends (feathered and human) spent most of this snowmaggedon stuffing their faces haha…bull finches like this one prefer to eat buds on fruit trees. My landlord and his girlfriend prefer black pudding, white pudding, rashers, fried potatoes, beans, and toast. This is either a juvenile or a female, as the males […]