Living and working in the country is often quite tranquil, but this morning the calm was shattered when this male sparrowhawk dropped in for an impromptu visit. Suddenly the background harmony of birdsong was replaced by a cacophony of anxious alarm calls as blackbirds, swallows, house sparrows, chaffinches and tits all screamed their warnings. Trouble had arrived! I glanced … [Read more...] about Sparrowhawk: the “Ronseal” of Irish birds!
Here are a selection of stunning wildlife shots submitted by fans of the Ireland’s Wildlife page on Facebook and the Irelands Wildlife Flickr photo-sharing group. Enjoy! Wood mouse… by Caher Bridge Garden via Facebook Pine Marten… by Enda Flynn via Flickr Small Copper… by Wild Carlow via Facebook Pygmy Shrew by Eamon Brennan via Facebook Spotted Flycatcher… by … [Read more...] about Featured wildlife photos from the Ireland’s Wildlife community
Ireland’s Wildlife now has a brand new Flickr group, where you can share your images of Irish nature with the rest of our online community. Flickr is one of the world’s leading photo-sharing websites (now owned by the Yahoo! network) and makes it really easy to share, comment and discuss photos online. Members have already added a stunning collection of wildlife shots to the … [Read more...] about Share your Ireland’s Wildlife photographs on Flickr
Seeing the fantastic insect photographs being posted to the Ireland’s Wildlife Facebook Page this month prompted me to browse my photo archives, and I thought I’d share this with you on the blog. The poplar hawk moth (Laothoe populiis) an incredibly striking insect… based on a 1981 distribution map it can (or at least could) be found all over Ireland, but because, like many … [Read more...] about Poplar Hawk Moth… a different view