Thursday, 20 October 2016

Glen Lough Reserve

Last Sunday we travelled to Glen Lough Reserve in Edgeworthstown.
The weather was inclement to say the least but we were able to shelter in a very nice hide situated right on the edge of the lake. 
Ducks were the dominant species of the day with mallard, widgeon, teal and gadwall sighted along with waterrail, moorhen, herons, mute swans and a few predatory buzzards. 
A copybook in the hide lists sightings and happily enough there are lots of other birds to spot when the conditions are more favourable.
Very nice displays located around the reserve and hide to show what flora and fauna to expect to see.
The reserve can be slightly tricky to find; I have a detailed list of directions I can mail to anyone interested.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Glen Lough Reserve

Our October event is as follows:

Glen lake Edgeworthstown, Co Longford. Sunday 16th October.
Meet in Londis carpark, Edgeworthstown at 11 a.m

Also, attached a link to Longford tourism detailing what you might expect to see while there.

Bring a packed lunch and suitable outdoor gear; sturdy boots/wellies are advised.
Feel free to contact me if you have any queries. (087) 7735487

Also feel free to invite friends along or advertise locally!

Facebook: Cavan-birdwatching

Monday, 19 September 2016

Sligo outing

We visited our friends in Sligo yesterday for some great birdwatching. There is quite a long list of sightings so I'll get around to compiling that shortly hopefully. Suffice to say there are numerous corners tucked down in my trusty guidebook!
A sincere thank you to Michael Bell and all in the Sligo branch for a lovely day. (and we'll get to see the All-Ireland 2nd time round!)

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Outing to Sligo

Next Sunday (18th Sept) we will travel to Sligo to meet up with their Birdwatch branch and do some birdwatching along the coast. Fingers crossed for good weather and Mayo!
Meeting at Cartron carpark at 11 a.m.

Contact if you have any queries.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Dawn Chorus and cake!

We had a lovely morning for the Dawn Chorus walk this year. It was lovely to be in the forest listening to birdsong in the early hours! This year was the 10th anniversary of our walk in the Castle Lake Forest, Bailieborough. Thanks to everyone who brought along refreshments and to PJ for the nice cake! (Photo - Castle Lake as dawn was breaking)
Thanks also go to Olive Steenson for photography.

Olive Steenson

Friday, 27 May 2016

Cathaoirleach Awards

Congratulations to Heather on her nomination in the Community section of the Cavan County Council Cathaoirleach Awards. 
The Awards Scheme celebrates the work of volunteers who make a difference to their communities because of their hard work, dedication and vision.