|photo Heather Bothwell|
report by Heather
Dawn chorus 2012 at Garvagh lough, which is in west Cavan, near Blacklion was a very enjoyable morning. Situated in an upland area we got fine views of Cuillcagh mountain and neighbouring hills. We compiled a diverse list of songsters with highlights of cuckoo, skylark, meadow pipit,whitethroat, stonechat and flocks of redpoll. (the total was 29 species) The area is to be highly recommended not just for the birds , but also the orchids , rare plants and rare butterflies.