Today is the winter solstice and in some respects the end of the year. However, large wintering waterbird flocks will remain in the Callows right through the Christmas and into the New Year, before starting to disperse around late February to head to their breeding grounds.
|Bullock Island © B. Caffrey|
|Teal © BirdWatch Ireland|
|Pintail © J. Fox|
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Christmas, and all the best for 2013. I hope you have enjoyed this year’s blog and look forward to keeping you up to date with next year’s happenings in the Shannon Callows.