28th November 2012


Our Trip to Glounthaune

We went to Glounthaune on the 23rd of November 2012. It was a beautiful day,and we left on the train at 10:30 am.
Jim Wilson, Ms. Doherty and Mr. McSweeney were with us. We saw over 600 birds. We saw Black-tailed Godwits, Knot, Black headed gulls, Mallard,
Golden Plover, Rooks, Oyster Catchers, Turnstones, Redshanks, Greenshanks, a Little Egret, Curlews, Bar-tailed Godwits, Grey Heron,
Cormarent, Dunlin. Great Black Backed Gulls. We also saw the Teal, which is our smallest duck.just The weather was very sunny until we got a heavy shower of rain
just before we returned home on the 12.10pm train. That was our trip to Glounthaune.

Ruairi, signing off. 27/11/12

Students from Scoil Iosaef Naofa, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland preparing to go look for colour ringed Black-tailed Godwits in Cork Harbour.

(photo © Willie McSweeney)


Students looking for colour ringed Black-tailed Godwits at Glounthaune in Cork Harbour.

(photo © Willie McSweeney)


Some gulls at Glounthaune, spot the Curlew!

(photo © Willie McSweeney)


Students taking notes from the East Cork Birdwatching Trail Display Board at Glounthaune..

(photo © Willie McSweeney)


Jim Wilson explains to students how a wader uses its beak to catch food in the mud.

(photo © Willie McSweeney)




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