16th April 2015

Lucky find for Scoil Iosaef Naofa Pupils

Fieldtrip to Glounthaune

Pupils from Scoil Iosaef Naofa went on the above fieldtrip on the 25th March. We set off on the train with our teacher, Mr. McSweeney and were also accompanied by Ms. Scriven. When we got to Glounthaune we met local birdwatcher, Paul Moore. Paul was a great help as he identified lots of the wading birds.We saw over 300 Black tailed Godwits, Curlew,Ringed Plover, Knots, Redshank, Oystercatchers and Dunlin. Other birds seen were Jackdaws, Hooded Crows, Black Headed Gulls, Teal and a Grey Heron. We also saw 5 buzzards which Paul told us is very unusual! There was great excitement when we saw a ringed Black tailed Godwit! It's ring combination was Red Yellow, Yellow White. We got the train back to Cobh again and were back in school before it got too wet.

Many thanks to Paul Moore, Chariman of the Cork Branch of BirdWatch Ireland for all his help.

Students taking notes at the Brid Trail Information Board

Students watching a colour ringed godwit they found on their trip.