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Rare White Swallow in Clonakilty!

I had a wonderful experience today as I was lucky to witness an incredibly rare sight of a White Swallow! These birds, which are a normal Barn Swallow only they have a condition called leucism. Leucism, or leukism, is an abnormal plumage condition caused by […]

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Well this season has started with a bang!

The waters off West Cork are heaving with marine life as the plankton bloom explodes with increasing daylight and rising air and water temperatures. As the plankton blossoms Sand-eels in their millions are converting micro-organisms into good catchable protein. This in turn is driving a […]

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Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air and it’s time to start planning for the arrival of all the wildlife it will bring! Seabirds are already arriving to stake their claim on a nest site, Basking Sharks will be here soon to take advantage of the plankton […]