Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Weekend Off!

I’ve spent the weekend off, I decided to try Irish Tourism. Mostly I’ve been out with some friends of mine from Wales, Ian ("Eazy-Man-Giro, AKA "Squelshy")and Kathryn, and the dogs. We spent Saturday enjoying the blizzard at Clonmacnoise, after visiting the Clonfanlough Stone (see under Ian's foot…). We spent most of Sunday around Meelick Weir, where we witnessed the first Sandmartins of the year.

Today a colleague, Jamie, and I went to one of the local callows where Jamie had spotted the first geese that we’d had on the callows all winter. We confirmed 95 White-fronted Geese, but were not able to get an accurate count on the 10,000 Godwits which were being harassed by a big female Peregrine Falcon and a Female (ring-tail) Hen Harrier. The blurred shot is the Peregrine sitting on a fence directly behind the geese.

So, I’m a just doing a chatty blog today, and hope you enjoy my weekend off….




Blogger Crimbo said...

Nice pics Dave, has Squelsh kicked that sighn over? (5th pic down)

4:18 PM  
Blogger Crimbo said...

Oops "sign" :)

4:19 PM  
Blogger Davy said...

Crimbo.... ashamed of you! Has "squelshy" ever kicked anything over. We're talking of a guy who can sleep, sitting up without spilling his beer.. lol

Nice timing! Davy, x

8:18 PM  
Blogger Maalie said...

I enjoyed your weekend off very much. I suppose you will be working much too hard to be able to spare another on in July?

11:39 PM  
Blogger Davy said...


I'll always have time for a weekend off with you! You might have to come out radio-tracking instead of visiting callows and farmers, lol.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Davy said...

Crimbo! Kathryn has broken more things than Squelshy! She's amazing!

9:43 AM  
Blogger TCA said...

Your mate looks like he needs a decent hair-cut... I can recommend a barber.



12:37 AM  
Blogger Crimbo said...

Has she dave?
WoW.... They had better get rubber everything!! and dont let them have anything sharp..lol Well.. nothing sharper than a sponge anyway :)

3:54 PM  
Blogger Davy said...


They both need a haircut, my dads been offering to do Squelshy's for years... lol


Rubbers? That worries me too! lol

2:45 AM  
Blogger Sally Dog said...

Hello Uncle Dave!!

Mum and Dad said I can have my own Blog now, have a look at: http://sallydogsblog.blogspot.com

Love Sally Dog xx

3:35 PM  
Blogger simon said...

TCA would that be the Barber of Seville? ( the one that Mozart wrote about?)

11:11 PM  

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