My last post was about the walk out to Rue lighthouse. This is the photographs of the wildlife I took while out on the trail. I hopefully will give them the right I.D, so I hope you enjoy the photos.
So the first photos show the Eider duck.
Next up is three photos of a Curlew ( NUMENIUS ARQUATA)
The first bird to be photographed has I move away from the coast is a Stonechat (male) sitting on a wire fencing.
The Coot is up next, this is a very common bird here in Ireland found on all types of water ways.
The next bird I post on my last blog post has a Golden eye, after looking closer I think it’s a female Tufted Duck
I’m now off road and walking up towards the clipp top trail when I hear the call of a Buzzard (BUTEO BUTEO)
Just before the cliff top trail a flock of Curlew’s flew pass.
The next batch of photographs were taken from the ruin cottages down by the coast near Rue lighthouse
The walk back to Church Bay was by road, and it along the first mile this photo’s were taken.
I have just got back to walking along the coast, a small sandy beach nests in the rocky coast line. I blimb down a take a seat on a sandy bank at it’s edge. It’s from here I get some of the small waders feeding here.
These are the last birds I photographed before entering the village. Again I’ll leave you with this photo of the Kelp house .
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4 thoughts on “Rathlin Walk 3: the wildlife”
Thanks for the stroll. A curlew now? Funny, in French it’s called a “courlis”, same name with local variation. Wonder who came up with the name first?
At the end of day it is only a name but the beauty of the bird is the same.
The you for the follow.
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True. Only a name. But I’m always fascinated by the exchanges between French and English. The Normands brought a lot of vocabulary to England. Now the French borrow back a lot of words from English. Just curious about the origin.
PS. Just checked. The English name does come from the old French “courlieu”, which sounds similar to your “curlew”.