Sunday, June 12, 2011

12th june2011


Pine marten

Elephant hawkmoth

Pine marten

Buzzard,Jay,Pine marten,Red squirrel and many more continue to show well at our photography hides.cuckoos are still calling but at a reduced rate.a fox with 3 cubs was a nice surprise returning from the pine martens with the occasional long eared owl being seen

Sunday, May 29, 2011

29th may 2011

common buzzard
Red squirrel

Large red damselfly

A few pictures from the weekend posted above.In addition to Buzzard,Red squirrel and Red damselfly we also photographed/viewed cuckoo,crossbill,jay,Raven,various butterflies/moths including emperor moth and small copper butterflyand 3 species of Dragon and damselfly.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

25 may 2011

Photographs above are from the top -dome hide in the forest,chaffinch in the rain,red squirrel on larch tree and cuckoo in song all taken recently in the cooley mountains.Good views an photos were also had of jays,pine martens,buzzards and more.

we have recently added to our on line shop a number of items which will be of interest to wildlife photographers such as hides,scrims,leafscreen etc.also check out our website for guided photography days or unaccompanied hide sessions at feeding stations

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

10th may 2011 update

Pine marten record shots above and below

Red squirrel above and below

Red squirrels continue to show well although the weather was quite foggy we managed to get quite a good few shots.Cuckoos continue to be seen and heard in a few locations but as usual remain camera shy.we also had long eared owl,grasshopper warbler,jays and buzzards.

Pine martens are now coming frequently to a feeding station and we hope to be able to offer hide photography at this site soon. so far they are proving to be rather camera shy.check out our website at

Monday, May 2, 2011

2nd May 2011

The unusual good weather continues,but we could do with a spot of rain to top up the ditches and ponds which are becoming dry, very early this year.Whilst most things seemed early this year the cuckoo arrived back to the mountains bang on cue(last week of april) and is very vocal ,but remains elusive.We were able to stalk it to within a couple of trees,but unable to get good views meant breaking cover spooked it.Red squirrels are showing well (good luck with the editing Kenny) with the usual buzzards,jays,ravens,red fox,wheatears,grasshopper warblers,a single long eared owl and many of the common species.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

23/24th April 2011

Emperor moth,Red squirrel and Jay(Irish race hibernicus) pictured above from the Cooley mountains,Co.Louth,Ireland.Over the weekend we also photographed cuckoo(distant),Buzzard,green hairstreak butterfly and many more of the common species.Wildlife photography day tours in the cooley mountains are available check our website,