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Displaying images from trip: Schull, Republic of Ireland - 01/06/2015

Common Lizard

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Location: Maizen Head, Ireland Date: 26/05/2015
Scientific Name: Zootoca vivipara Pic By: Jen
Family: Lizard Size: 12cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon 7D/15-85mm
Description: The viviparous lizard or common lizard, Zootoca vivipara, is a Eurasian lizard. It lives farther north than any other reptile species, and most populations are viviparous, rather than laying eggs as most other lizards do. Wikipedia

Grey Seal

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Location: Ireland Date: 02/06/2015
Scientific Name: Halichoerus grypus Pic By: Mark
Family: TBC Size: 207cm
ISO: 800 Gender: M
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: Grey seals have grey and brown fur, sometimes with a pattern of blotches; no ears visible; long muzzle; nostrils parallel; larger and darker than common seal, with flat or convex profile to its head (the common seal has a concave profile).

Grey Seal

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Location: Ireland Date: 02/06/2015
Scientific Name: Halichoerus grypus Pic By: Mark
Family: TBC Size: 207cm
ISO: 800 Gender: M
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: Grey seals have grey and brown fur, sometimes with a pattern of blotches; no ears visible; long muzzle; nostrils parallel; larger and darker than common seal, with flat or convex profile to its head (the common seal has a concave profile).

Red Deer

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Location: Muck Ross House Date: 25/05/2015
Scientific Name: Cervus elaphus Pic By: Mark
Family: TBC Size: 122cm
ISO: 500 Gender: F
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 420/1
Description: Our largest land-mammal. Summer coat is reddish brown to brown, winter coat is brown to grey. No spots present in adult coat. Large, highly branched antlers in the stag (male).

Red Fox

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Location: The Lookout, Schull Date: 30/05/2015
Scientific Name: Vulpes vulpes Pic By: Mark
Family: Fox Size: 69cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: 7D Mark II/300L F4 + 1.4x
Description: The red fox, Vulpes vulpes, is the largest of the true foxes and the most abundant wild member of the Carnivora, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia. Wikipedia

Shore Crab

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Location: Ireland Date: 02/06/2015
Scientific Name: Carcinus maenas Pic By: Jen
Family: TBC Size: 8cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 85/1
Description: Found on all types of shore from high water to about 60 m deep, but it is predominantly a shore and shallow water species. Tolerates a wide range of salinities and is especially abundant in estuaries and saltmarshes.

Chough

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Location: Ireland Date: 02/06/2015
Scientific Name: Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Pic By: Mark
Family: Crow Size: 40cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: While its black plumage identifies it as a crow, the chough (pronounced 'chuff') has a red bill and legs unlike any other member of the crow family. It has a restricted westerly distribution in the British Isles and because of its small population size and historically declining populations it is an Amber List species. It readily displays its mastery of flight with wonderful aerial displays of diving and swooping. Found in flocks in autumn and winter.

Chough

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Location: Ireland Date: 02/06/2015
Scientific Name: Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Pic By: Mark
Family: Crow Size: 40cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: While its black plumage identifies it as a crow, the chough (pronounced 'chuff') has a red bill and legs unlike any other member of the crow family. It has a restricted westerly distribution in the British Isles and because of its small population size and historically declining populations it is an Amber List species. It readily displays its mastery of flight with wonderful aerial displays of diving and swooping. Found in flocks in autumn and winter.

Gannet

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Location: Ireland Date: 02/06/2015
Scientific Name: Morus bassanus Pic By: Jen
Family: Gannet Size: 96cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: Adults are large and bright white with black wingtips. They are distinctively shaped with a long neck and long pointed beak, long pointed tail, and long pointed wings. At sea they flap and then glide low over the water, often travelling in small groups. They feed by flying high and circling before plunging into the sea. It breeds in significant numbers at only a few localities and so is an Amber List species. Biggest mainland breeding colony at RSPB's Bempton Cliffs. Two mainland colonies - at Bempton and Troup Head, Scotland. Big island colonies on St Kilda, the Northern Isles and Bass Rock in Scotland and Grassholm in Wales.

Great Tit

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Location: Schull, Ireland Date: 29/05/2015
Scientific Name: Parus major Pic By: Jen
Family: Tits Size: 13cm
ISO: 1000 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: The largest UK tit - green and yellow with a striking glossy black head with white cheeks and a distinctive two-syllable song. It is a woodland bird which has readily adapted to man-made habitats to become a familiar garden visitor. It can be quite aggressive at a birdtable, fighting off smaller tits. In winter it joins with blue tits and others to form roaming flocks which scour gardens and countryside for food.

Herring Gull

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Location: Ireland Date: 02/06/2015
Scientific Name: Larus argentatus Pic By: Mark
Family: Gulls Size: 64cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: Herring gulls are large, noisy gulls found throughout the year around our coasts and inland around rubbish tips, fields, large reservoirs and lakes, especially during winter.They have suffered moderate declines over the past 25 years and over half of their UK breeding population is confined to fewer than ten sites.

Hooded Crow

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Location: Schull, Ireland Date: 29/05/2015
Scientific Name: Corvus cornix Pic By: Mark
Family: Crow Size: 50cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: The hooded crow is closely related to the carrion crow, which until recently was regarded as the same species. In areas where the two species overlap there may be some interbreeding with hybrids showing a mixed grey and black body plumage. Like carrion crows, hoodies also feed on dead animals. Unlike crows they can be more sociable in the feeding habits and groups of them may be seen together in fields. Found in N and W Scotland, N Ireland, Ireland, and on the Isle of Man, where it replaces the carrion crow.

Hooded Crow

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Location: Schull, Ireland Date: 29/05/2015
Scientific Name: Corvus cornix Pic By: Jen
Family: Crow Size: 50cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: The hooded crow is closely related to the carrion crow, which until recently was regarded as the same species. In areas where the two species overlap there may be some interbreeding with hybrids showing a mixed grey and black body plumage. Like carrion crows, hoodies also feed on dead animals. Unlike crows they can be more sociable in the feeding habits and groups of them may be seen together in fields. Found in N and W Scotland, N Ireland, Ireland, and on the Isle of Man, where it replaces the carrion crow.

Pied Wagtail

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Location: Barley Cove, Ireland Date: 02/06/2015
Scientific Name: Motacilla alba Pic By: Mark
Family: Wagtail Size: 18cm
ISO: 800 Gender: M
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: A common and familiar bird, the pied wagtail is often seen in towns and cities, dashing across lawns, roads and car parks while wagging its long tail up and down. Pied wagtails eat insects but will feed on seeds and even rubbish in winter. They flock together at warm roost sites like reedbeds and sewage works or trees and bushes in city centres. In summer they defend breeding territories and will nest in ivy, under roofs, in walls, between stones; in all kinds of places!

Rock Pipit

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Location: Ireland Date: 02/06/2015
Scientific Name: Anthus petrosus Pic By: Mark
Family: Pipit Size: 16cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: The rock pipit is a large stocky pipit, larger than a meadow pipit and smaller than a starling. It is streaky olive-brown above and dirty white underneath with dark streaking. It breeds around the coast where there are rocky beaches, and most of the birds that breed in the UK are residents.

Song Thrush

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Location: Muck Ross House, Ireland Date: 26/05/2015
Scientific Name: Turdus philomelos Pic By: Mark
Family: Thrush Size: 22cm
ISO: 500 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 420/1
Description: A familiar and popular garden songbird whose numbers are declining seriously, especially on farmland making it a Red List species. Smaller and browner than a mistle thrush with smaller spotting. Its habit of repeating song phrases distinguish it from singing blackbirds. It likes to eat snails which it breaks into by smashing them against a stone with a flick of the head.

Song Thrush

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Location: Schull, Ireland Date: 29/05/2015
Scientific Name: Turdus philomelos Pic By: Jen
Family: Thrush Size: 22cm
ISO: 1000 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D Mark II 420/1
Description: A familiar and popular garden songbird whose numbers are declining seriously, especially on farmland making it a Red List species. Smaller and browner than a mistle thrush with smaller spotting. Its habit of repeating song phrases distinguish it from singing blackbirds. It likes to eat snails which it breaks into by smashing them against a stone with a flick of the head.

Clouded Border Moth

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Location: Ireland Date: 04/06/2015
Scientific Name: Lomaspilis marginata Pic By: Jen
Family: TBC Size: ?
ISO: 200 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 85/1
Description: A delicate little moth, which can be disturbed from undergrowth during the day, but whose natural flight time is at night.It is fairly commonly distributed over most of Britain, occupying woodland and moist localities, and flies between May and July.The larvae feed on sallow (Salix) and poplars (Populus), especially aspen (P. tremula).