Research trip through Great Britain & Ireland – Ireland

Here I show some further photos from the last weeks. The weather was not that pleasant in Wales – always windy and rainy.

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium) at the shore of a lake in Wales
Stream in the northern part of Wales

Then I went to Ireland. Luckily, the sea was very calm while the ferry passage and it was possible to get some shots of a very special bird species:

Manx Shearwater (Puffinus puffinus). These amazing birds stay all their life on the sea. They come just to the land for breeding and then just during the night. They are the ‘albatrosses’ of the northern hemisphere.

In Ireland again just one day with really pleasant weather.

Flowering heathland in Wicklow National Park

When I arrived in western Ireland a little storm started and it was too much wind to work in the forests for two days. So I could stay at the bridges of Ross, had the chance to meet nice people and enjoy the beautiful landscape.

Stormy morning at the bridges of Ross, Ireland
Sunrise at the bridges of Ross
The swallen sea
Research trip through Great Britain & Ireland – Ireland

Research trip through Great Britain & Ireland

Wow – the summer is over and I haven’t written anything. Well, it has been a busy time. I am on a research trip in Great Britain and Ireland – trying to record the calls of Common Crossbills (Loxia curvirostra) for my PhD.

Common Crossbills (Loxia curvirostra) drinking at a puddle
Three Common Crossbills (Loxia curvirostra) drinking at a puddle

There is very few time to photograph. I have taken almost no photos, just a few of landscape. Nevertheless, here are some of them:

I got up very early every morning and had the chance to see many sunrises and sunsets. This is a sunrise in southern England
Here bracken (Pteridium aquilinum) photographed during sunset
Forest in southern England in the evening
Fellow Deer (Dama dama) early in the morning
Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) in Cornwall
Cornwall's coast during sunset
Some spare time thanks to strong wind: Cornwall’s coast during sunset






Research trip through Great Britain & Ireland