Was at Ringaskiddy 1st thing this morning to try for yesterday's great spotted cuckoo - no luck, though, and it seems that it either pushed on, or hopped off its mortal coil during the night. Did bump into 5 cattle egrets on the way home, between Inchydoney and Ardfield, so that should please our spanish reader, assuming he has internet access (and time to waste!)
Saturday, February 14, 2009
A cracking adult winter little gull was loitering off the beach at Long Strand this morning, only my 3rd for the patch, I think. A 1st w iceland gull was also on the beach there. A scan offshore produced 48 red-throated divers - a good count, along with 6 great northern divers. A grey wagtail over the house mid-morning was also new for the year (73).