Another cracking sunny calm spring day at Galley, and on all such days it is really hard to resist the lure of migrant bashing! A quick check of the trusty CBR revealed that while its still about 2 weeks till the wheatears get here, there was more than a fighting chance of a hoopoe lingering somewhere, with at least 2 late Feb records on south Cork headlands in recent years. Armed with that knowledge, I had to give it a lash!
Sadly, it wasn't to be, however did put up a couple of female pheasants which hadn't yet got onto the year list, so at least that was something (72). And, there's any number of places you could hide a hoopoe on a Galley - might have to go for another look tomorrow!