Tuesday, 7 May 2013


After skiving off to Tuscany last weekend, this weekend was about cleaning up on some expected may-migrants.

As expected, many of these were easy to connect with, such as Whitethroat, Sedge warbler and Grasshopper warbler, which were get-able at the back bog and shanagarry.

Nice surprises however were, Reed warbler, Cuckoo and Carrion Crow, also at the back bog. Carrion's are scarce enough in Cork, though there are always a couple around if you look, this was my first of the year however and a nice bonus. And reed warbler, though I do not believe they breed at Ballycotton anymore, tend just to pass through. So nice to connect with one singing.

Still no sign of Puffin or Common Tern. But only a matter of time.

126 species. Score 166. Comparative score 70.44%.

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