Last Sunday I took part in the Galway Bay count with Dermot Breen. The best birds were an amazing pure albino Curlew (this bird may have been around for a while, first seen by Tom Murtagh), and my first ever black-throated divers, bringing the Galway yearlist up to 141.
The push is now on to try make at least 145 by years end, preferably 150. Notable omissions, and ones I will be trying hard to connect with are:
Crossbill, Siskin, Whooper Swan(for Galway), Red grouse, Kingfisher and Common Scoter. Another possibility would be the returning Forster's Tern at Nimmo's pier.
So thats all for the minute, I will keep out though and keep adding to that list.
|Record shot of the curlew, really doesn't do this bird justice|