The next spot we went on to was Loughrea, for a returning drake Ring-Necked Duck, which was promptly located on the north side of the lake, a lifer for me! Also here were, rather unusually, 3 long-tailed duck. In all I got 3 county year ticks, which added with recent siskin and crossbill put me at 147 for the year. Below are some harrier record shots.
|Being mobbed by a hoodie|