It's not often I would be in the Jeep and off for a twitch, but last friday week my wife, Finbarr MacGabhann and John N Murphy of (murfswildlife.blogspot.com)were up in Doonbeg when they came across a American Golden Plover. I recieved the phone call but was 2 hours away in college so I was unable to make it down. But luckily for me the bird has hung around so I set off to Clare yesterday to get a couple of shots of this bird. Now I know going a week late couldn't really be called a twitch but it's the closest to a twitch for this year I've come. It's great to see birds like this and even better to get a couple of shots. So here are a couple of my favorites.