Sunday, 10 March 2013


I was in Skerries today in search of the Bonaparte`s Gull that had been seen on two occasions recently but with no joy today. While there I got news of a Spoonbill on the Bull Island. This is only the second record of a Spoonbill on Bull Island since Nov 1995 which was a juvenile bird. So it was in the Jeep and a 30 minute drive down the M1 and out to the Bull. When I got there it was just after 5 o clock and there was a couple of fellow birders there watching this bird. It was quite flighty and the weather wasn`t helping with gale force winds the bird was finding it hard to keep itself from blowing over. This is my 4th Irish county record of Spoonbill with the other records being in Cork, Clare and Kerry.

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