I arrived back earlier last week to a blistering 46 degrees, having left Dublin airport earlier in the day at 10 degrees. I went out with Jem Babbington and Nicole Provan on Friday to see the usual sites. Waders are coming through in numbers (2,500 - 3,000 at Tubli Bay North) but passerines are scarce yet. The most interetsing birds were a Garganey at Alba Marsh, a Long-legged Buzzard at Ali Farm and a juvenile Lapwing at the Refinery pond. Below are a few pictures of the migrants.
This juvenile lapwing couldn't be far from home!
Wheatears are just starting to arrive now, Isabelline first
A small flock of Little ringed Plover was at Buri Farm
These birds were easily approached but the light level was bad in the afternoon.
The first of the Yellow Wagtails are also arriving