Pied fly, 1st winter male, churchtown.
Had been looking forward to a day of seawatching on saturday but after a friend dropped out last minute, I decided a 4 hour drive to sit in the rain wasn't much of a prospect. So I decided to spend a day in Wexford and sketch some terns, hoping to find something amongst them. I arrived early at Churchtown and found good numbers of willow warbs, chiffs and blackcaps, large numbers of hirrundines over head held a few late swifts. The only bird of note was a young male pied fly which showed well, albeit briefly.
An evening seawatch off carnesore was very quite, though an immature long tailed skua flying north was very nice. It was also seen by a few others in the car park further along the coast who had it in closer.
Will hopefully get to a scanner in the morning and put up some of the sketches from the last while.