Four spotted chaser
Was up in Coronation Plantation in Wicklow recently hoping to find crossbills, groppers and whinchats, in the end I had to settle for just 2 family parties of whinchats. The juvs were pretty skittish, remaining low down in ferns for most of my time there.
White tailed eagle
I spent 2 days in Mountshannon hoping to see the young eagles before they fledged. The weather was pretty miserable the whole time I was there, thick fog and drizzling rain meant that the island was barely visible at times! During a few brief clear spells, good views of the male could be had with the 60x.
The bearded tits seem to be doing well this year, had great views of atleast 4 males and several juveniles at one site in the south east recently. I spent the whole day there and didn't see an adult female, hopefully they are on nests working on the next brood.