I was in Wexford for a couple of days earlier this week and managed to get a days birding in South Wexford on Tuesday. I began my day at Rosslare harbour, where there was a magnificent sunrise and I managed a glimpse of one Black Redstart along the high harbour wall near the terminal building. I then went to Carne Beach and Churtchtown where my search for the tristis Chiffchaff was not successful, but did managed to see a Buzzard, Merlin, Whimbrel and a scattering of mixed waders. Later in the day visiting Tacumschin I saw the Northern Harrier along with Hen Harrier, Peregrine and the thousands of duck on the lake. Not too many rarities about.
Fishing vessel approaches the Tuskar lighthouse © John N Murphy
Merlin at Churchtown © John N Murphy
Over-wintering Whimbrel near Nethertown Beach © John N Murphy
Linnet in the Car Park at Rosslare Port © John N Murphy
Stonechat at Carne Beach © John N Murphy