First up was a fine looking adult bird at Thomond Weir on 17/1/17 found by Dermot Breen, the sixth record for the County (see shots on Dermot's blog site).
This was followed by a first winter bird found by Harry Hussey et al. at O'Callaghan's Strand on 22/1/17. This bird, the seventh record for the County, has been by far the most approacable so far, allowing some good photo opportunities.
|Standing in centre with similarly aged Herring Gulls|