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Sunday, 15 February 2009

GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO IN COUNTY CORK - FIRST VAGRANT OF THE SPRING

An adult GREAT SPOTTED CUCKOO was present all day 8 miles SE of Cork (County Cork, IRELAND) near Ringaskiddy at Haulboline, feeding along the embankment (per John Diggin via Irish Birding) and representing not only the first real vagrant of the spring but also the 250th species in Britain and Ireland this year.

DIRECTIONS: Use the car park beyond the ferry terminal and turn right and walk along the beach towards Lough Beg and Currabinny to view the ivy-covered tree on the bank