BLUE WINGED WARBLER
In one of her comments Sandy ask to see some sketches of “our” birds, well this one is certainly a bird of America but is a HUGE rarity in Ireland, in fact this is the only one there has been seen here or in fact in Europe. It got caught up in a big storm and was blown across the atlantic and landed in Ireland instead of South America. Needless to say this bird attracted huge crowds over the few days that it stayed .
Another first for Ireland, this Baltimore Oriole got lost and arrived , believe it or not in Baltimore in County Cork, Ireland. It stayed a couple of days and then dissappeared.