On Saturday 7th May 2011, I had a 4.00 am start to my day leaving home for headlands in Waterford where I was hoping to get a few stray migrants that may have been blown in by the southerly winds. just a s I arrived at Helvick Head, I dipped on a female Golden Oriole by about two minutes. I spent all morning between Helvick, Mine and Ardmore Heads with little more than Whitethroats and a hoodwink large brown Warbler. I got a phone call from a few friends on the Saltee Islands in nearby Wexford to say Great Reed Warbler had just been found, so being so close I had to travel for the big twitch. On Saltee there were nice numbers of common migrants including Spotted Flycatchers, (see below).