Since the new series was launched I have not had much time to do any birding. Today 18th November 2011 I got a chance to go to Cork to look for a few migrants. We started at Middleton where a flock of 19 Cranes have been feeding in stubble fields for the last week (see below). We also got to Power Head where we clocked up the Pallid Harrier, a Pallas's Warbler, one albino Hen Harrier and four other Hen Harriers. Between Rostellan and Aghada we counted 46 Mediterranean Gulls. An excellent days birding in such wet conditions.