We did a whistle stop tour of the middle of Ireland on Saturday 11th May, to clock up a few new year ticks. We began our day with an early morning stop at Mountshannon on Lough Derg to see the White-tailed Eagles. Then it was on to Banagher in county Offaly for Whinchat and Boora Bog for Grey Partridge. Next stop was across to Wicklow for Great Spotted Woodpecker, Red Kite and finally ending our day at Kilcoole and the east coast where we got Little Tern, Roseate Tern, Buzzards, Marsh Harrier and lots of other common species. Not a bad day considering the weather.