I ventured up to Lough Donnell late yesterday evening 26th August 2016, in search of a few waders. The water levels had dropped and I was excited to see a small flock of 70 Dunlin in the mud at the south west corner when I arrived. My excited soon waned after 20 minutes as the only other interesting waders with the Dunlin were two Knot and this Curlew Sandpiper. Today a Semipalmated Sandpiper was reported at the site by visiting Finish birders. What a P off but fair play to the Fins.
Curlew Sandpiper at Lough Donnell John N Murphy
Curlew Sandpiper and Dunlin John N Murphy
Dunlin at Lough Donnell John N Murphy
Dunlin and Knot at Lough Donnell John N Murphy