DONEGAL IS THE FIRST STOPPING-OFF POINT FOR UNIQUE WINGED VISITER

first_imgBirdwatch Ireland has revealed that Donegal was the first stop-off point for a unique winter visiter to Ireland.Waxwings stopped off on Tory IslandA group of 25 Waxwing birds were spotted on Tory Island on October 29th, sparking a surge of sightings of the Scandinavian birds.This winter has been exceptional for the number of Waxwings reported throughout the country. By the end of November, Waxwings had been seen in all counties, with flocks of more than 50 birds noted in Antrim, Dublin and Wicklow.To date, the highest count was of at least 400 Waxwings seen roosting in Lucan, Co. Dublin in mid-December.Because the birds usually live in the wild woods of remote of Siberia and Alaska as well as Scandinavia, it is probably the first time they have encountered people.Birdwatch Ireland has ased any Donegal readers who may have spotted the stunning  birds, who feed on berries in the winter, to contact them. DONEGAL IS THE FIRST STOPPING-OFF POINT FOR UNIQUE WINGED VISITER was last modified: December 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ScandinaviaTory IslandWaxwingslast_img read more