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Sunday, 29 April 2012

American Golden Plover, Reenroe

American Golden Plover, Reenroe (near Waterville), 28th April 2012 (Pat McDaid).

American Golden Plover (left), with Golden Plover, Reenroe, 28th April 2012 (Pat McDaid).

American Golden Plover (left) with Golden Plovers, Reenroe, 28th April 2012 (Pat McDaid). Though often thought of as an autumn vagrant to Kerry, spring records of this Nearctic species are not unprecedented, with a May record from Akeragh Lough in 1971, and with summer records in June (1969) and July (1993) from Baile an Reannaig and Rough Point respectively. This is the first April record for Kerry.