Black Scoter, near Rossbeigh, 10th January 2015 (Seamus Enright).
The long-awaited first record for Ireland, though there have been eight in Britain so far. This adult male is with the main scoter flock (of just 60-70 birds) at Rossbeigh, and though the weather was appalling again yesterday, most who travelled to see the bird have had decent views. The map in the post below shows where it has been present for the last three days, only moving about 100m or so from the original area below the cliff. More photos from Seamus can be seen HERE.