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Autumn Birding: American waders and more

3 Day break to Tacumshin Lake in county Wexford

Myself and my good friend Brian McCloskey had been talking about a trip to the famous Tacusmhin lake located in County Wexford for some time. One afternoon Brian texted me while I was in work and said will we just book a house for a few days. So I said "Ah feck it why not". Some of the birds that had been recorded at the site over the days leading up to our trip included; An adult American golden plover, juvenile Buff-breasted, 2 juvenile pectorals, lots of white wagtails, a few yellow wagtails and some nice raptors such as marsh harrier and hen. All birds that are a treat to see! 

(Juvenile Buff-Breasted Sandpiper)
We got the train to Rosslare strand and then a taxi to the house at the Forgotten Corner of Tacumshin. The house was overlooking the lake! Super cool. After dropping off our bags to the house we headed for the lake to spend the afternoon and evening birding. We met two birders in the early afternoon and from then on…