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Monday, 26 March 2012

The first BAILLON'S CRAKE in Ireland since the 18th Century !







Photographer Derek Charles was among just 30 lucky twitchers that savoured this charming tiny crake on Sunday, showing down to just a few yards from observers on Great Saltee Island in County Wexford. There have been just two previous records in Ireland, with singles being obtained at Youghal (Cork) on 30 October 1845 and near Tramore (Waterford) on 6 April 1858. A real blocker and such superb shots.