Compiled by Barry Nightingale and Anthony McGeehan This summary covers the period from 12th May to 15th June 1997. These are unchecked reports, not authenticated records. Purple Heron Ardea purpurea Ballycotton (Co. Cork), 26th-28th May. Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis Male, Gransha Lake (Co. Londonderry), 10th May. Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos Tory Island (Co. Donegal), 25th May. Long-billed


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