This summary of unchecked reports covers early January to early February 2015.

Headlines As expected at this time of year, it was mainly waterfowl and gulls that grabbed the attention, with a variety of popular long-stayers. Among the new arrivals, most unexpected was the adult Slaty-backed Gull that spent two days at Killybegs in Co. Donegal but others included a Black Scoter off Nort


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