On this date
2nd February 1986, saw Northern Ireland first and so far only White-billed Diver. It was discovered at Ardglass Harbour Co.Down by an old friend of the NIBA, Mr Ken Douglas (what a bird it was Ken!). It stayed for about two months and proved a very popular bird indeed within the twitching community. The bird rarely left the confines of the harbour allowing excellent views. To this day it still remains a very rare bird in Ireland with records barely getting into double figures.