|Whiskered Tern, Quoile, 2009 - Craig Nash|
On this date
26th April 2009 saw Northern Ireland's first and so far only Whiskered Tern. It was discovered off the Castle Island hide at the Quoile Pondage Co.Down. The bird was only present for a few hours never to be seen again, only a handful of lucky observers got to see it. At the time of the bird turning up there was a large influx of Whiskered Terns in mainland Britain, with one site holding up to 11 birds, a record total for this species.