The bird was found by two non birders at Killaughy Road, Donaghadee who were intrgued by its appearance. They seen it on the afternoon of the 23rd June and on the 25th, emailed it to a family contact in England who was a birder. He realised the significance of it and passed details on. By this stage the original finders were able to verify to him that the bird was no longer around.
It is possible that the bird is still in the general area so please keep an eye out for it.
This is the fourth mega in NI this spring but unfortunately the third that has proved untwitchable!
|Bee-eater, Donaghadee - Karen Millar|