The next day, no sign of the Buff-bellied Pipit around Lough Beg (on the off chance it was still there!).Driving down the M2, a large flock of Waxwing were in trees by the side of the Motorway. We came off at the next junction about drove back to find the birds, about 300, feeding by a car park in Newtownabbey.
A small fraction of the Waxwings besides the road © Ashley Howe
We had a brief stop in Belfast city centre before heading south to Dublin to catch the ferry back.A big thanks to Steve for all the driving over the last few days (even though he gave me his bastard cold!! argh!!)