Yellowhammer ©Tom Tarpey
A Yellowhammer was heard singing today on Aughinish Island near the Nature Trail carpark. This is the first report of the species in potential breeding habitat in the County in the past few years. A number of breeding territories were known in the Askeaton area in the early years of the last decade, however no reports of the birds have come to light in recent years. This was formerly the stronghold for the species in the County. Any other reports of the species would be most welcome.