Having received my scope back from Swarovski, repaired and in great condition (like to add that the level of customer service from Swarovksi still remains excellent and again they also carried out more repairs than what I requested) I was keen to get out and test it out, also with the snow in the north and central regions of the country I wanted to be out. I decided to get amongst some waders and went to Holes Bay.
A nice sized Dunlin flock present of several hundred birds but couldn't find anything different amongst them, however they were distant at best but at least it allowed me to give the scope a proper test run.
Blackwits were present and allowed close viewing but no blingers present today. 4 Spoonbill, Wigeon, Pintail, Teal were in large gatherings