After arrival in Dublin the night before, fortuitously arriving home for Chistmas and escaping the travel chaos that followed in the days afterwards. Was straight down to Bull Island the next day and as hoped for the Kingfisher was present at its usual winter site. A little gem of a bird, the really are super. Watched the bird fishing for a while through the scope and grabbed a few shots from distanc for the record.
No sign of the female Blue Winged Teal today despite searching for it. A Peregrine Falcon made up for that by causing mass panic at the high tide roosts as it hunted over the saltmarshes on the island, without success as it happened. A nice mornings birding had all the same in the snow.