Clare Bird Sightings

Saturday 9th September 2017

Saturday 9th September 2017

A juvenile and adult Great Skua with a juvenile Sabine’s Gull feeding on a young dead auk that the Bonxies killed at the Bridges of Ross and up to six Bonxies were recorded feeding on this bird at one point. If you look closely you can see that the adult bird on the right hand side is wearing a metal ring on it’s right leg. John N Murphy

At the Bridges of Ross today there were 110 Great Skus, 60 Arctic Skuas, three Pomarine Skuas, 24 Sooty Shearwaters, 14 Grey Phalaropes, 21 Sabines Gulls, three Storm Petrels, 80 Arctic Skuas, 12 Teal, two Great Northern Divers and 30 Sandwich Terns.(John N Murphy, Aidan Kelly, Jimmy DOWDALL et al)
Two Ruff were in the harbour at Kilbaha. (Dave McNamara & JNM)
One Spotted Redshank was at Moyasta. (Howard Williams & Chris Cullen)
A Peregrine was at Ballyallia this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)


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