Clare Bird Sightings

Saturday 3rd September 2011

Saturday 3rd September 2011

Sooty Shearwater off the Bridges of Ross © John N Murphy

At the Bridges of Ros today there was, one Fea’s Petel (15.10)(Niall T Keogh, John N Murphy et al), along with 18 Great Shearwaters, three Balearic Shearwaters, 1,000 Sooty Shearwaters, 7,000 Manx Shearwaters, one Blue Fulmar, 14 Leache’s Petrels, 11 Storm Petrels, seven Bonxies, two Pomarine Skuas, 20 Arctic Skuas, seven adult Sabine’s Gull, one juvenile Black Tern, 7 Arctic Terns, two Sandwich Terns, 17 Puffins, 19 Common Scoters, 33 Whimbrel, nine Turnstones, 14 Knot and for Sanderling.
One Spotted Flycatcher was in Gibsons Garden, Kilbaha, while 150 Wheatears and 250 Meadow Pipits were all over the headland.
Four Curlew Sandpipers, 15 Knot and a Merlin were at the Shannon Airport Lagoon.
Two Crossbills were in a garden at Darragh.
There was one Ruff at Seafield, another two Ruff were at Lough Atedaun.
Nine Crossbills and one Jay were at Gort Coirce, Dysert.
Four Crossbills were at Lickeen Lake.
One Peregrine was at Lahinch Marsh.

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