Clare Bird Sightings

Sunday 4th September 2011

There were three Great Shearwaters, one Balearic Shearwater, 550 Sooty Shearwaters, 6,000 Manx Shearwaters, three Leach’s Petrels, ten Storm Petrels, one Grey Phalarope, five Bonxies, five Arctic Skuas, three Sabine’s Gulls (2 adults & 1 2nd cal), one first-winter Little Gull, 22 Arctic Terns, one Red-throated Diver, eight Common Scoters, three Puffins, 12 Bar-tailed Godwits and four Whimbrels.
At Finvarra Point there was one juvenile Sabine’s Gull, three Storm Petrels and six Arctic Skuas.
There were eight Curlew Sandpipers on the mudflats at the Shannon Airport lagoon this lunchtime, while in the lagoon itself there were nine Little Egrets, 1,600 Black-tailed Godwits, three Bar-tailed Godwits, one Turnstone, 12 Shoveler, 80 Teal and three Water Rails.
One Curlew Sandpiper, one Common Sandpiper and one Kingfisher were at Doonbeg Lough.
There were 200 Sanderling at Doughmore Beach.
One Curlew Sandpiper and two Chough were at Seafield.

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