Clare Bird Sightings

Thursday 8th September 2011

There were six Sabines Gulls at the Blue Pools Kilkee again today along with one juvenile Little Gull, three Bonxie out of reefs to the south, 50+ whimbrels and 12 Sanderling on the reef.
At the Bridges of Ross there was one adult Long-tailed Skua, three Arctic skuas, three Bonxies, one Pomarine Skua, 12 Sooty Shearwaters, two Chough and a Kestrel.
Off Loop Head there were 100`s of Meadow Pipits, four Wheaters, two Kestrels and 1 Arctic skua chasing Kittiwakes at the mouth of the Shannon Estuary.
Two Arctic Skuas, nine Brent Geese and four Storm Petrels were off Seafield, Quilty.
There were 11 Crossbills at Gortcoirce, Dysert.
Three Ruff and the Black Swan were at Lough Atedaun.
One Peregrine was hunting high above on the coast near Raheen school.


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