Clare Bird Sightings

Tuesday 13th September 2011

Tuesday 13th September 2011

American Golden Plover at Seafield © John N Murphy

One moulting adult American Golden Plover was on the beach at Seafield, Quilty (John N Murphy, Stan Nugent & Pat Brennan). Also at Quilty were seven Sabine’s Gulls and a dark phased Arctic Skua.
One Buff-breasted Sandpiper was at Ross Bay, Loop Head (Niall T Keogh).
At the Bridges of this morning there were six Wilson’s Storm Petrels (Niall T Keogh et al), along with 20 Long-tailed Skuas, one Great Shearwater, four Balearic Shearwaters, 111 Sooty Shearwaters, 130 Sabine’s Gulls, 80 Leach’s Petrels, 115 Storm Petrels, 95 Bonxies, two Pomarine Skuas, 27 Arctic Skuas, seven Grey Phalaropes, one Little Gull, 150 Arctic Terns, 60 Sandwich Terns, 12 Puffins, six Red-throated Divers, two Great Northern Diver, seven Common Scoter, two Whimbrel and a juvenile Ruff.
The three Sabine’s Gulls were still at Liscannor this morning along with one Storm Petrel.
One Curlew Sandpiper was at Dougmore Beach.


American Golden Plover © John N Murphy


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