Clare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 14th September 2011

Wednesday 14th September 2011

Wilson’s Storm Petrel off the Bridges of Ross © John N Murphy

One Fea’s Petrel was off the Bridges of Ross this evening (Noel & Niall T Keogh).
Seven Buff-breasted Sandpipers were at the Fodry, Loop Head (John N Murphy, Joe Shannon & Keith Bennett), along with 24 Lapland Buntings between there and the Lighthouse.
Also off the Bridges of Ross were four Wilson’s Petrel (Niall T Keogh, Noel Keogh, John N Murphy et al), 16 Long-tailed Skua, 95 Sabine’s Gull, 60 Sooty Shearwaters, 5,000 Manx Shearwaters, 28 Leach’s Petrels, 35 Storm Petrels, one Grey Phalarope: 25 Great Skuas (Bonxie): four Pomarine Skuas, 55 Arctic Skuas, six Sandwich Terns, 300 Arctic Terns, five Puffins, five Red-throated Diver, six Common Scoter and one Teal. There was also one Minke Whale.
There was one juvenile Sabine’s Gull, one Black-throatded Diver and an Arctic Skua at Aughinish Island north Clare.


Great Skua, Sabine’s Gull being chased by Skua & Adult Sabine’s Gull © John N Murphy


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