Clare Bird Sightings

Friday 16th September 2011

Friday 16th September 2011

Sabine’s Gull, Bridges of Ross © John N Murphy

An Osprey was seen flying down Loop Head this morning in a South Westerly direction being mobbed by Hooded Crows (Niall T Keogh).
Also at Loop Head were eight Buff-breasted Sandpipers still at the Fodry along with one Ruff and eight Lapland Buntings.
Off the Bridges of Ross today there was a large movement of Sabine’s Gulls with 392 plus birds passing throughout the afternoon along with 35 Long-tailed Skuas, 12,500 Manx Shearwaters, eight Leach’s Petrel, 21 Storm Petrel, 60 Great Skua (Bonxie), 184 Arctic Skuas, four first-winter juvenile Little Gulls, eight juvenile Black Terns, four Little Terns, 13 Sandwich Terns, 5,000 Arctic Terns, one Common Tern, one Grey Phalarope, three Puffins, eight Common Scoter, 18 Light-bellied Brent Geese,13 Red-throated Divers and 12 Bar-tailed Godwits. There were also one Minke Whale, five Common Dolphins and one Sunfish.

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