Clare Bird Sightings

Saturday 24th September 2011

Saturday 24th September 2011

Juvenile Semi-palmated Sandpiper at Seafield © John N Murphy

A juvenile Spotted Crake was at Doonbeg Lough this morning (John N Murphy), along with two Water Rails, one Kingfisher, one Common Sandpiper, one adult and one first-winter Mediterranean Gulls.
One Semi-palmated Sandpiper (John N Murphy) and two Little Stints were at Seafield, Quilty this morning.
A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was at Quilty Beach (John N Murphy).
One Pectoral Sandpiper was on the flooded field between Quilty and Doonbeg (Dave McNamara, John N Murphy et al). Also in this field there was one Golden Plover , three White Wagtails, four Wheatears, 1§6 Skylarks and three Whooper Swans flew over heading south.
One juvenile Black Tern was at Lough Donnell.
One Grey Phalarope was at Liscannor Pier.
Two first-winter Mediterranean Gulls were in Kilbaha Harbour with one Chiffchaff in the gardens.


Pectoral Sandpiper near Quilty © John N Murphy & Grey Phalarope at Liscannor © Barry Howell


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