Clare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 28th September 2011

Wednesday 28th September 2011

Five of the seven Ruff at Rineville Bay © John N Murphy

Two Lapland Buntings, one Tree Sparrow, a flock of 30 Golden Plovers and a Peregrine were the highlights at Loop Head today.
There was a small flock of seven Ruff on flooded fields and on the beach at Rineville Bay near Kilcredaun Marsh. Also on the beach at Rineville were four juvenile Curlew Sandpipers.
Up to ten Curlew Sandpipers, a flock of 300 Dunlin, 45 Wigeon, 80 Teal, a Peregrine and eight Little Egrets were at Poulnasherry Bay.
One adult Mediterranean Gull was on the beach at Kilkee.
Two Little Egrets were at Querrin.


Ruff at Rineville Bay © John N Murphy


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