Clare Bird Sightings

Friday 14th October 2011

Friday 14th October 2011

Chough near the tip of Loop Head © John N Murphy

At Loop Head today there were three Pomarine Skuas (one off the head & two in the Kilbaha Bay). There were also two Lapland Buntings, one Snow Bunting, one male Blackcap, two Wheatears,22 Skylarks, 200 Meadow Pipits, 40 Rock Doves,30 Chough, 34 Golden Plovers, one Red-throated Diver and a mixed flock of 300 Rooks and Jackdaws flying around the lighthouse.
Five Snow Buntings, one Wheatear and six Chough were at Baltard Bay.
Two Great Northern Divers ,two Peregrines, 32 Bar tailed-Godwits, four Whimbrels, 18 Sanderling and two Wheatears were at Seafield.
Three Brent Geese and 180 Lapwings were at Lough Donnell.
One Peregrine was at Querrin Creek.
Three Swallows were at Blackweir, Poulnasherry.
One Dipper was on the Claureen River.


Choughs near Loop Head Lighthouse, Skylark on the Fodry © John N Murphy, Snow Buntings near Doonbeg © Bill Ryan


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