Clare Bird Sightings

Sunday 4th March 2012

Sunday 4th March 2012

Second winter Mediterranean Gull at O’Callaghan’s Strand ©Tom Tarpey

A 2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull, a 2nd-winter Iceland Gull and an adult Ring-billed Gull were at Harvey’s Quay today.
A Crossbill was seen at Coolfree in the Ballyhoura Mountains.
An flavistic Chaffinch was seen in a garden in Loghill. This bird apparently has a rare genetic defect causing it to show yellowish plumage. It has been present in Loghill for the last two to three winters.

Mediterranean Gull, Second Winter Iceland Gull ©Tom Tarpey, Flavistic Chaffinch ©Mike Sheehy

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