Clare Bird Sightings

Saturday 12th May 2012

Saturday 12th May 2012

Wheatear at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey.

A drake Garganey was found at Coonagh today (Tom Tarpey). This is the first record of the species for the site and the fifth for the County. Other notable migrants there were three Wheatears, 150 Black-tailed Godwits, 30 Dunlin and 20 Whimbrel. Summer visitors included two Cuckoos, singing Sedge Warblers and a single Whitethroat. A Raven was also noted passing over the site.

Wheatear, Cuckoo and Garganey at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

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