Clare Bird Sightings

Friday 14th September 2012

Off Black Head today between 07.45 and 11.20 there were 15 Arctic Skuas, one Pomarine Skua, one Bonxie, one Leach’s Petrel, one Balearic Shearwater, 800 Manx Shearwaters, 500 Gannets, 150 Kittiwakes 700 mixed Razorbills and Guillemots, 35 Fulmars, three Sandwich Terns, two Arctic Terns and one Great Northern Diver (Paul Troake).
At the Bridges of Ross were; one Balearic Shearwater, 123 Sooty Shearwater, 1,000 Manx Shearwaters, one Blue Fulmar, 32 Leach’s Petrels, eight Common Scoter, 18 Red-throated Divers, 71 Great Skuas, four Pomarine Skuas, 39 Arctic Skuas, three juvenile Long-tailed Skuas (Jason McManus & Niall T. Keogh), one adult Sabine’s Gull, 79 Kittiwakes, 28 Arctic Terns, 32 Sandwich Terns, 20 Grey Phalaropes, five Puffins, 12 Knot, two Golden Plover, two Dunlin, two Raven and four Chough.

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