Clare Bird Sightings

Saturday 17th November 2012

Two Brambling were within a mixed flock of finches on the approach road to Finvarra Pointand Martelloe Tower.
Two Long-tailed Ducks, two Sandwich Tens, ten Great Northern Divers, one Black-throated Diver, 60 Brent Geese and 15 Black Guillemots were off the causeway at Aughinish Island.
One Little Egret was a the pier at New Quay.
At the Clare Branch BWI outing to Seafield, Quilty today there were 108 Purple Sandpiper, 170 Sanderling, 263 Turnstone and 80 Dunlin were seen close to the pier. One observer saw a Curlew Sandpiper briefly before it flew off. On nearby Mutton Island between 80-100 Barnacle Geese were present.
Two Barn Owls have been seen regularly on recent nights at Lees Road Wood, Ennis.

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