Clare Bird Sightings

Saturday 20th April 2013

Saturday 20th April 2013

Little Gull at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

Two Little Gulls(Tom Tarpey), 45 Arctic Terns, 19 Whimbrel and a large number of hirondines(mostly Sand Martins) were at Coonagh.
43 Tufted Duck, 18 Pochard, ten Mallard, six Gadwall, two Shoveler, two Wigeon, 20 Redshank, a Greenshank, a Ringed Plover, two Great-crested Grebes, six Little Grebes and a Little Egret were also present.
A pair of House Martins was seen at Croagh, the first record of the year for the species.
Two pairs of Hen Harriers and a Peregrine were seen on the Branch Outing near the Limerick/Tipperary border.
A Willow Warbler was in a garden at Raheen.

Willow Warbler at Raheen ©Ger Griffin, Little Gulls and Arctic Terns at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

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