Clare Bird Sightings

Thursday 19th September 2013

A White-tailed Eagle was seen flying over St. Thomas’s Island, Parteen at midday and was seen again in the afternoon at the Tail Race/River Shannon confluence (Pat Lysaght).  At the Bridges of Ross the seawatching was good today, between 7.15-2.15 there were three  juv Long-tails (one flew in over houses), six Pomarine Skuas, 15 Arctic Skuas, 27 Bonxies,  three juvenile Sabine’s Gulls , 44 Leach’s Petrels, c30 Storm Petrels, 17 Grey Phalaropes, 5 Puffins, a Black Guillemot and 112 Sooty Shearwaters. There was also a juvenile Sabine’s in Ross Bay.  The adult American Golden Plover was on Kilkee beach until c2.30pm when it flew off out to sea by itself and was lost to view!  Two Kingfishers were off he pier at Mountshannon.  Six Curlew Sandpipers were off Knockbeg Point at the Shannon Airport Lagoon.

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