Clare Bird Sightings

Saturday 7th December 2013

Saturday 7th December 2013

Cackling Canada Geese (left) and Canada Goose (right) with Barnacles at Doonbeg © John N Murphy

There were two Cackling Canada Geese (Branta h. Hutchinsii) and one Canada Goose (Branta c. parvipes) within a flock of 180 Barnacle Geese at Killard, Doonbeg (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann).  The female Marsh Harrier, a White-fronted Goose, two Canada Goose, a Merlin, two Jay, five Little Egret, 11 Gadwall and around 100 Black-tailed Godwit were seen at the Clare Branch of BWI outing to Ballyallia.  The two Eiders and a first-winter Glaucous Gull were at Liscannor Harbour.  There were 60 Pintail and nine Little Egrets at Moyasta.


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