Clare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 8th January 2014

Wednesday 8th January 2014

Adult Med Gull at Clonderlaw, one of 10 birds  © John N Murphy

There were over 3,000 Black-headed Gulls this evening at Clonderlaw Bay feeding on sprat washed to the inner part of the Bay.  With them there was one first-winter Iceland Gull, one second-winter Ring-billed Gull, six adult, two first-winter and two second-winter Mediterranean Gulls, one leucistic Black-headed Gull, 60 Kittiwakes, 22 Greater Scaup, two Little Egrets, three Red-throated Divers, five Great Northern Divers, 200 Cormorants, over 200 auks the majority being Guillemots and 22 Great Crested Grebes.  The gulls flocking were reminiscent of the gathering of gulls at Poulnasherry Bay in February of 2000.  One first-winter Iceland Gull was at Clahane Liscannor.


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