Clare Bird Sightings

Sunday 31st August 2014

Sunday 31st August 2014

Juvenile White-winged Black Tern ©Tom Tarpey

A juvenile White-winged Black Tern was at the Coonagh Nature Reserve today (Tom Tarpey). The bird was present up to at least 17:45, feeding in both the upper and lower lagoons. This is the third record for the County, the previous ones being in 1875 and 1990. A drake Garganey, 32 Teal, six Gadwall, six Shoveler, four Mallard, a Pochard, a Wigeon, 30 Tufted Duck, four Black-tailed Godwits, two Redshank and a Snipe was also seen at the site today.


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