Two Hawfinches were at the Curraghchase this morning (John N Murphy & Mike Flannagan).Leave a comment
Hawfinch ©Mike Flanagan
Three Hawfinches were at Curraghchase (Mike Flanagan, Graham Mitchell, Tom Tarpey and Maura Turner).
News came through today of a photograph taken on Nov. 17th last in Curraghchase showing a Hawfinch (see below), so it looks like the birds have been around for a few months at least.
Five Greylag Geese, 140 Teal and three Mute Swans were at Knockaderry.
131 Pochard, 55 Tufted Duck, 97 Wigeon, 26 Teal, nine Mallard, a Gadwall, three Whooper Swans, a Little Egret and 100 Greylag Geese(flyover) were at Coonagh.
35 Mallard, 18 Shoveler, 13 Teal, 22 Pochard and 26 Tufted Duck were at Westfields.
Drake Ring-necked Duck at Roo Lough © John N Murphy
The drake Ring-necked Duck was at Ro Lough on the Clare/Galway border again today (John N Murphy). Two Spotted Redshanks and a Little Egret were at Coronroo Bay. Two Black-throated Divers were at Ballyvaughan. There was no sign of the Black Brant at New Quay. An adult Forster’s Tern was at Kinvarra, County Galway (John N Murphy).Leave a comment
Black Brant Goose with Pale-bellied Brents © Paul Troake
There was a Black Brant goose at New Quay today (Paul Troake), a first for the county and long overdue. Within the same flock of Pale-belleid Brent Geese there was a dark bellied bird. One 2nd year Mediterranian Gull was at Corronroo Bay. A flock of 40 Whooper Swans were at Tarmon Turlough. There were 22 Greylag Geese at Ballycar Lough.
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