An adult drake Surf Scoter was off Coolsiva Pier, Black Head this afternoon (John N Murphy et al). There were four Black-throated Divers off Finvarra Point.Four Mediterranean Gulls and one Sandwich Tern were on the Clare side of Corronroo Bay this evening.
A Glossy Ibis was seen at the Coonagh nature reserve this afternoon (Barry Henn). This is the first record of the species for the County. Six Curlew, three Great-crested Grebes as well as a few groups of Tufted Duck and Pochard were also present.
A Buzzard was seen at the Clare Glens.
Five Buzzards were seen together near Croagh today. The birds were soaring and locking talons. The location is only few km from both Adare and Curraghchase where Buzzards were seen on numerous occasions over the past winter.