Clare Bird Sightings

Tuesday 9th August 2022

At least ten Reed Warblers were at Coonagh, inc. several juveniles and one singing male. 61 Gadwall, five Shoveler, a Wigeon, nine Tufted Duck, four Pochard, a Black-tailed Godwit, a SWift and a Buzzard were also present (TT).


Tuesday 9th August 2022

There were two Common Sandpipers and six Black-tailed Godwits at Cloghaun Lough Loop Head this morning. (John N Murphy)
Two Buzzards were east of Vandeleur Woods, Kilrush. (JNM)


Monday 8th August 2022

Monday 8th August 2022

Elegant Tern at Aughinish James Organ

The Elegant Tern from Corronroo was at Aughinish Island north Clare this afternoon (James Organ)


Sunday 7th August 2022

Off Ross, Loop Head this morning there were right Sooty Shearwaters and two Sandwich Terns (10.00-11.30)(John N Murphy)


Saturday 6th August 2022

This morning at Ross, Loop Head (7.00-9.00) there was one Blue Fulmar, three Sooty Shearwaters, 1,000 Manx Shearwaters (ph), two Storm Petrels, one Puffin, 17 Curlew and one Hump-backed Whale. (John N Murphy)
Off Ross between 16.00 & 17.00 there were five Sooty Shearwaters, two Storm Petrels, one Sandwich Tern and a male Peregrine.(JNM)


Thursday 4th August 2022

Thursday 4th August 2022

Two of three Long-eared Owls near Corofin James Organ

A seawatch off Ross, Loop Head this morning (8.00-10.00) produced ten Sooty Shearwaters, 14,000 Manx Shearwaters (ph), two dark phased adult Arctic Skuas, 26 Sanderling and 17 Sandwich Terns. (John N Murphy)
There were three Long-eared Owls near Corofin this evening. (James Organ)
Two Buzzards were at Belvoir, Sixmilebridge. (Tom Tarpey)
Two Crossbills were at the 12 O’Clock Hills. (Tom Tarpey)


Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Four Buzzards and a Spotted Flycatcher were at Ballinlee, Bruff and two Buzzards were at Ballygrennan, Bruff (TT).


Wednesday 3rd August 2022

Off Ross, Loop Head this morning (8.15-11.15) there was one Wilson’s Storm Petrel (9.21) & again at (9.30), two Storm Petrels, six Great Shearwaters, two Balearic Shearwaters, 42 Sooty Shearwaters, 35,000 Manxies, one 2CY Long-tailed Skua, one adult-winter Mediterranean Gull, four Arctic Terns and 18 Sandwich Terns (John N Murphy)
One Common Sandpiper was at Moyasta Creek.(JNM)


Monday 1st August 2022

Two 3cy Yellow-legged Gulls were at Clancy’s Strand (TT).


Friday 29th July 2022

Friday 29th July 2022

Yellow-legged Gull ©Tom Tarpey

An adult Yellow-legged Gull was at Thomond Weir (TT).


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