Time: 0640-0940 & 1410-1820
Weather: F1-2 W (am), F3-4 NW (pm), dry & good visibility.
Observers: Niall T. Keogh, Neal Warnock, Des Higgins, Davey Farrer, Peter Gluth, Peter Colston, Sharon Hogan, Andy Marshall et al.
Balearic Shearwater: 1
Sooty Shearwater: 4
Manx Shearwater: 600 (am) & 465 (pm)
Arctic Skua: 3
Great Skua (Bonxie): 3
Arctic Tern: 3
Peregrine: 1 attempting to catch an Oystercatcher
Bottlenose Dolphin: 3 west @ 0830
Common Dolphin: 3 milling/logging @ 1510
Another slow day(!) which allowed for the surrounding gardens & marshes to be given a thorough going over, producing no more than a juv Ruff at Kilcredaun marsh, a Common Sandpiper at Kilbaha pool & a few juv Willow Warblers scattered about the place.
|Arctic Skua © Niall Keogh|
There will be a BirdWatch Ireland Clare Branch outing to The Bridges of Ross tomorrow to view migrating seabirds plus a chance of other marine wildlife such as Bottlenose Dolphin & Ocean Sunfish.
The meeting point will be at the car park at 09:00am from where it is a short walk on easy terrain the watch point.
The outing is free & all are welcome to attend. It is advised that participants bring along binoculars and/or telescopes with them in order to make the most of it but there will be some telescopes available to look through on the day as provided by event organisers.