Monday, May 16, 2011


This pair of Garganey turned up at Ballyallia Lake, Ennis yesterday.  The pair have been skulking around in vegetation near the mouth of the River Fergus on the town side of the lake.  In Clare we see few of these birds on an annual basis and when we do they normally tend to be juveniles in Autumn, normally in September.  This is the second time in the last two years that this species has appeared at this lake.  Hopefully a sign that it may be an annual occurrence. 

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