Monday, June 6, 2011

White-winged Black Tern

On Sunday 5th June a White-winged Black Tern dropped in to Lough Atedaun, Corofin, County Clare.  This striking tern should be in eastern Europe, nesting within some marshland.  The bird spent the day feeding along the North and west shores of the lake, occasionally landing on a lily pad for a rest.  This is the sixth county record of this rare tern. Previous records were two in the 1800's, three in the 1900's and this one in 2011.

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