I recently found five Ring-necked Ducks in Klikee Reservoir. This is the largest gathering we have had of this rare North American Duck in the county. Prior to this there were claims of four at the one time in Ardclooney at the Parteen basin in the east of the county but not confirmed. There were three young birds some years back at Knockalough not far inland from this coastal pond.
Ring-necked Ducks with Tufted Ducks at Kilkee Reservoir © John N Murphy
Great find. They do seem to be coming more regular both in Ireland & here in the UK too.ReplyDelete