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Monday, 30 January 2012

Leucistic Bar-tailed Godwit

Leucistic Bar-tailed Godwit, Fahamore, early September 2011 (Ian Jones).
 A few birdwatchers have seen and commented on this striking bird since it first appeared at Fahamore (opposite Spillane's pub, north of Castlegregory) in early September of 2011. It was present there, or at nearby Scraggane beach, until early October and was then seen briefly at the estuary at Cloghane (about 10km to the W) in mid-October. There was a further sighting back at Fahamore in early December before it was seen again on 28th January 2012, at Camp Beach in Tralee Bay (10km to the E).

See also HERE for photos of a similar bird in Sligo in December 2004.