On a winters day of no swell and clean ocean due to cold easterly winds Lahinch bay can be at it optimum so see birdlife.
THE large flock of Common Scotor often attracts others such as Velvet Scoter , Scaup and Long tailed Duck. Eider Duck and Great Northern Diver can be seen crabbing while if your lucky a Red throated Diver may come close to shore chasing Dab.
Well happy to come across a Drake Eider at Lahinch beach.
I spotted the bird while in the top car park it was way across the bay so I went over to Kilmacreedy to check it., after venturing down the beach the duck paddled up to Lahinch beach, so back around to the end of the prom to get a look.
There's only one place I know that I can consistently see Spotted Redshank and that's Corranroo wheres they feed up and down a certain gully and only ever two and you cant get in 100 yards or they just go.
Spot Shanks are a rare bird to the county , I've only seen others at Shannon Airport Lagoon and in a flooded field at Clahane.