Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Royal Tern

Mayo's Royal Tern of last week became Kerry's Royal Tern yesterday(23/8/16) when Davey Farrer located the bird first seen at Roonagh in Co. Mayo on 16/8/16, at Beale Strand in north Kerry.  Davey has a great record with rare Tern finds including the fabulous Elegant Tern in the same area in September 2013.

The bird was easily confirmed as the Mayo bird as it was also a second summer plumaged bird carrying an injured right leg.  It is a third record of the species for Ireland and only the second live bird.

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