Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 24th October 2014

There were two Green Sandpipers and 15 Whooper Swans at Lough Gash, Newmarket-On-Fergus this evening.  A flock of 15 Great Northern Divers were at Bonfil’s Creek, Ross, west Clare today.

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Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Two Purple Sandpiper were at Quilty. A Chiffchaff and eight Golden Plover were at Loop Head.

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Tuesday 21st October 2014

There were 53 Pomarine Skuas, 14 Arctic Skuas, 5 Great Skua, a Grey Phalarope, 2 Storm Petrel, a Red-throated Diver, 10 Great Northern Diver and a Merlin were seen at Black Head.

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Monday 20th October 2014

One Yellow-browed Warbler, a Turtle Dove, one Fieldfare and a Redwing were at Kilbaha this morning (Keith Langdon & Simon Mitchell).  Off the Bridges of Ross there was 42 Sooty Shearwaters,  one Arctic Skua and five Pomarine Skuas.

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Sunday 19th October 2014

One Yellow-browed Warbler was in Kilbaha (Keith Langdon, Simon Mitchell and Finbarr McGabhann).  Also at Loop Head was one Snow Bunting, one Jack Snipe, six Chiffchaff, one Wheatear, one Brent Goose and over 100 Golden Plover.  Off the Bridges of Ross there was one juvenile Long-tailed Skua (Keith Langdon & Simon Mitchell), along with seven Pomarine Skuas, 11 Arctic Skuas, five Bonxies, 16 Sooty Shearwaters, two Storm Petrels and four Arctic Terns.  There were 21 Pomarine Skuas, four Bonxies and two Grey Phalaropes off Hags Head.  One Curlew Sandpiper was at Clahane, Liscannor.

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Saturday 18th October 2014

A Yellow-browed Warbler and Turtle Dove were in the gardens near Kilbaha this morning(John N. Murphy). Also in Kilbaha were three Chiffchaff, two Jack Snipe, 12 chaffinches, one Sparrowhawk, one Peregrine and six Reed Buntings.  At the Bridges of Ross there were two Balearic Shearwaters, one Sooty Shearwater, four Manx Shearwaters, one Leache’s Petrel, two Bonxies and one Snipe.  There were 114 Golden Plover and six Choughs on the headland.

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Friday 17th October 2014

One Turtle Dove was in Gibson’s Garden, Kilbaha.

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Thursday 16th October 2014

One Red-breasted Flycatcher was at the first garden on the right hand side near the bend in the road at the seawall, before you enter the village of Kilbaha this evening (Mark Gibson).

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Wednesday 15th October 2014

There were two Yellow-browed Warblers at Loop Head today (Mark Gibson), along with one Garden Warbler, one Blackcap and eight Chiffchaff.

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Tuesday 14th October 2014

One Yellow-browed Warbler was in Kilbaha today along with one Chiffchaff, three Buzzards and a TAIGA Merlin was at the tip of Loop Head (John N Murphy).  One Little Stint was at Seafield, Quilty.

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