Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 11th October 2020

Two Yellow-browed Warblers, a Willow Warbler, a Goldcrest, a Redwing and several large mixed tit flocks were at Kilbaha. The tit flocks were primarily Blue Tits with lesser numbers of Great Tits and Coal Tits and were seen to be moving eastwards through the village throughout the day (Jeff Copner).

Saturday 10th October 2020

Two Merlin, two Sparrowhawks, two Kestrels two Whooper Swans and 30 Golden Plover were at Loop Head (Jeff Copner).

Thursday 8th October 2020

Two Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap were at Kilbaha and a female Hen Harrier was at Loop Head (Jeff Copner).

Wednesday 7th October 2020

One Pink-footed Goose was at Liscannor today. (Jeff Copner)
Two Green Sandpipers were at Islandavanna. (Chris Cullen)

Tuesday 6th October 2020

A Turtle Dove was at Kilbaha (Geoff Hunt & Geoff Perason).
Three Leach’s Petrels, two Storm Petrels, a Sooty Shearwater, seven Great Skuas, three Red-throated Divers, four Common Scoter and a Red-breasted Merganser were seen at The Bridges of Ross this morning. (GH & GP).
Six Barnacle Geese were seen briefly at Doughmore Strand this afternoon and again at Doonbeg in the evening(Tom Tarpey).
240 Golden Plover were at Doonbeg (TT).

Saturday 3rd October 2020

A Yellow-browed Warbler, a Turtle Dove and a Willow Warbler were at Kilbaha. A Merlin and 74 Golden Plover were at the Fodry. A Kingfisher and a Peregrine were at Claughaun Lough.(Nuala and Tom Lynch, Barry Howell, Ger O’ Doherty, Ray Glynn and Geoff Pearson)

Friday 2nd October 2020

An eclipse drake Ring-necked Duck was at Ballyallia Lake today (Paidi Cullinan).
One Yellow-browed Warbler and the Turtle Dove were still at Loop Head. (Paddy O’Keefe)

Thursday 1st October 2020

A Turtle Dove was at Kilbaha today. (Paddy O’Keefe)
One male Hen Harrier was at Applewood, Ballycar. (John N Murphy)
One Little Stint was at Seafield, Quilty. (Luise Ni Dhonnabhain)

Tuesday 29th September 2020

A Common Rosefinch was at Kilbaha. (Paddy O’Keefe)
There were 86 Gadwall at the Shannon Airport Lagoon. (John N Murphy)

Monday 28th September 2020

Monday 28th September 2020

Yellow-browed Warbler Tom Tarpey

A Turtle Dove, a Yellow-browed Warbler and a Merlin were at Kilbaha. (Jeff Copner, Tom Tarpey et al)
Three Ruff, one Common Sandpiper and a Whimbrel were at Cloghaun Lough. (TT)
There were 85 Golden Plover, two Wheatears and a Hen Harrier were at Loop Head. (TT et al)
A juvenile Hen Harrier was at Cross. (TT)

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