Three Lapland Bunting, a female Hen Harrier, a Merlin, a Kestrel, five Wheatear and 25 Chough were at Loop Head.( Nuala and Tom Lynch)Leave a comment
Hen Harrier at Loop Head ©Tom Tarpey
Two Wheatears, a White Wagtail, three Skylarks, two Ravens and two Snipe were seen near the lighthouse at Loop Head this morning. A female Hen Harrier, a Peregrine, a Kestrel, 48 Golden Plover, five Skylarks and 12 Chough were at Fodry. Two Goldcrests, six Swallows, two Sand Martins and a Chaffinch were at Kilbaha. A Greenshank, five Redshank, seven Curlew and seven Teal were at the lough. (Tom Tarpey).Leave a comment
There were two Carrion Crows, six Raven 44 Golden Plover, 26 Chough, 14 Snipe 14 Redpoll, three Wheatears and one Peregrine around Loop Head Lighthouse this morning. One Little Egret, two Willow Warblers, two Black-tailed Godwits and 20 Collared Doves were at Kilbaha village. (John N Murphy)
One Little Egret was at Kilcredaun Marsh. (John N Murphy)
There were 60 Ringed Plover and 16 Black-tailed Godwits at Doonbeg Bay. (John N Murphy)
Two Spotted Redshank, one juvenile Little Stint, 20 Dunlin and 25 Ringed Plovers were at Lough Donnell. (John N Murphy)
Two Barn Owls were seen near Cree. (Sean Keane)
There was one juvenile Little Stint, two Spotted Redshank, nine Knot and two White Wagtails at Lough Donnell. (Noel Keogh & Brian Porter)
One Kingfisher was at the mouth of the Skivileen River, Doonbeg. (Noel Keogh & Brian Porter)
A Buzzard was seen flying over the N18 just north of Bunratty this evening. (Tom Tarpey)
The Dotterel was still at Loop Head today. (Noel Keogh & Brian Porter)
At the Bridges of Ross there were two juvenile Sabine’s Gulls, 13 Leaches Petrels, two Balearic Shearwaters, 86 Sooty Shearwaters, 17 Manx Shearwaters, three Pomarine Skuas, 13 Bonxies, nine Arctic Skuas, 13 Puffin, one Black-throated Diver, nine Red-throated Divers, one Grey Phalarope, ten Common Scoter, 18 Sandwich Terns, nine Arctic Terns and one Black Guillemot. (Noel Keogh & Brian Porter)
There was one first-winter Little Tern, five Sooty Shearwaters and ten Sandwich Terns at Doolin. (John N Murphy)
Dotterel at the Fodry Loop Head John N Murphy
A juvenile Dotterel, one American Golden Plover, two Lapland Bunting, a Snow Bunting and one Merlin were at Loop Head. (John N. Murphy & Geoff Pearson)
Sea watching throughout the day between the Fodry and the Bridges of Ross produced seven Red-throated Divers, 28 Brent Geese, one Balearic Shearwater, 32 Sooty Shearwaters, five Leach’s Petrels, 21 Common Scoters, ten Boxies, one Pomarine Skua, 11 Arctic Skuas, two Black Terns, two Grey Phalaropes and 18 Sandwich Terns (John N Murphy, Geoff Pearson, Noel Keogh & Brian Porter).
American Golden Plover ©Tom Tarpey
Two American Golden Plovers were seen flying around the headland of Loop Head along with one Golden Plover this morning. (John N Murphy)
The adult American Golden Plover was still present at Fodry today along with 30 Golden Plover. Nearby a female Sparrowhawk was seen near the lighthouse(Tom Tarpey).
Around the grounds of Loop Head Lighthouse were one Whitethroat, two Chiffchaff, eight Wheatears, 500 Meadow pipits, 44 Skylarks, a flock of 120 Linnets with one albino bird among the flock, one Peregrine and one male Merlin. (John N Murphy)
A Hen Harrier (ringtail), two Greenshank and 12 Redshank were at Douaghmore.
A Little Egret, 60 Curlew, six Redshank, four Knot, 60 Curlew and three Wheatears were at Lough Donnell.
There were 70 Dunlin, 30 Sanderling and 12 Bar-tailed Godwits were at Seafield/Quilty (Tom Tarpey).
One Kingfisher was at Moyasta Creek. (John N Murphy)