Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 6th October 2012

Saturday 6th October 2012

Snow Bunting at Loop Head © Una Hogan

A White-rumped Sandpiper was at Seafield, Quilty (Geoff Pearson).
One Yellow-browsed Warbler and a Snow Bunting at Loop Head today (Austin Cooney, Geoff Pearson, Clodagh Glasgow et al).
A Slavonian Grebe was at Ballyallia Lake (Charles & Francis Henihan).

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Thursday 4th October 2012

At the Bridges of Ross this morning two Barnacle Geese flew past heading south along with one Balearic Shearwater, one Grey Phalarope and a Leach’s Petrel.
One Snow Bunting was at the Fodry, Loop Head.
The five Todd’s Canada Geese were at the Post Office Field in Ennis.

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012

A juvenile American Golden Plover and a Buff-breasted Sandpiper were at Loop Head today (Keith Langdon et al).
The five Canada Geese were in the Post Office Field again today.

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012

There were two Snow Buntings at Loop Head today.
The five Todd’s Canada Geese were still at the Post Office Field in Ennis.

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Sunday 30th September 2012

A Snow Bunting was in the lighthouse front garden at Loop Head this morning. 80 Snipe in two separate flocks, 69 Golden Plover and a Peregrine were also on the penninsula.
A Wheatear and 27 Golden Plover were at Ross.
At Black Head this morning there were 2,700 Guillemots/Razorbills, 190 Kittiwakes, 30 Gannets, 17 Sandwich Terns, five Manx Shearwaters, one Arctic Skua, one juvenile Sabine’s Gull on the sea with kittiwakes, three adult Whooper Swans and six Brent Geese.

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Monday 24th September 2012

A Hoopoe was seen this morning in a garden two miles west of Lisdoonvarna (Maddy Pain).
The five Todd’s Canada Geese were at the Post Office Field in Ennis.

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Sunday 23rd September 2012

Sunday 23rd September 2012

Snow Bunting at Loop Head © John N Murphy (for more shots of this bird and others see www.murfswildlife.blogspot.com).

The Osprey was at O’Briens Bridge, Lahinch Marsh (Gordon Young).
Two Snow Buntings were at Loop Head this morning.
One Hen Harrier was seen at Kilkee.

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Saturday 22nd September 2012

Saturday 22nd September 2012

Lapland Bunting at Loop Head © John N Murphy

The American Golden Plover flew from Ross Bay, Loop Head towards the Fodry this afternoon ( John N Murphy, Howard Williams & Geoff Pearson).
The Osprey was seen this morning at Lahinch Marsh (Geoff Pearson & Barry Howell).
There were six Lapland Buntings, one Snow Bunting, 30 Choughs, four Raven and 34 Golden Plover at Loop Head.
Five Canada Geese were still at the Post Office Field in Ennis.

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Friday 21st September 2012

The Osprey was seen today at Lahinch Marsh (Finbarr MacGabhann & Dave McNamara).
Also at Lahinch were one first-winter Mediterranean Gull, one Merlin and 19 Golden Plover.
One Long-eared Owl was at Applewood, Ballycarnewmarket, Newmarket-on-Fergus this evening.

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Wednesday 19th September 2012

The adult American Golden Plover was at the Fodry, Loop Head (Dave McNamara), along with 38 Golden Plover, two Merlin, two Peregrine and 30 Choughs.
The Osprey was also at Lahinch Marsh (Dave McNamara).
One first-winter Mediterranean Gull and a Kingfisher were at Doonbeg.
There were 11 Brent Geese at Seafield.
One Arctic Skua and two Red-throated Divers were at Liscannor.

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