Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 31st October 2021

Sunday 31st October 2021

One if three Snow Buntings at Auginish Mikey Hoit

There was a juvenile Eider, three Long-tailed Ducks and a Wheatear off the causeway to Aughinish. (Mikey Hoit)
Three very tame Snow Buntings were at Aughinish Martello Tower and a Merlin.(MH)
One juvenile Black-throated Diver and two Sandwich Terns were at the Flaggy Shore. (MH)


Saturday 30th October 2021

Saturday 30th October 2021

Common Sandpiper at Clarecastle Quay Barry Howell

In the gardens at Kilbaha today there was one Siberian Chiffchaff, three Common Chiffchaff, three Goldcrests and two Sparrowhawks. (John N Murphy)
One Merlin was near the Lighthouse at Loop Head. (James Organ)
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay and a Barnacle Goose was within the flock of Greylags at Ballyallia Lake. (Barry Howell)
There were 92 Snipe and 130 Lapwing at Doonbeg Bay.(JNM)
One immature female Hen Harrier was at Cloghan Beg, near Lough Donnell. (JNM)


Friday 29th October 2021

Friday 29th October 2021

Siberian Chiffchaff at Kilbaha John N Murphy

There was one Siberian Chiffchaff and one Common Chiffchaff, six Goldcrest, a Merlin and three Peregrine’s at Loop Head today. (John N Murphy, Jeff Copner & Jim Kirby)


Thursday 28 the October 2021

There were 28 Barnacle Geese at Millard. (Elaine Keegan)


Wednesday 27th October 2021

Wednesday 27th October 2021

Drake Gadwall at Willow Park, Ennis Barry Howell

There was a noticable arrival of Gadwall throughout many lakes in the county today.


Tuesday 26th October 2021

There was one juvenile Curlew Sandpiper within a mixed flock of 70 Dunlin, 340 Sanderling, 310 Ringed Plover and 90 Turnstone at Seafield Beach, with 12 Great Northern Divers off shore and a Merlin hunting the area. (John N Murphy)

Some sightings from RV Celtic Explorer 2 miles offshore between the Burren and Inis Oirr there was a Leach’s Storm-petrel, with 36 Sooty Shearwaters, two Great Skuas and one European Storm-petrel four miles west of Hags Head. (Niall T. Keogh & John Collins)


Sunday 24th October 2021

At Kilbaha this morning there was one Yellow-browed Warbler, two Chiffchaff and three Goldcrests. (John N Murphy)


Thursday 21st October 2021

Thursday 21st October 2021

Odd looking Collared Dove at Loop Head John N Murphy

There was a bird showing characteristics of an African Collared Dove at Kilbaha this morning. (John N Murphy), along with three Yellow-browed Warblers, two Chiffchaff, a Brambling, ten Redpolls and 66 Rock Dove. (JNM)
At the Bridges of Ross there was one Balearic Shearwater, one Sabine’s Gull and two Bonxies. (Mikey Hoit)
There were 24 Gadwall at Lake Inchiquin. (Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Wednesday 20th October 2021

Wednesday 20th October 2021

Yellow-browed Warbler at Kilbaha John N Murphy

There were two Yellow-browed Warblers, one female Blackcap, one Chiffchaff and six Goldcrests at Kilbaha this morning. (John N Murphy)
One Peregrine and one Buzzard were on the Fodry, Loop Head. (Geoff Pearson)
Two Buzzards were at Barefield. (Iomhar Daly)
Two Crossbills were near Lisseycasey.(JNM)


Tuesday 19th October 2021

The Lesser Yellowlegs was still at Lough Gash this morning. (Mikey Hoit)
There was a Green Sandpiper and seven Whooper Swans at Lough Gash this evening but no sign of the Lesser legs. (John N Murphy)
Two Crossbills were near Clooncolman. (JNM & Austin Cooney)


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