Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Monday 23rd September 2019

Monday 23rd September 2019

Juvenile Little Stint at Seafield John N Murphy

A juvenile Semi-palmated Sandpiper was at Moyasta Creek, Poulnasherry Bay this evening. (John N Murphy)
This is only the 10th county record.
One juvenile Little Stint and one Curlew Sandpiper were at Seafield, Quilty. (JNM)
One juvenile Little Stint was at Rineville Bay, Carrigaholt. (JNM)
Ar Loop Head there was one Blackcap, one Chiffchaff, one Goldcrest and 110 Golden Plover. (JNM)
One first-winter Mediterranean Gull was at Kilkee. (JNM)


Sunday 22nd September 2019

A Kingfisher was at the Inch River, Cusack Road in Ennis.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Saturday 21st September 2019

Saturday 21st September 2019

A Whinchat on the west wall of Loop Head Lighthouse John N Murphy

An adult White-rumped Sandpiper was at Rineville beach this today. (David Dack, John N Murphy & Jeff Copner) This is the 10th county record.
At Loop Head there was one Whinchat, one Willow Warbler, one Chiffchaff, one Buzzard, one Ruff at Cloghaun Lough and 102 Golden Plover in the plover fields near the lighthouse. (John N Murphy)
Off the Bridges of Ross there were three Common Scoter, one Red-throated and one Great Northern Divers. (David Dack)
One Little Stint and one Curlew Sandpiper were at Seafield, Quilty. (DD)
A first-winter Mediterranean Gull was on Kilkee Beach. (JNM)
One juvenile Ruff was at Ballyallia. (Paidi Cullinan)
One Buzzard was near Tubber. (PC)


Friday 20th September 2019

A Great White Egret and a juvenile Ruff were at Ballyallia Lake.(Páidí Cullinan)


Thursday 19th September 2019

Two Great White Egret were at the south-east corner of Ballyallia Lake.(Páidí Cullinan)
A Little Stint and a Curlew Sandpiper were at Seafield, Quilty.(Ian Jones)
The Bonaparte’s Gull was on the beach by the graveyard, Liscannor(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, two Mediterranean Gull and a Whimbrel were at Clahane.(N & TL)
Around 150 Skylark were close to Hag’s Head.(N & TL)


Wednesday 18th September 2019

The Bonaparte’s Gull was at Liscannor Harbour.(Jeff Copner)
A Buzzard was soaring over Ennistymon this morning.(JC)


Tuesday 17th September 2019

At Loop Head there were three Buzzards and a Hen Harrier all soaring together over the headland. (Mark Gibson & Dougie Dickson)


Monday 16th September 2019

There was an adult American Golden Plover at Clahane, Liscannor this morning.(Geoff Pearson)
At Loop Head today there were six Langland Buntings, 40 Skylark,one Buzzard, five Wheatear and 60 Golden Plover. (John N Murphy, Shane Cully, Mark Gibson & Dougie Dickson)


Sunday 15th September 2019

There were two Pomarine Skuas, three Bonxies and seven Arctic Skuas at the Bridges of Ross this morning. (Dougie Dickson & Mark Gibson).
Two Arctic Skuas and a Common Sandpiper were on the Rine, Ballyvaughan early this morning. (Paidi Cullinan)


Saturday 14th September 2019

Saturday 14th September 2019

Lapland Bunting near Loop Head Lighthouse John N Murphy

At Loop Head today there were five Lapland Buntings, 110 Skylarks, one Merlin and two Little Egrets. (John N Murphy)
At the Bridges of Ross there were two Sooty Shearwaters, one drake Common Scoter and 14 Whimbrel. (JNM, Dougie Dickson & Mark Gibson)
One juvenile Ruff was at Ballyallia.(Paidi Cullinan)


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