Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Tuesday 3rd November 2020

One Semi-palmated Sandpiper was observed feeding within a flock of Dunlin and Redshank on the rising tide this evening at Islandavanna,(John N Murphy) along with one Kingfisher.
A one hour sea watch (12.00-13.00) off Castle Point, Kilkee today produced one Grey Phalarope, one Storm Petrel, six Red-throated Divers, 400 Kittiwake, 196 Guillemot, 200 Fulmar, 32 Golden Plover and one Merlin.(JNM)
One immature male Hen Harrier was hunting fields around the White Strand, Doonbeg, while four Red-throated Divers flew south west past the beach. (JNM)
One Kingfisher was at Lahinch. (Jeff Copner)


Monday 2nd November 2020

Monday 2nd November 2020

A distant shot of one of the three Blue Fulmars off Castle Point John N Murphy

At lunchtime today (12.30 – 13.30) off Castle Point, Kilkee there was a good seabird passage of 1,800 Fulmar, three Blue Fulmar, one immature Pomarine Skua, one Manx Shearwater, two Great Northern Divers, 115 Guillemot, ten Razorbills, 70 Kittiwake and 15 Brent Geese.(John N Murphy)
At Kilkee Reservoir there was one female Goldeneye a good record for this location. (JNM)


Sunday 1st November 2020

The female Ring-necked Duck is still at Lough Gash. (John N Murphy)


Friday 30th October 2020

Friday 30th October 2020

Little Stint at the White Strand John N Murphy

One Little Stint was with a flock of 40 Ringed Plover on White Strand, Doonbeg. (John N Murphy)
One immature male Hen Harrier was at Corbally, Kilkee. (JNM)
One Swallow was still at Fenloe Lake. (Frank McGeehan)


Wednesday 28th October 2020

The Arctic/Mealy type Redpoll was still at Kilkee again today.


Tuesday 27th October 2020

Tuesday 27th October 2020

Arctic/Mealy type Redpoll at Kilkee John N Murphy

The Arctic/Mealy type Redpoll was outside Kilkee this morning and has been present here for over one week now. (John N Murphy)
This was the second county record. The first was of four near Kilcredaun on 28th October 2007.
A Green Sandpiper was at Islandavanna.(Chris Cullen)
A drake Ring-necked Duck was at Ballyallia.(Finbar MacGabhann)
One Swallow was at Fin Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus. (Frank McGeehan)


Monday 26th October 2020

Monday 26th October 2020

Arctic/Mealy type Redpoll at Kilkee John N Murphy

An Arctic/Mealy type Redpoll and one Snow Bunting were at Kilkee. (John Collins)
The drake Ring-necked Duck was at the south-east corner of Ballyallia Lake with 90 Collared Doves nearby.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Sunday 25th October 2020

The female Ring-necked Duck was at Lough Gash along with a hybrid Tufted by Ring-necked type bird, 80 Tufted Ducks, 60 Little Grebes and a female Pintail. (John N Murphy)
Two hundred and forty Golden Plover were at Clahane.(Jeff Copner)


Saturday 24th October 2020

The female Ring-necked Duck was at Lough Gash with 76 Tufted Duck. (John N Murphy)
There were 28 Whooper Swans at Ballygireen. (JNM)
A Water Rail was at Querrin Wood.(Robert Brown)


Friday 23rd October 2020

A Turtle Dove was at Kilshanny today (Gerry Wheeler).


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