Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 1st November 2019

One Brambling and two Snow Buntings were at Loop Head. (Tony Mee)

Thursday 31st October 2019

One Snow Bunting was at Loop Head today.(Tony Mee)
There were two Ruff at Ballyallia. (Paidi Cullinan)
Two Buzzards were near Tubber. (PC)

Wednesday 30th October 2019

Two Snow Buntings were at the tip of Loop Head along with three Merlin and the female Wheatear was still at Ross Bay. (Tony Mee)
One Wheatear was at Clahane. (James Hayes)

Tuesday 29th October 2019

At Loop Head today there was one Tree Sparrow, one Jack Snipe, one Carrion Crow, one Merlin, one Buzzard, one Little Egret and 100 Golden Plover. (Tony Mee & Jeff Copner)
At Kilkee Bay the Eider Duck was still present along with on Long-tailed Duck. (Dixie Collins & JC)

Monday 28th October 2019

The immature Eider Duck was still at Kilkee.(John N Murphy)
At Kilbaha and Loop Head today there were two Carrion Crows, one Tree Sparrow, one female Wheatear, one Willow Wabler, one Chiffchaff,one Merlin, one Peregrine, one Little Egret and four Fieldfare. (JNM)
One Buzzard was at Applewood, Ballycar. (JNM)

Sunday 27th October 2019

Sunday 27th October 2019

The Willow Warbler along the Bog Road, Kilbaha John N Murphy

One juvenile Yellow-browed Warbler was on the Bog Road Kilbaha this morning (John N Murphy, along with one Willow Warbler and two Goldcrest. Up the Headland there was one Merlin, three Hen Harriers (3rd year male, juvenile male & a female with a damage left leg), one summer plumaged Great Northern Diver flew North over the headland, three Little Egrets and 21 Lapwing were in the harbour while 230 Golden Plover were feeding in fields adjacent to Cloghaun Lough and over 340 Jackdaws flew west up the headland.

Saturday 26th October 2019

Saturday 26th October 2019

The female Blackcap in Seni Costelloe’s garden John N Murphy

At Loop Head today there was one female Blackcap, one Chiffchaff, three Siskin, a Merlin and one third year male Hen Harrier. (John N Murphy)

Friday 25th October 2019

Friday 25th October 2019

One of the Yellow-browed Warblers at the Bog Road, Kilbaha John N Murphy

On the Bog Road at Kilbaha today there were two Yellow-browed Warblers, along with one Willow Warbler, one Chiffchaff and a Goldcrest. (John N Murphy) In the gardens and Bay at Kilbaha village there was one female Blackcap, 13 Goldfinch, two Common Sandpipers in the harbour along with two Little Egrets, six Brent Geese, 48 Golden Plover, 50 Snipe and 21 Lapwing. (JNM)

Thursday 24th October 2019

The Common Eider was still in Kilkee Bay this morning. (Paidi Cullinan)
Throughout Loop Head today there was; one Greenland White-fronted Goose flying west, one female Blackcap, one Willow Warbler, eight Goldcrest, 50 Redwing, seven Collared Dove, one Bullfinch, one 3rd year male Hen Harrier, one Merlin, 14 Raven, 250 Golden Plover and 20 Lapwing. (John N Murphy & PC)
The adult male Snow Bunting was still at Loop Head near Gull Island. (Elaine Keegan)
A juvenile Ruff was with a flock of around 300 Black-tailed Godwit at Ballyallia.(Chris Cullen, Nuala and Tom Lynch)
One Wheatear and ten Long-tailed Ducks were at Aughinish. (Paul Troake)

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Wednesday 23rd October 2019

Eider at Kilkee John N Murphy

The immature drake Eider was still at Kilkee today. (John N Murphy)
I’m the gardens at Kilbaha there was one female Blackcap, one Merlin, five Redwing, in the harbour there were two Red-throated Divers and one Great Crested Grebe. (JNM)

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