Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

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)

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Two Merlin were at the Headland, Loop Head. A Kingfisher, 24 Lapwing and a female Blackcap were at Kilbaha.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Ten Pintail Duck were at Moyasta Creek.(N & TL)
One hundred and forty eight Golden Plover were at Doonbeg Bay.(N & TL)

Monday 21st October 2019

Two Jay were at Dromore Nature Reserve.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Saturday 19th October 2019

Saturday 19th October 2019

Lesser Whitethroat at Loop Head John N Murphy

There was a Lesser Whitethroat at Kilbaha today along with one female Blackcap, one Chiffchaff, three Goldcrest, one 3rd year male Hen Harrier, one Buzzard, one Merlin, two Barnacle Geese, 80 Golden Plover and four Redwing. (John N Murphy)
The first-winter Eider Duck was at Kilkee. (JNM)
Seven Whooper Swans flew over Willow Park, Ennis. (Barry Howell)

Thursday 17th October 2019

Four late Swallows were at Tullabrack, Kilrush.(Sean Keane)
A first winter and a second winter Mediterranean Gull were at Ballyallia.(Chris Cullen)

Wednesday 16th October 2019

A Snow Bunting was on the road near the Cliffs of Moher.(Ray Glynn)
Seventeen Whooper Swan were at Ballygireen.(Dixie Collins)

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