Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 27th October 2017

One juvenile Ruff was at Ballyallia Lake (Myles Carey) along with one female Hen Harrier. ( Jeff Copner)
There were six Whooper Swans and a Kingfisher at Castle Lough, Sixmilebridge. (Cliff Baxter)


Thursday 26th October 2017

A Barn Owl was seen near the Golf Club at Doonbeg tonight.(Sean Keane)


Wednesday 25th October 2017

A Merlin, 32 Snipe 300 Golden Plover and a Woodcock were on the Headland at Loop Head this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)
Three Chiffchaff, 26 Snipe, two Goldcrest, a female Blackcap were at Kilbaha village.(PC)
A juvenile Little Stint was at Kilcredaun this evening.(PC)
Long-eared Owl west of Cree late this evening.(Sean Keane)


Tuesday October 24th 2017

The Lesser Yellowlegs was still at Islandavanna early this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)
Twenty three Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe.(Páidí Cullinan, Tom Lynch)
Family party of four Whooper Swan at the Caher River, Slieve Elva.(Páidí Cullinan)


Monday 23rd October 2017

Monday 23rd October 2017

Lesser Yellowlegs at Islandavanna John N Murphy

The juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs was still near Islandavanna again today. (John N Murphy et al)
One juvenile Yellow Wagtail was along the road to Cloghaun Lough, Loop Head with three Chiffchaffs in Kilbaha and two Goldcrests. (JNM)
There were 5,500 Kittiwakes, 3,000 Gannets, one adult Pomarine Skua, three Manx Shearwaters and two Brent Geese past the Bridges of Ross this evening. (JNM)
One Little Stint and 130 Golden Plover were at Doonbeg. (JNM)
One Jay was at Lissycasey. (JNM)


Sunday 22nd October 2017

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Lesser Yellowlegs at Islandavanna Howard Williams

One juvenile Lesser Yellowlegs was at Islandavanna Clarecstle today, along with five Ruff, one Merlin and one Peregrine. (Chris Cullen & Howard Williams)
The juvenile Grasshopper Warbler is still at Loop Head Lighthouse this morning. (Aidan G Kelly)
Also at Loop Head were one Garden Warbler, two Chiffchaffs, one Long-tailed Tit and two Bullfinches. (AGK)
One Jay was at Fenloe Lake. (JNM)


Saturday 21st October 2017

At the Bridges of Ross today there were one late Great Shearwater, one Black Tern, ten Arctic Terns, two Pomarine Skuas, 18 Arctic Skuas, 12 Bonxies, 25 Leach’s Petrels, 90+ Storm Petrels, nine Grey Phalaropes, 55 Sooty Shearwaters, 35 Manx Shearwaters, 24 Great Northern Divers and eight Red-throated Divers. (Aidan G Kelly, Ger Walsh & Eanna O Flynn)


Thursday 19th October 2017

Thursday 19th October 2017

A young male Firecrest in Kilbaha John N Murphy

A FIRECREST, three Yellow-browed Warbler and one Chiffchaff were in Keating’s Garden Kilbaha.(John N Murphy)
A juvenile Sand Martin was in Kilbaha Harbour.(JNM)
There was one Pomarine Skua, one Red-throated Diver and a Brent Goose at the Bridges of Ross. (JNM)
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay today. (Paidi Cullinan)
Five Redwing flew south over Applewood, Ballycar this evening (JNM)


Wednesday 18th October 2017

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Yellow-browed Warbler on Loop Head John N Murphy

A juvenile American Golden Plover, a Pectoral Sandpiper and 300 Golden Plover were being harassed by a Merlin and a male Peregrine in the Plover Fields at Loop Head this morning.(John N. Murphy)
Three Yellow-browed Warbler were in the gardens and willows in Kilbaha along with two Chiffchaff, six Goldcrest, a Blackcap and one Wheatear. (JNM)
A Grasshopper Warbler was at the Lighthouse early this morning. (JNM)
A Red-throated Diver, a flock of 45 Raven, 200 Jackdaw and 100 Rook were coming in off the sea at first light this morning. (JNM)
Twenty four Rock Dove were on the Headland.(JNM)


Tuesday 17th October 2017

A GREAT WHITE EGRET was a Two mile Gate Lough Derg. (Sinead Biggane)
One juvenile Sabine’s Gull was at Rineville Beach.(John N. Murphy)
At the Bridges of Ross this morning there were six Red-throated Divers, one Pomarine Skua, one Arctic Skua, one Arctic Tern and one drake Common Scoter. (Geoff Pearson)
At Loop Head and Kilbaha there were two Willow Warblers, three Goldcrest, one Wheatear and 290 Golden Plover. (JNM)
Thirty five Dunlin, 150 Wigeon, 120 Tufted Duck, 96 Lapwing, 83 Teal, 52 Black-tailed Godwit, 21 Curlew, 16 Little Grebe, eight Shoveler and a flock of over 200 Wood Pigeon were at Ballyallia.(Nuala and Tom Lynch, Páidí Cullinan)


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