Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Tuesday 15th October 2019

Two Pink-footed Geese flew north over Kilbaha.(Mark Gibson)
One Eider was at Kilkee along with seven Mediterranean Gulls. (MG)
One Snow Bunting was at the Cliffs of Moher.(Pat Maxwell)
Nine Whooper Swan were at a flooded field in Inagh.(Jeff Copner)


Monday 14th October 2019

One Pink-footed Goose flew south over Ross, Loop Head with 200 Golden Plovers in the Horse Fields at the Bridges of Ross and one Chiffchaff in Kilbaha village. (John N Murphy)
One juvenile Arctic Tern was at Rineville Bay. (JNM)


Sunday 13th October 2019

At Kilbaha and Loop Head today there were five Pink-footed Geese, 14 Barnacle Geese, two Great Northern Divers, one Red-theoated Diver, one Merlin, one Crossbill, one Siskin, one female Bullfinch, one female Wheatear, one Chiffchaff and one juvenile Arctic Tern. (John N Murphy & Mark Gibson)


Saturday 12th October 2019

The Red-eyed Vireo was still in Kilbaha today along with the Yellow-browed Warbler, one male Snow Bunting, two Chiffchaff, two Goldcrest, ten Redwing, 70 Golden Plover, one Merlin and a Buzzard.(John N Murphy, Jeff Copner, Mark Gibson & Phil Simmons)
At the Bridges of Ross there were two Pomarine Skuas, one Great Northern Diver, two Red-throated Divers and six Arctic Terns.(MG)
One immature/female Garganey was at Ballyallia Lake.(Paidi Cullinan)
One Barn Owl was just east of Kilbaha. (JC)


Friday 11th October 2019

Friday 11th October 2019

Pink-footed Goose in Kilbaha John N Murphy

The Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-browed Warbler and a Pink-footed Goose were still in Kilbaha.(John N Murphy)


Thursday 10th October 2019

The Red-eyed Vireo was in Marty Lillis’s garden early this morning and the Yellow-browed Warbler was still in the big willow tree in Kilbaha Cottage.(John N Murphy)


Wednesday 9th October 2019

Wednesday 9th October 2019

Red-eyed Vireo in Seni Costelloes Garden, Kilbaha John N Murphy

The Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-browed Warbler, one Chiffchaff, two Goldcrests and a Merlin were in the Gardens at Kilbaha this morning.(John N Murphy)
At the Bridges of Ross there were two Pomarine Skuas, one Arctic Skua, six Bonxies, three Grey Phalarope, one Storm Petrel, one Arctic Tern and four Great Northern Divers. (Geoff Pearson)
The 200 Golden Plover and two Peregrine with at Loop Head.(JNM)


Tuesday 8th August 2019

The Yellow-browed Warbler is still in the big willow in Kilbaha Cottage, also in the gardens are two Goldcrest and over 200 Golden Plover at the Fodry. (John N Murphy)
At the Bridges of Ross this afternoon (15.00 – 18.00) there were two Sooty Shearwaters, 29 Manx Shearwaters, three Leach’s Petrels, eight Storm Petrels, two juvenile Long-tailed Skuas, 14 Pomarine Skuas, one Arctic Skua, nine Bonxies, one juvenile Sabine’s Gull, 2,000 Kittiwakes, 16 Arctic Terns, four Great Northern Divers, 1,800 Razorbills (ph), 600 Guillemots (ph), 400 Gannets (ph) and three Grey Phalaropes. (JNM)
Off Black Head this morning a two hour seawatch produced one Pomarine Skua, one Storm Petrel, 45 Gannets, 900 Razorbills, 200 Guillemots and three Black-throated Divers off Ballyvaughan. (Paul Troake)


Monday 7th October 2019

Highlights from Kilbaha village, gardens and Bay today there were, the Yellow-browed Warbler was still in Kilbaha along with one Goldcrest, six Redpoll, 48 Rock Doves, eight Chough one Merlin, one male Peregrine and two Arctic Skuas. (John N Murphy)


Sunday 6th October 2019

Sunday 6th October 2019

Red-eyed Vireo at Kilbaha John N Murphy

There was one Red-eyed Vireo at Kilbaha this morning. (Chris Cullen)
This is the 6th county record of this rare North American Warbler.
The Yellow-browed Warbler was also still in Kilbaha Cottage Garden. (JNM)
One Osprey was seen near Ballyryan, Doolin. (Adrian Glasgow)
One Buzzard was near Granatooha, Kilrush. (JNM)
One first winter Hen Harrier was at the Ross Bay side of Loop Head. (Howard & Shane Williams)


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