Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Thursday 8th October 2020

Two Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap were at Kilbaha and a female Hen Harrier was at Loop Head (Jeff Copner).

Wednesday 7th October 2020

One Pink-footed Goose was at Liscannor today. (Jeff Copner)
Two Green Sandpipers were at Islandavanna. (Chris Cullen)

Tuesday 6th October 2020

A Turtle Dove was at Kilbaha (Geoff Hunt & Geoff Perason).
Three Leach’s Petrels, two Storm Petrels, a Sooty Shearwater, seven Great Skuas, three Red-throated Divers, four Common Scoter and a Red-breasted Merganser were seen at The Bridges of Ross this morning. (GH & GP).
Six Barnacle Geese were seen briefly at Doughmore Strand this afternoon and again at Doonbeg in the evening(Tom Tarpey).
240 Golden Plover were at Doonbeg (TT).

Saturday 3rd October 2020

A Yellow-browed Warbler, a Turtle Dove and a Willow Warbler were at Kilbaha. A Merlin and 74 Golden Plover were at the Fodry. A Kingfisher and a Peregrine were at Claughaun Lough.(Nuala and Tom Lynch, Barry Howell, Ger O’ Doherty, Ray Glynn and Geoff Pearson)

Friday 2nd October 2020

An eclipse drake Ring-necked Duck was at Ballyallia Lake today (Paidi Cullinan).
One Yellow-browed Warbler and the Turtle Dove were still at Loop Head. (Paddy O’Keefe)

Thursday 1st October 2020

A Turtle Dove was at Kilbaha today. (Paddy O’Keefe)
One male Hen Harrier was at Applewood, Ballycar. (John N Murphy)
One Little Stint was at Seafield, Quilty. (Luise Ni Dhonnabhain)

Tuesday 29th September 2020

A Common Rosefinch was at Kilbaha. (Paddy O’Keefe)
There were 86 Gadwall at the Shannon Airport Lagoon. (John N Murphy)

Monday 28th September 2020

Monday 28th September 2020

Yellow-browed Warbler Tom Tarpey

A Turtle Dove, a Yellow-browed Warbler and a Merlin were at Kilbaha. (Jeff Copner, Tom Tarpey et al)
Three Ruff, one Common Sandpiper and a Whimbrel were at Cloghaun Lough. (TT)
There were 85 Golden Plover, two Wheatears and a Hen Harrier were at Loop Head. (TT et al)
A juvenile Hen Harrier was at Cross. (TT)

Sunday 27th September 2020

There were six adult Mediterranean Gulls at Killimer. (John N Murphy)
One Turtle Dove was at Kilbaha late this evening. (Per Irish Bird Sightings)

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

A Peregrine, a Buzzard, nine Wheatear and 11 Chough were on the headland, Loop Head.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Sixty one Golden Plover were at the Fodry.(N & TL)
A Spotted Flycatcher, a male Blackcap and a Goldcrest were at Seni Costello’s garden, Kilbaha.(N & TL)

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