Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Monday 9th October 2017

The Glossy Ibis was back in Kilbaha this morning. (Mark Gibson & Dougie Dickson)
Thirteen Whooper Swan were at Ballygireen.(Richard Collins)
Four Whooper Swan, a Blackcap, four Goldcrest and 20 Snipe were at Kilbaha.(Jeff Copner and Dave McNamara)
One Little Stint was at Doonbeg. (MG & DD)
A hundred Golden Plover were on the Headland.(JC & DMcN)
Three Whooper Swan were at Ballyallia.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Sunday 8th October 2017

Sunday 8th October 2017

One of the two Yellow-browed Warblers at Loop Head yesterday John N Murphy

A Common Rosefinch was in Kilbaha Village along with the Glossy Ibis. (Nuala & Tom Lynch)
Three Yellow-browed Warbler, two Chiffchaff, five Goldcrest, one Turtle Dove and two Spotted Flycatchers were in Kilbaha throughout the day. (Aidan G Kelly & Brian Porter, NL, TL etc al) Also in Kilbaha this morning was one Garden Warbler and kingfisher (Mark Gibson & Dougie Dickson)


Saturday 7th October 2017

Saturday 7th October 2017

Glossy Ibis late this evening, landing in a field near the graveyard at Kilbaha, Loop Head John N Murphy

There was one juvenile Glossy Ibis at Loop Head this evening.(John N Murphy, Aidan G Kelly & Brian Porter)
Also at Loop Head today were two Yellow-browed Warblers, two Sported Flycatchers, three Snow Bunting, three Merlin, one female Hen Harrier, six Goldcrest, one adult Mediterranean Gull, one Bonxie, five Wheatear, two Swallows, 56 Snipe and 300 Golden Plover. (Mark Gibson, JNM et al)
Off the Bridges of Ross this morning there were two juvenile Long-tailed Skuas, ten Sooty Shearwaters, seven Manx Shearwaters, one Leach’s Petrel, one Storm Petrel, six Bonxies, five Arctic Skuas, five Arctic Terns,one Red-throated Diver and four Great Northern Divers. (Mark Gibson & Dougie Dickson)


Friday 6th October 2017

At Loop Head and Kilbaha this morning there was one Yellow-browed Warbler, two Lapland Buntings and a Spotted Flycatcher. (Mark Gibson et al)
A family party of four Whooper Swan were at Farrihy Lough.(Des Finnamore et al)


Thursday 5th October 2017

There were two Curlew Sandpipers and one Little Stint at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening.(John N Murphy)
Two Common Sandpiper were at Clarecastle Pier.(Páidí Cullinan)


Wednesday 4th October 2017

A Snow Bunting and a Wheatear were along the Bog Road at Loop Head.(Páidí Cullinan)
A Chiffchaff, a Kingfisher, a Goldcrest, a Swallow and 20 Rock Dove were in the Gardens at Kilbaha.(PC)
An Arctic Skua, 84 Golden Plover and 27 Snipe were on the Headland.(PC)


Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Nine Jay were at Dromore Nature Reserve.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A Barn Owl was at Doonbeg.(Sean Keane)


Monday 2nd October 2017

Five hundred and ten Kittiwake, 1660 Razorbill, 135 Common Guillemot, 55 Gannet, two Arctic Skua, and a Great Skua were at Black Head this morning.(Paul Troake)
Five Great Skua were at Finvarra, two at Ballyvaughan and another off the Flaggy Shore.(PT)


Sunday 1st October 2017

A immature female Surf Scoter was at the Bridges of Ross.(Aidan G. Kelly, Victor Caschera)
Also at the Bridges of Ross were 18 Leachs Petrels, 12 Stormies, 1 juv Sabines Gull, two Grey Phslaropes, one juvenile Pomarine Skua, 90 Bonxies, 20 Arctic Skuas, 60+ Sooties Shearwaters, 25 Common Scoter and 30 Puffin. (Aidan G Kelly, Victor Cashera, Brian McCloskey, John Cusack and Brian McEntee)


Saturday 30th September 2017

There was one Grasshopper Warbler, one Lapland Bunting, one adult Mediterranean Gull, one Leaches Petrel, 10 Wheatear, four Chiffchaff, two Goldcrest, 40 Golden Plover and one Merlin at Loop Head today. (John N Murphy, Aidan G Kelly & Victor Cashcera)
An adult Med Gull was at Ballyallia.(Paidi Cullinan)
Three Chough were at Kilkee.(Jane and Ger Griffin)


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