Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

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)


Friday 29th September 2017

At the Bridges of Ross today there were 35 Bonxies, 15 Arctic Skuas, 90 Sooty Shearwaters 200 Manx Shearwaters, 70 Arctic Terns and one Merlin. (Dave McNamara & Geoff Pearson)
There were two Little Stints, one Curlew Sandpiper and five Chough at Seafield. (DMcN & GP)
One Little Stint, 23 Brent Geese and 20 Chough were at Doonbeg. (DMcN & GP)


Wednesday 27th September 2017

Wednesday 27th September 2017

A wet Grasshopper Warbler at the wall of Loop Head Lighthouse this morning Paidi Cullinan

A juvenile Turtle Dove and three Goldcrest were in the gardens at Kilbaha.(Paidi Cullinan)
A Grasshopper Warbler, a Peregrine, 22 Rock Dove and 70 Golden Plover were at the Headland.(PC)
A Kingfisher, two Chough, four Collared Dove, eight Snipe, ten Rock Dove and 11 Ringed Plover were at Kilbaha village.(PC)
Sixty Curlew and a Peregrine were at Ross Bay.(PC)
Twenty five Curlew were at Cloghaun Lough.(PC)


Tuesday 25th September 2017

A juvenile Turtle Dove, two Spotted Flycatcher, a male Blackcap and two Goldcrest were in the gardens at Kilbaha.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Seventy Golden Plover and six Chough were at the Fodry. Four Wheatear and 27 Rock Dove were on the Headland.(NL & TL)
Around sixty Curlew were at Cloghaun Lough.(NL & TL)
Fifteen Little Egret and 120 Redshank were roosting at high tide at Moyasta this morning. (NL & TL)
An adult Med Gull and a Peregrine were at Ballyallia.(Paidi Cullinan)


Monday 25th September 2017

Monday 25th September 2017

Juvenile Turtle Dove at Side’s Cottage Kilbaha John N Murphy

At Loop Head and Kilbaha today there was one Turtle Dove, one male Blackcap in the lighthouse grounds, two Redwing, one Collared Dove, 25 Rock Dove, one Merlin, three Goldcrest, 74 Golden Plover, one Redpoll and seven Ruff at Cloghaun Lough. (John N Murphy)
There were 22 Common Scoter and two Red-throated Diver were at Lahinch Bay this morning.(Jeff Copner)
Four Common Sandpiper were at Knockaunroe Turlough in the Burren.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Pier.(Paidi Cullinan)
A family party of Six Whooper Swan were at New Quay.(Gerry Butler)


Sunday 24th September 2017

A Buzzard and a flock of 15 Raven were at Sliabh Elva.(Paidi Cullinan)
Two Great Northern Diver were at Black Head.(PC)
A Buzzard was at Kilfenora.(PC)
One Peregrine, three Wheatear and two Redpoll were the highlights from Loop Head this afternoon. (John N Murphy)
One female Hen Harrier was at Lahinch Marsh. (Dave McNamara)


Saturday 23rd September 2017

At Kilbaha, Loop Head today there was one Spotted Flycatcher, one Chiffchaff, four Wheatear,one Kingfisher, 70 Golden Plover in the plovers fields near the headland and 22 Chough. (John N Murphy)
Adult Med Gull and two Common Sandpiper were at Clarecastle Pier this evening.(Paidi Cullinan)


Friday 22nd September 2017

A male Hen Harrier was at Clenagh and a ringed-tailed Hen Harrier was at Islandavanna.(Paidi Cullinan and Tom Lynch)


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