Monthly Archives: September 2011

Thursday 29th September 2011

Thursday 29th September 2011

Reed Warbler on the buildings at loop Head Lighthouse © Dave McNamara

One immature Blue-winged Teal was at Kilcredaun Marsh today (Dave McNamara), along with nine Ruff and two Curlew Sandpiper on the beach at Rinneville.
One Reed Warbler was at Loop Head Lighthouse.
Another Ruff was at Doonbeg Lough.
One Peregrine was at the Fodry, Loop Head.

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Wednesday 28th September 2011

Wednesday 28th September 2011

Five of the seven Ruff at Rineville Bay © John N Murphy

Two Lapland Buntings, one Tree Sparrow, a flock of 30 Golden Plovers and a Peregrine were the highlights at Loop Head today.
There was a small flock of seven Ruff on flooded fields and on the beach at Rineville Bay near Kilcredaun Marsh. Also on the beach at Rineville were four juvenile Curlew Sandpipers.
Up to ten Curlew Sandpipers, a flock of 300 Dunlin, 45 Wigeon, 80 Teal, a Peregrine and eight Little Egrets were at Poulnasherry Bay.
One adult Mediterranean Gull was on the beach at Kilkee.
Two Little Egrets were at Querrin.


Ruff at Rineville Bay © John N Murphy

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Tuesday 27th September 2011

One Ortolan Bunting was in the same field as the Pectoral Sandpiper just outside Quilty this morning (Paul Troake).
Four Curlew Sandpipers were at Seafield, Quilty.

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Monday 26th September 2011

Two Wheatears were the only new birds at Coonagh this evening.

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Monday 26th September 2011

Monday 26th September 2011

Grey Phalarope at Liscannor © Jeff Copner

The Pectoral Sandpiper was at Quilty again today (Dave McNamara & Barry Howell).
One Grey Phalarope,two Curlew Sandpipers, one Ruff and 30 Common Scoter were at Liscannor Harbour.
Two first-winter Mediterranean Gulls were at cregg Beach, Lahinch.
One first-winter Mediterranean Gull, one Kingfisher and one Peregrine were at Seafield, Quilty.
One adult Mediterranran Gull and six Red-throated Divers were at Doughmore.
One Kingfisher was at the Lough Doonbeg.
One Kingfisher was at O’Briens Bridge, Lahinch.


Curlew Sandpiper at Liscannor © Jeff Copner, Mediterranean Gulls, Cregg Beach © John N Murphy

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Sunday 25th September 2011

The juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper was still outside Quilty village this morning (Pat Brennan).
There were 12 Crossbills at Darragh.

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Saturday 24th September 2011

Saturday 24th September 2011

Juvenile Semi-palmated Sandpiper at Seafield © John N Murphy

A juvenile Spotted Crake was at Doonbeg Lough this morning (John N Murphy), along with two Water Rails, one Kingfisher, one Common Sandpiper, one adult and one first-winter Mediterranean Gulls.
One Semi-palmated Sandpiper (John N Murphy) and two Little Stints were at Seafield, Quilty this morning.
A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was at Quilty Beach (John N Murphy).
One Pectoral Sandpiper was on the flooded field between Quilty and Doonbeg (Dave McNamara, John N Murphy et al). Also in this field there was one Golden Plover , three White Wagtails, four Wheatears, 1§6 Skylarks and three Whooper Swans flew over heading south.
One juvenile Black Tern was at Lough Donnell.
One Grey Phalarope was at Liscannor Pier.
Two first-winter Mediterranean Gulls were in Kilbaha Harbour with one Chiffchaff in the gardens.


Pectoral Sandpiper near Quilty © John N Murphy & Grey Phalarope at Liscannor © Barry Howell

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Saturday 24th September 2011

There was a Pectoral Sandpiper (Tom Tarpey) at the Coonagh Lagoons today. This is the second record for the site and the fourth for the County. Also present were two Snipe, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Sedge Warbler, 40 Tufted Duck, 13 Pochard, 15 Mallard, five Teal, five Wigeon, 15 Little Grebes, two Little Egrets, 100 Coots and seven Mute Swans.

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Friday 23rd September 2011

A flock of 32 Crossbills were at Gortcoirce, Dysert.
One Wheatear was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon.
One Jay was at Darragh.

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Thursday 22nd September 2011

Thursday 22nd September 2011

Pectoral Sandpiper © Jeff Copner

The Pectoral Sandpiper was still in a flooded field mid way between Quilty and Doonbeg.
One juvenile Black Tern and an adult Ring-billed Gull were at the mouth of the Skivileen River near Doughmore.
One Common Sandpiper was at Doonbeg Lough.

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