Snow Bunting (Mike Sheehy)
A Snow Bunting was found at Dromada in the west Limerick hills today.
One Pectoral Sandpiper was at Lough Atedaun today (Dave McNamara).
Three Merlin were on the Loop Head peninsula.
A Barn Owl was seen in Newcastle West.
Late staying Willow Warbler at Kilbaha © John N Murphy
At Kilbaha, Loop Head today there were five Pomarine Skuas, one adult Sabine’s Gull in the Bay, along with 300 Kittiwakes, one juvenile Arctic Tern, one Willow Warbler was in the harbour, with on Chiffchaff, a Sparrowhawk, one Peregrine, six Snipe and four Ravens.
Two Snow Buntings were at Seafield, Quilty.
Juvenile Pomarine Skua chasing Kittiwake in Kilbaha © John N Murphy
Long-tailed Duck at Ardcloony © Paul Troake
One Long-tailed Duck, two Scaup, four Goldeneye, five Whooper Swans and a Chiffchaff were at Ardcloony today.
Brambling at Currachase (James Hayes)
Two Bramblings and five Jays were at Currachase. Three Red Squirrels were also seen.
Two Red Grouse, 11 Crossbills and a male Hen Harrier were seen today in the west Limerick hills.
A Jay was seen near the N21 between Adare and Croagh.
Red Squirrel, Jay and Brambling at Currachase (James Hayes)
Snow Bunting (Tom Fox)
A Snow Bunting was seen in the Ballyhoura Mountains today. This is the second record of this scarce species in the County since 1983, the other being on October 30th last year.
A flock of 24 Black-tailed Godwits was feeding in a flooded field beside the Dock Road/Tunnel approach intersection. Godwits have been seen using the fields in this area in the past, particularly after periods of wet weather, though not as close to the road as on this occasion.
There were 54 Barnacle Geese at Illaunonearean just south of Kilkee, while opposite the island on the mainlamd there was one Merlin and one Peregrine.
One female ring-tailed Hen Harrier was at Lough Cullane, the Burren.
There were 38 Golden Plover and two Wheatears at Lough Atedaun.
One Pectoral Sandpiper and one Wheatear were at Lough Atedaun (Dave McNamara & Brian Finnegan).
One Pectoral Sandpiper was still at Lough Atedaun (Dave McNamara), along with ten White-fronted Geese.