Monthly Archives: October 2011

Tuesday 4th October 2011

Tuesday 4th October 2011

Curlew Sandpiper © John N Murphy

At the Shannon Airport Lagoon this afternoon there were five Curlew Sandpipers on the mudflats along with 200 Dunlin, 235 Golden Plover, 350 Redshank, while in the lagoon itself there were five Water Rails, 16 Shoveler, 22 Wigeon, four Gadwall, eight Little Egrets and 50 Teal.
Three juv/female Wheatears were on the approach road wall and four Migrant Hawker Dragonflies and one Brown Hawker were on the boundary track at the west embankment.
One Curlew Sandpiper was at Liscannor.

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Wednesday 28th September 2011

Ten Gadwall were recently arrivals at Coonagh.

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Monday 3rd October 2011

One Snow Bunting was at Loop Head today along with 34 Chough.
At the Shannon Airport Lagoon this afternoon there was one female Hen Harrier, 14 Shoveler, two Wigeon, six Gadwall, 70 Teal, four Little Egrets and 1200 Black-tailed Godwits were on the mudflats.
Five Curlew Sandpipers were at Seafield, Quilty.
There were 25 Crossbills at Gortcoirce, Dysart.
One Ruff was at Lough Atedaun.

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Sunday 2nd October 2011

One Spotted Flycatcher and female Blackcap were at Loop Head Lighthous along with 25 Wheatears, 26 Chough and a Merlin throughout the headland.
One Great Northern Diver in summer plumage flew in towards Fanore just north of Doolin.

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Saturday 1st October 2011

Saturday 1st October 2011

Ruff at Kilcredaun © Barry Howell

Today at Loop Head there was one Garden Warbler, four Lapland Buntings, six Chiffchaff, one Willow Warbler, 16 Chough, one Merlin and one dark-phased Arctic Skua in Kilbaha Bay.
Two Ruff were at Kilcredaun Marsh.

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