Monthly Archives: November 2011

Friday 4th November 2011

Friday 4th November 2011

Brambling at Loop Head © John N Murphy

One drake Surf Scoter was still at Lahinch (Jeff Copner).
At Loop Head today there were two Bramblings, one male Crossbill, one male Hen Harrier, one Peregrine, one first-winter Mediterranean Gull, one adult Arctic Tern, four Chough and one Chiffchaff.
Off the Bridges of Ross there were 1,000 plus Kittiwakes, 500 auks including two Puffins, one Red-throated Diver, six Wigeon, one Purple Sandpiper and one female Pochard.
A small flock of 11 Purple Sandpipers were at Kilkee.
A group of 15 Whooper Swans were just outside Kilkee near the Reservoir.
One female/immature Long-tailed Duck and a Curlew Sandpiper were at the White Strand, Doonbeg.
There were 17 Purple Sandpipers and 60 Sanderling at Seafield, Quilty.

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Tuesday 1st November 2011

A male Hen Harrier was seen at Kilmeedy today.

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Tuesday 1st November 2011

Tuesday 1st November 2011

Juvenile Arctic Tern at Aughinish © Dave McNamara

There was one adult male Surf Scoter at Lahinch this morning (Jeff Pearson et al), along with 30 Common Scoter, one Long-tailed Duck, seven Great Northern Divers and two Red-throated Divers.
One Black Redstart, a Chiffchaff and two Merlins were at Loop Head Lighthouse.
An adult winter Ring-billed Gull was at Seafield, Quilty along with two Purple Sandpipers the first recorded there this autumn.
Two Wheatears and two juvenile Arctic Terns were on Aughinish Causeway this morning.
Three Wheatears and 19 Great Northern Divers were at the Flaggy Shore.
Ten Whooper Swans were at Roo Lough.
A flock of 300 Golden Plover and 300 Wigeon were at Lough Atedaun.

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Monday 31st October 2011

One Short-eared Owl and four Woodcock were at Kilfenora late this evening.
A late staying Swallow was seen today at Lower Feeard, near Cross Village.
Two Great Northern Divers were at Carrigaholt.
One female Hen Harrier, 300 wigeon and 200 Golden Plover were at Lough Atedaun.

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Sunday 30th October 2011

There was one male and one female Hen Harrier at Tubber this afternoon along with 12 Greenland White-fronted Geese.

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