Monthly Archives: September 2012

Saturday 29th September 2012

Saturday 29th September 2012

Greenshank ©Tom Tarpey

A dead Barn Owl was found on the N21 east of Rathkeale. This is the second Barn Owl road casualty found near Rathkeale this year.
A Wheatear and a Raven were at Gortadroma landfill.
50 Curlew, 16 Redshank, three Greenshank, two Lapwing and ten Mallard were at Loughill.

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Sunday 30th September 2012

A Snow Bunting was in the lighthouse front garden at Loop Head this morning. 80 Snipe in two separate flocks, 69 Golden Plover and a Peregrine were also on the penninsula.
A Wheatear and 27 Golden Plover were at Ross.
At Black Head this morning there were 2,700 Guillemots/Razorbills, 190 Kittiwakes, 30 Gannets, 17 Sandwich Terns, five Manx Shearwaters, one Arctic Skua, one juvenile Sabine’s Gull on the sea with kittiwakes, three adult Whooper Swans and six Brent Geese.

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Thursday 27th September 2012

Thursday 27th September 2012

Juvenile Sedge Warbler at Coonagh ©James Hayes

A Barn Owl was seen at Glenwilliam, Ballingarry.
Two late staying Sedge Warblers were seen at Coonagh. Other birds of note there included 23 Wigeon, nine Pochard, four Gadwall, 16 Snipe, two Water Rails and a Raven.

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Monday 24th September 2012

149 Golden Plover, 62 Curlew, 60 Redshank, 16 Greenshank and a Knot were at Robertstown.
Further down the estaury two Spotted Redshank were at Bunnaclugga, Kerry.

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Saturday 22nd 2012

58 Tuted Duck, 22 Pochard, 12 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 4 Wigeon, a female Scaup, eleven Mute Swans, two Great-crested Grebes and a Black-tailed Godwit were at Coonagh.

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Monday 24th September 2012

A Hoopoe was seen this morning in a garden two miles west of Lisdoonvarna (Maddy Pain).
The five Todd’s Canada Geese were at the Post Office Field in Ennis.

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Sunday 23rd September 2012

Sunday 23rd September 2012

Snow Bunting at Loop Head © John N Murphy (for more shots of this bird and others see www.murfswildlife.blogspot.com).

The Osprey was at O’Briens Bridge, Lahinch Marsh (Gordon Young).
Two Snow Buntings were at Loop Head this morning.
One Hen Harrier was seen at Kilkee.

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Saturday 22nd September 2012

Saturday 22nd September 2012

Lapland Bunting at Loop Head © John N Murphy

The American Golden Plover flew from Ross Bay, Loop Head towards the Fodry this afternoon ( John N Murphy, Howard Williams & Geoff Pearson).
The Osprey was seen this morning at Lahinch Marsh (Geoff Pearson & Barry Howell).
There were six Lapland Buntings, one Snow Bunting, 30 Choughs, four Raven and 34 Golden Plover at Loop Head.
Five Canada Geese were still at the Post Office Field in Ennis.

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Friday 21st September 2012

The Osprey was seen today at Lahinch Marsh (Finbarr MacGabhann & Dave McNamara).
Also at Lahinch were one first-winter Mediterranean Gull, one Merlin and 19 Golden Plover.
One Long-eared Owl was at Applewood, Ballycarnewmarket, Newmarket-on-Fergus this evening.

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Wednesday 19th September 2012

The adult American Golden Plover was at the Fodry, Loop Head (Dave McNamara), along with 38 Golden Plover, two Merlin, two Peregrine and 30 Choughs.
The Osprey was also at Lahinch Marsh (Dave McNamara).
One first-winter Mediterranean Gull and a Kingfisher were at Doonbeg.
There were 11 Brent Geese at Seafield.
One Arctic Skua and two Red-throated Divers were at Liscannor.

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