Monthly Archives: October 2012

Wednesday 31st October 2012

A Pectoral Sandpiper flew in off the sea at the Bridges of Ross this morning (Geoff Pearson).
Also at Loop Head today were one male Blackcap and a Chiffchaff.
One Short-eared Owl was at Shragh Bog.

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Tuesday 30th October 2012

Tuesday 30th October 2012

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Kilbaha © John N Murphy

The immature Red-breasted Flycatcher was still in Gibson’s Garden, Kilbaha early this morning (John N Murphy).
The first-winter Surf Scoter was also still at Lahinch, Liscannor Bay (Jeff Copner).

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Monday 29th October 2012

Monday 29th October 2012

White-fronted Goose with immature Whooper Swans © James Hayes

A White-fronted Goose was seen with a group of five Whooper Swans in a field on the Kildimo side of the Ferry Bridge (James Hayes).
A flock of 29 Whooper Swans were at Newtown, Clarina. Large numbers of Fieldfares and Redwings were also seen in the same area.
Seven Jays were at Currachase.


Whooper Swans and White-fronted Goose © James Hayes

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Monday 29th October 2012

Monday 29th October 2012

Red-breasted Flycatcher at Gibson’s Garden, Kilbaha © Sharon Hogan

A Red-breasted Flycatcher was at Gibson’s Garden, Kilbaha (Tony Mee).
One Spotted Sandpiper was at Moyasta Creek (Gerry Butler, Sharon Hogan & Colin Helliwell).
The juvenile American Golden Plover was at the Horse Field near the Bridges of Ross (Tony Mee et al).
One immature Surf Scoter was at Lahinch (Gerry Butler et al).
Two drake Green-winged Teals were at Bell Harbour (Gerry Butler et al).
Also at Loop Head today were one ‘tristis’ Chiffchaff, three Chiffchaff, one female Hen Harrier, two Peregrines, 17 Whooper Swans and two Bullfinches.

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Sunday 28th October 2012

The juvenile American Golden Plover was still at the Horse Field next to the Bridges of Ross amongst a flock of 140 Golden Plover (Tony Mee).
One Snow Bunting was behind Loop Head Lighthouse.

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Saturday 27th October 2012

Saturday 27th October 2012

American Golden Plover on left with Golden Plover at the Horse Fields near Bridges of Ross © John N Murphy

The juvenile American Golden Plover was in the Horse Field at the Bridges of Ross ( John N Murphy & Tony Mee).
At Loop Head today there was one Brambling, two Snow Bunting, two male Blackcaps, four Chiffchaffs, one Tree Sparrow, one ring-tail Hen Harrier, one Merlin, one Peregrine, one Siskin, four Coal Tits, 70 Chaffinches, 200 Golden Plover, 50 Redwing, three Great Northern Divers and ten Snipe.
At the Bridges of Ross there was a large passage of Kittiwakes late this evening along with three Red-throated Divers and three Common Scoter.

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Friday 26th October 2012

Five Pink-footed Geese and a Great Northern Diver flew past Loop Head.
Also on Loop Head were one Snow Bunting an Peregrine and one Willow Warbler.
There were 26 Whooper Swans at the Shannon Airport Lagoon.

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Wednesday 24th October 2012

A Swallow was seen heading southwards on the Dooradoyle Road.
A flock of 17 White-fronted Geese flew over Robertstown (Liam Dundon)

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Thursday 25th October 2012

One Merlin was at the Bridges of Ross.
Five Whooper Swans flew over Kilkee reservoir.

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Wednesday 24th October 2012

There was a small fall of thrushes today at Loop Head Lighthouse. Three dead Redwings and a Skylark were found at the base of the light tower while on the front lawn and in the small beck gardens there were two Blackcap. one Snow Bunting, 15 Redwings, seven Blackbirds and five Song Thrushes.

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