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.
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 Leave a comment
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.
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.
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.1 Comment