Monthly Archives: October 2012

Friday 12th October 2012

At the Bridges of Ross there were 65 Sooty Shearwaters, 20 Manx Shearwaters, four Arctic Skuas, seven Bonxies, three Grey Phalaropes, seven Red-throated Divers and three Great Northern Divers.
One Blackcap was the only migrant of note in the gardens at Kilbaha.

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Thursday 11th October 2012

Thursday 11th October 2012

Red-breasted Flycatcher in Gibson’s garden, Kilbaha © Neal Warnock

A Red-breasted Flycatcher was in Gibson’s garden, Loop Head (Neal Warnock).
The juvenile Buff-breasted Sandpiper was still at the Horse Field near the Bridges of Ross (Neal Warnock).
Also at Loop Head today were; one Lapland Bunting, one White Wagtail, two Manx Shearwaters, two Sooty Shearwaters, one Bonxie and one Arctic Skua.

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Thursday 11th October 2012

Thursday 11th October 2012

Jay at Currachase ©James Hayes

Eight Jays were at Curraghchase.


Jay, Grey Wagtail at Currachase ©James Hayes

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Wednesday 10th October 2012

Eight Whooper Swans were seen flying south over Broadford this morning. Winter is on the way!
A Long-eared Owl was seen at Cluggin, Oola last night.

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Wednesday 10th October 2012

Wednesday 10th October 2012

White-rumped Sandpiper at Seafield © Neal Warnock

An adult White-rumped Sandpiper was at Seafield beach this evening (Neal Warnock).
One Buff-breasted Sandpiper was in the Horse Field at the Bridges of Ross, Loop Head (James Hayes).
An adult dark phased Arctic Skua was at the Fodry, Loop Head.
One Barnacle Goose was at Lough Atedaun this afternoon.

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Tuesday 9th October 2012

Tuesday 9th October 2012

One of the 50 Long-tailed Tits that arrived at Loop Head Lighthouse this morning © Howard Williams

At Loop Head today there were a flock of 50 Long-tailed tits around the walls of the Lighthouse buildings along with one Great Tit, eight Reed Buntings, one Peregrine and a Merlin.
Two Chiffchaffs were in Kilbaha.
One Barn Owl was just outside Kilkee in the early part of the day.
Three Crossbills and two Jay were at Applewood, Ballycar.
A small flock of 11 Whooper swans were at Lough Erinagh, Ennis.

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Monday 8th October 2012

Around 200 Greylag Geese were seen near Knappogue Castle this afternoon. Three adult Whooper Swan were at Ballyallia.

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Sunday 7th October 2012

13 Gadwall, two Great-crested Grebes, 42 Little Grebes, 36 Mute Swans and a few Tufted Duck were at Lough Gur.

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Sunday 7th October 2012

Sunday 7th October 2012

Yellow-browed Warbler at Loop Head on Saturday © Una Hogan

The Yellow-browed Warbler was in Kilbaha Village today (Tom Tarpey).
Also at Loop Head was one Eastern Jackdaw, two Carrion Crows, 200 Golden Plover, two Swallows, one Merlin, two Coal Tits, a Wheatear and one Barnacle Goose flew past the Bridges of Ross.

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Saturday 6th October 2012

Saturday 6th October 2012

Snow Bunting at Loop Head © Una Hogan

A White-rumped Sandpiper was at Seafield, Quilty (Geoff Pearson).
One Yellow-browsed Warbler and a Snow Bunting at Loop Head today (Austin Cooney, Geoff Pearson, Clodagh Glasgow et al).
A Slavonian Grebe was at Ballyallia Lake (Charles & Francis Henihan).

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