Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tuesday 6th November 2012

Tuesday 6th November 2012

Lesser Scaup at Lough Gash with Coot and Little Grebe © John N Murphy

The immature drake Lesser Scaup was at Lough Gash again this morning (John N Murphy & Jeff Copner).

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Monday 5th November 2012

Monday 5th November 2012

Young drake Lesser Scaup at Lough Gash © John N Murphy

The first-winter drake Lesser Scaup was showing well this morning at Lough Gash (John N Murphy et al).

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Sunday 4th November 2012

Sunday 4th November 2012

A first-winter drake Lesser Scaup with Tufted Ducks at Lough Gash © John N Murphy

A first-winter drake Lesser Scaup was at Lough Gash, Newmarket-on-Fergus this afternoon (John N Murphy et al). If accepted this is a first county record of this rare North American vagrant.
A Waxwing was seen briefly at Rinneville, Carrigaholt (Paul Troake).
The Forster’s Tern was off Doorus Pier near the Clare/Galway border (Gerry Butler & Colin Helliwell).
Also at Lough Gash were one drake Greater Scaup, 140 Tufted Ducks, 12 Gadwall, 70 Coot and 65 Little Grebe.

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Saturday 3rd November 2012

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen today at a garden feeder in Murroe(Ann Taylor). This is the third record of the species for the County.
Coonagh had a large wildfowl count today with 127 Pochard, 114 Tufted Duck, 24 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, ten Gadwall, five Shoveler, four Scaup, two Teal, 291 Coot, 17 Little Grebes, ten Mute Swans and five Snipe.

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Saturday 3rd November 2012

One Spotted Sandpiper was at Moyasta (Gerry Butler, Colin Helliwell & John N Murphy).
The juvenile American Golden Plover was at the Horse Field near the Bridges of Ross this morning (John N Murphy).
Movement at the Bridges of Ross were, one juvenile Sabines Gull, one Great Northern Diver, two Common Scoter and small passage of auks, Gannets and Kittiwakes.
One Tree Sparrow was in Gibson’s garden, with lite or no sign ad any land migrants.
Two Great Northern Divers were in Kilbaha Harbour with another two in Ross Bay.
There were four Jay in Lees Road Wood this afternoon.

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Friday 2nd November 2012

An adult Swallow was in Quinn village this morning.

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Thursday 1st November 2012

Thursday 1st November 2012

Buzzard © Tom Tarpey

A Buzzard was seen being mobbed by crows near Patrickswell today.

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Thursday 1st November 2012

The immature Red-breasted Flycatcher was still in Gibson’s Garden Loop Head (Brian Finnegan).
Also at Loop Head was one male Snow Bunting.

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