Monthly Archives: September 2013

Monday 30th September 2013

Monday 30th September 2013

Wryneck at Loop Head © James Hayes

A Wryneck was at the Fodry, Loop Head this evening (James Hayes).  This is only a third Clare record, the last two were; one in 1937 at the Lighthouse and one in 1987 at Walshes Farm in Kilbaha.  One Lapland Bunting was also on the headland.

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Friday 27th September 2013

Friday 27th September 2013

Pied Flycatcher at Loop Head © John N Murphy

There was one Yellow-browed Warbler at Loop Head this morning (Brian Finnegan, Howard Williams & Jeff Copner), along with two Pied Flycatchers three Goldcrest, four Redpolls, one Sedge Warbler and two Lapland Buntings on the headland.  One second-winter Ring-billed Gull was at Quilty.

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Thursday 26th September 2013

A juvenile type Marsh Harrier was seen at Coonagh this evening (Tom Tarpey). The bird passed through the nature reserve and headed westwards along the estuary towards Bunratty. This is a first record of the species for Coonagh and only the second for the County in modern times. The first record was at Lough Gur earlier in the year on May 20th.

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Thursday 26th September 2013

Thursday 26th September 2013

Yellow-browed Warbler at Loop Head © John N Murphy

Two Yellow-browed Warblers were in Gibson’s garden, Loop Head this evening (John N Murphy), along with one Pied Flycatcher, one Spotted Flycatcher, one Goldcrest and four Siskins.  A flock of 14 Lapland Buntings were seen on bare ground to the south side of the approach road to Loop Head Lighthouse, along with seven Wheatears and five Chough.

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Tuesday 24th September 2013

Tuesday 24th September 2013

Wood Sandpiper at Coonagh (Tom Tarpey)

A Wood Sandpiper was at Coonagh this evening.

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Tuesday 24th September 2013

Tuesday 24th September 2013

Turtle Dove at Gibson’s Garden, Loop Head © John N Murphy

The American Golden Plover was roosting on the Diamond Rocks, Kilkee late this evening (John N Murphy).  A Turtle Dove was in Gibson’s Garden, Loop Head this evening.  Two Curlew Sandpipers were at Seafield, Quilty.  One Mediterranean Gull was at Lahinch.

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Monday 23rd September 2013

The American Golden Plover was at the west end of Kilkee Strand again today (Tom Tarpey, Chris Heard et al), along with one second-winter Ring-billed Gull and one Mediterranean Gull. At Loop Head there were ten Lapland Buntings, two Snow Buntings, one Buzzard and a Chiffchaff were seen at Kilbaha in the afternoon.  A Curlew Sandpiper and Ruff were at Doonbeg.  One Spotted Redshank was at Moyasta Creek.

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Sunday 22nd September 2013

Sunday 22nd September 2013

American Golden Plover on Kilkee Beach © John N Murphy

The American Golden Plover was still at Kilkee Beach again today (Brian McCloskey) along with one Little Stint.

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Sunday 22nd September 2013

Sunday 22nd September 2013

Yellow-legged Gull at Loghill ©Tom Tarpey

A sub-adult Yellow-legged Gull was seen at Loghill today (Tom Tarpey). An adult winter Mediterranean Gull and five Arctic Terns were also seen in the area.
Two Arctic Terns remained at Coonagh this evening.

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Saturday 21st September 2013

Saturday 21st September 2013

Juvenile Arctic Tern at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

Three Arctic Terns were still at Coonagh this evening. Four Greenshank and 33 Lapwing were also present for the high tide roost.

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