Clare Bird Sightings

Thursday 19th October 2017

Thursday 19th October 2017

A young male Firecrest in Kilbaha John N Murphy

A FIRECREST, three Yellow-browed Warbler and one Chiffchaff were in Keating’s Garden Kilbaha.(John N Murphy)
A juvenile Sand Martin was in Kilbaha Harbour.(JNM)
There was one Pomarine Skua, one Red-throated Diver and a Brent Goose at the Bridges of Ross. (JNM)
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay today. (Paidi Cullinan)
Five Redwing flew south over Applewood, Ballycar this evening (JNM)


Wednesday 18th October 2017

An American Golden Plover flew over the golf course at Ballyneety today (Tom Tarpey).


Wednesday 18th October 2017

Wednesday 18th October 2017

Yellow-browed Warbler on Loop Head John N Murphy

A juvenile American Golden Plover, a Pectoral Sandpiper and 300 Golden Plover were being harassed by a Merlin and a male Peregrine in the Plover Fields at Loop Head this morning.(John N. Murphy)
Three Yellow-browed Warbler were in the gardens and willows in Kilbaha along with two Chiffchaff, six Goldcrest, a Blackcap and one Wheatear. (JNM)
A Grasshopper Warbler was at the Lighthouse early this morning. (JNM)
A Red-throated Diver, a flock of 45 Raven, 200 Jackdaw and 100 Rook were coming in off the sea at first light this morning. (JNM)
Twenty four Rock Dove were on the Headland.(JNM)


Tuesday 17th October 2017

A GREAT WHITE EGRET was a Two mile Gate Lough Derg. (Sinead Biggane)
One juvenile Sabine’s Gull was at Rineville Beach.(John N. Murphy)
At the Bridges of Ross this morning there were six Red-throated Divers, one Pomarine Skua, one Arctic Skua, one Arctic Tern and one drake Common Scoter. (Geoff Pearson)
At Loop Head and Kilbaha there were two Willow Warblers, three Goldcrest, one Wheatear and 290 Golden Plover. (JNM)
Thirty five Dunlin, 150 Wigeon, 120 Tufted Duck, 96 Lapwing, 83 Teal, 52 Black-tailed Godwit, 21 Curlew, 16 Little Grebe, eight Shoveler and a flock of over 200 Wood Pigeon were at Ballyallia.(Nuala and Tom Lynch, Páidí Cullinan)


Monday 16 October 2017

A dead Woodcock was found at Mary Immaculate College. The bird appears to have collided with the glass walls at the entrance during Storm Ophelia (Shelia O’Callaghan).


Monday 16th October 2017

One White-tailed Eagle was at Addroon Bridge, Dromore. (Cliff Baxter)


Sunday 15th October 2017

From the Celtic Explorer 4km west of the Cliffs of Moher today wee six Pomarine Skuas, two Great Skuas, four Arctic Skuas, one Sooty Shearwater, two Manx Shearwaters, eight Storm Petrels and three Grey Phalarope. (Niall T Keogh et al)
One Red-throated Diver flew past the Shannon Airport Lagoon. (James Hayes)


Saturday 14th October 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017

Glossy Ibis at Cloghaun Lough John N Murphy

The Glossy Ibis, two Pectoral Sandpipers, 200 Golden Plover, two Willow Warblers, a late Swallow and one Pomarine Skua were at Loop Head today. (John N Murphy & Paidi Cullinan)
A Merlin was at Seafield and one Wheatear was at White Strand, Miltown Malbay. (James Hayes)


Thursday 12th October 2017

The Glossy Ibis was at the pond in Kilbaha.(Phil Brennan)
A Pectoral Sandpiper was at Doonbeg this evening.(John N. Murphy)


Wednesday 11th October 2017

The Glossy Ibis was the pond in Kilbaha village this afternoon.(Mark Gibson, Dougie Dickson, Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A Yellow-browed Warbler was at the gardens in Kilbaha this morning.(NL & TL)
At the Bridges of Ross there were 61 Sooty Shearwaters, 30 Manxies, eight summer plumaged Great Northern Divers, 29 Fulmars,
three Arctic Terns, one juvenile Little Gull, one Bonxie, seven Arctic Skuas and 20 Pomarine Skuas. (MB & DD)
Two Merlin, a Peregrine and around 100 Golden Plover were on the Headland.(NL & TL)
Two Water Rail were at Kilcredaun.(Páidí Cullinan)
A Swallow was at Kilbaha this evening.(MG,DD & PC)
A Peregrine was at Illaunnaerin this evening.(PC)


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