Clare Bird Sightings

Thursday 15th September 2022

Thursday 15th September 2022

1st winter Wheatear ©Tom Tarpey

There were eight Pink-footed Geese at Ross, Loop Head this evening flying north.(John N Murphy)
Throughout the day at Loop Head and Kilbaha, there was one Carrion Crow, two Common Sandpipers, ten Golden Plover, one Buzzard, one Merlin, 20 Wheatear, ten Redpoll, 30 Skylark and over 600 Linnet. (JNM & Tom Tarpey)
One Kingfisher was at Drehednagower bridge, Ennis this afternoon. (James Organ)


Wednesday 14th September 2022

A Red Kite was reported flying over the Dock Road near Barney’s Bridge (Annie Downing, eBird).
A juvenile Mediterranean Gull was at Robertstown (Geoff Hunt).


Wednesday 14th September 2022

Wednesday 14th September 2022

Juvenile Sedge Warbler at Kilbaha John N Murphy

At Kilbaha this morning there was one juvenile Sedge Warbler, one Common Sandpiper and ten Redpoll. (John N Murphy)
A flock of 75 Sandwich Terns and five Common Terns were at Rinville Bay, Carrigaholt. (JNM)
A Buzzard was at Clare Abbey.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
There were 12 Brent Geese at Kilkee with another six flying south west of Loop Head. (Sam Ryan)


Tuesday 13th September 2022

At Loop Head today there was one Yellow Wagtail at Ross, one female Hen Harrier hunting the headland, one Golden Plover, 26 Wheatear, 100 Sandwich Terns, six Common Terns, four Arctic Terns, six Whimbrel and a flock of 250 Linnet. (John N Murphy)
One Buzzard was at Cooraclare. (Iomhar Daly)


Monday 12th September 2022

At Loop Head today there was one male Hen Harrier, 17 Wheatear, 20 Blue Tit, two Redpoll, 45 Ringed Plover and four Whimbrel. (John N Murphy)


Sunday 11th September 2022

At Islandavanna today there were 485 Black-tailed Godwits, one Common Sandpiper, 29 Knot and 17 Teal. (Chris & Tristan Cullen)


Saturday 10th September 2022

An adult winter Mediterranean Gull was at Thomond Weir (TT).
Four Wheatears were on the Ballyhoura Mts. (James McGrath).
A Chiffchaff was at Crecora (Derek Casey).


Saturday 10th September 2022

A male Great Spotted Woodpecker was at Parteen (Tom Tarpey & Tiernan Downes).
A Reed Warbler was ringed at Shannon Airport Lagoon.(Phil Brennan)


Friday 9th September 2022

Friday 9th September 2022

Curlew Sandpiper at Quilty Barry Howell

There was one Little Stint, two Curlew Sandpipers and one Sanderling within the flock of Dunlin and Ringed Plovers on the mudflats at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening. (John N Murphy) Also 25 Shelduck had arrived back after their moulting migration.
In the Lagoon itself there were 16 Wigeon, four Shoveler, ten Gadwall, 25 Teal and six Water Rails.(JNM)
At Seafield, Quilty this evening there were two Little Stint and over ten Curlew Sandpipers.(Barry Howell)


Thursday 8th September 2022

A Green Sandpiper, a Spotted Redshank, a Whimbrel and 142 Redshank were at Robertstown (TT).


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