A ruff flew over Long Strand this morning and the bar-tailed godwit was seen again in with a flock of curlews near Kilkeran Lake this afternoon. The pied flycatcher remains at Shite Lane. A lesser yellowlegs was found at Clogheen Marsh this evening.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Another blank on the mig front this morning at Galley, however 2 black-tailed godwits over Long Strand were new for the patch year list (127). Headed to Cape Clear for the afternoon for cracking views of the eastern olivaceous warbler, plus the juvenile rosy starling and a nice bright yellow browed warbler too - great stuff!
Saturday, September 23, 2006
A bar-tailed godwit in with curlews at Long Strand this morning was a welcome addition to the patch year list (126). A new redstart and a chiffchaff were also at Long Strand. The spotted flycatcher was still in Dirk with 3 willow/chiffs there, the pied flycatcher was still at Shite Lane with 3 wheatears elsewhere at Galley.
Friday, September 22, 2006
A spotted flycatcher in Dirk Bay this evening was new for the patch year list (125), while a pied flycatcher was at Shite Lane this morning and 2 wheatears elsewhere on Galley. The juvenile pectoral sandpiper was still on the flooded field behind Red Strand this evening.
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Monday, September 18, 2006
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Two yellow wagtails were present at Galley this morning, showing well. The redstart was also still around, and 2 reed warblers were down 'marsh lane'. A new pied flycatcher was at shite lane, with a willow warbler also there. Two siskins over were new for the year (124), and 2 redpolls also flew over.
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Monday, September 11, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
A few arctic skuas and sooty shearwaters were seen off Galley this morning, with good numbers of manx shearwaters. A yellow wagtail near the lighthouse was a Galley lifer, with 2 pied flycatchers and a reed warbler also new for the year, along with 6 wigeon on Kilkeran Lake (122). Two whinchats were also new in, with c.10 wheatears and 4 willow warblers also seen.
This evening a fea's petrel was seen off Galley, along with 1 sabines's gull, 1 arctic skua and a bonxie.
Friday, September 8, 2006
Thursday, September 7, 2006
Just 1 wheatear and 3 sanderling this morning around Galley - still, they say the wind is going south easterly till sunday so fingers crossed! A coot on Kilkeran Lake this afternoon was a Galley lifer and year tick (117). This evening, 1 pomarine skua, 3 bonxies, 1 sooty shearwater and 10 storm petrels were seen heading east off Galley.