Thursday, 5 October 2000

5th October 2000 Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork. 12.45pm - 3.30pm. Crookhaven, Mizen Head 5pm - 7.30pm. Sunny with light westerly wind

Shag c.15
Little Egret c.15 on journey to Co. Cork.
Heron 1 roadside
Moorhen c.5
Black Guillemot 2 in winter plumage. Return boat trip from Cape Clear.
Swallow c.2 Cape Clear
Stonechat 1
Chiffchaff c.5
Goldcrest c.5
Coal Tit 1 continental 'Irish' with grey mantle.
Chough 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1 ex views in Cotter’s Garden, Cape Clear. Grey crown, bold pale supercilium bordered above by dark line.
BLUE-WINGED WARBLER 1 ex. Cotter’s Garden, Cape Clear. Dagger-like black bill. Bright yellow forecrown contrasting with green crown, nape and mantle. Black loral line to eye. Bright yellow underparts with contrasting white undertail coverts. Steel-grey-blue wings with broad white wingbars to median and greater coverts. Vast amount of white in tail in flight. UK & Eire 468.