Clare Bird Sightings

March 2007

Saturday 31st March 2007
There were 186 Barnacle Geese and two Peregrines at Lough Donnell.
A flock of 86 Brent Geese were at Liscannor.
One Chiffchaff and one Water Rail were at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Friday 30th March 2007
There were four Jays at the Leese Wood Road.

Thursday 29th March 2007
One Buzzard was seen over Connolly.

Tuesday 27th March 2007
Two Red Grouse were heard calling at Mount Callan.
Two Yellowhammers were near Mullaghmore in the Burren.

Monday 26th March 2006
One Chiffchaff was heard calling at Daragh this morning.
There was one first-winter Iceland Gull and three 
Glaucous Gull at Seafield, Quilty.Two Iceland Gulls and one
Merlin were at Liscannor.
Six Barnacle Geese were at Lough Donnell.
One Dipper was at the Claureen River in Kilmaley. 
One Jay was at Dromore Wood.
One Peregrine was at the Cliffs of Moher.
Ten Yellowhammers were at Ballycarrol, Barefield.  

Sunday 25th March 2007
There were eight Crossbills at Letteragh Wood, Kilmaley.
Two Peregrines were at Loop Head.

Saturday 24th March 2007
One female Wheatear and three Yellowhammers were seen on the
road to Poulnabrone in the Burren today.  This was the first record
received for Wheatear this year.
There was a report of a Swallow from Hurlers Cross near Shannon
this morning.
There were eight Little Egrets, two Raven and a flock of 192 Brent
Geese at Poulnasherry Bay. 

Friday 23rd March 2007
A small flock of 12 Tree Sparrow were at Doonbeg.
Two Little Egrets were at Moyasta, Poulnasherry Bay.

Thursday 22nd March 2007
The drake and hen Ring-necked Ducks were still paired
off at Ballyallia Lake (Finbarr MacGabhann & Sean McEnery).
A pair of Ravens were nesting in the beech trees at Ballyallia. 

Monday 19th March 2007
There were seven Housemartins at Drumcliff today the
first recorded in the county for 2007.
There were 70 Brent Geese at Liscannor.
One first-winter Iceland Gull and two Merlins were at Lough Donnell.

Sunday 18th March 2007
There were three Iceland and one Glaucous Gulls
at Liscannor today.

St. Patricks Day 17th March 2007
There were two first-winter winter Iceland Gulls and
one first-winter Glaucous Gull at Liscannor.
One Green Sandpiper and one Dipper were at the Falls
in Ennistymon.  

Thursday 15th March 2007
The Ring-necked Duck pair were again at Ballyallia Lake (Finbarr MacGabhann).
One adult and one first-winter Iceland Gulls were at Clahane, Liscannor.
One Peregrine was at Dysart. 

Wednesday 14th March 2007
There were eight Chough two Raven and four Rock Doves
at Hags Head.
One White Wagtail was at Clahane, Liscannor.
A flock of 60 Brent Geese were at Goleen, Liscannor.  

Tuesday 13th March 2007
One drake Ring-necked Duck was in the wetland area
between Roslevan & Ballymachill (13.00)(John N Murphy).
A drake and female Ring-necked Ducks were at Ballyallia
Lake paired off as can be seen from the pictures below
(13.10)(John N Murphy).

A pair of Ring-necked Ducks at Ballyallia John N Murphy

Monday 12th March 2007
There was one male Ring-necked Duck and nine Sandmartins
at Ballyallia Lake (Tom Lynch).
There was one Raven in the middle of Ennis town.

Saturday 10th March 2007
One Sandmartin was at Shannon today, the first of the Spring.
There was one Dipper on the Claureen River at Kilmaley.
One Raven and 150 Golden Plover were at Boolynagleeragh Bog, Lissycasey.
A flock of 350 Golden Plover were at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.  

Friday 9th March 2007
There was one drake and one female Ring-necked Duck
at Ballyallia Lake (Finbarr MacGabhann).
There were 62 Whooper Swans at Ballygireen, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Thursday 8th March 2007
THe drake Ring-necked Duck was once again at the floodplane
between Rosslevan and Ballymacahill (Stan Nugent).
One Little Egret and one second-winter Glaucous Gull were
at Liscannor/Lahinch.
One first-winter Glaucous Gull was at Quilty.
The 16 Whooper Swans were at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus. 

Wednesday 7th March 2007
One drake Ring-necked Duck was at a floodplane near Rosslevan/Ballymacahill
in Ennis along with one Merlin (John N Murphy & Stan Nugent).
One first-winter Iceland Gull was at Liscannor.
A flock of 23 White-fronted Geese were at Lough Mucanagh, near Tubber
along with one female Hen Harrier.
One Long-tailed Duck was still on Lough Cullaun in the Burren.
There were 14 Whooper Swans near Cullanagh outside Ennistymon.
Another 16 Whooper Swans were at Ballycar Lake, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
A group of 18 Whooper Swans were seen east of Lough Atedaun, Corofin.
One Dipper was at the Falls in Ennistymon.
One Jay and one Raven were at the Leeas Wood Road in Ennis.
Two Peregrines and two Ravens were at the Cliffs of Moher.

Sunday 4th March 2007
The female BUFFLEHEAD was relocated at Lough Atedaun (Geoff Hunt).

Saturday 3rd March 2007
Off the North Clare coast today in Galway Bay and the Rine there
were 42 Black-throated Divers, 50 Black Guillemots, 30 Gannets,
and hundreds of auks.
One Glaucous Gull was seen off the Rine.
One adult Mediterranean Gull was New Quay.
One winter plumaged Red-necked Grebe, one male Velvet Scoter
and eight Long-tailed Ducks were off Doorus on Clare/Galway border.
There were 67 Whooper Swans at Ballygireen.

Friday 2nd March 2007
There was one adult Ring-billed Gull at Quilty.
One Dipper was on the Claureen River near Kilmaley.
Thursday 1st March 2007
One male Hen Harrier and a Peregrine were at Donnagore Bog.
A flock of 120 Barnacle Geese were at Mutton Island.
One fisrt-winter Glaucous Gull was at Seafield, Quilty.
There were 72 Whooper Swans at Ballygireen.

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