Clare Bird Sightings

July 2007

Saturday 28th July 2007
There was a Long-billed Dowitcher at The Shannon
Airport Lagoon (Finbarr MacGabhann).
A male Blackcap was at Annalabba Bridge near Corrofin.
Three Peregrines were near Ballybuck North on the east
side of the Burren.
Eight Storm Petrels were off Seafield Pier, Quilty.
Seven Storm Petrels were see near Green Island, Miltown Malbay.
One Peregrine was at Lahinch Marsh.
One Tree Sparrow was at Liscannor. 

Thursday 26th July 2007
One Arctic Skua was and one Storm Petel were off Liscannor Pier.
Two Peregrines were near Bartra, Lahinch.

Wednesday 25th July 2007
There was a Kingfisher and one Dipper at Clondagad
Bridge near Ballynacally this afternoon.
Five Storm Petrels and 70 Curlew were at Green Island,
Miltown Malbay earlier today.

Tuesday 24th July 2007
There was a Water Rail in a garden at Willow Park, Ennis this afternoon.

Monday 23rd July 2007
Two Common Sandpipers and a Merlin were at Lough Donnell.
A pair of Chough were near Doonbeg.
There was one Peregrine over Ennis.

Thursday 19th July 2007
One Green and two Common Sandpipers were at Doonbeg today,
along with three Whimbrel.
An Artcic Skua and two Great Northern Divers were off Seafield, Quilty.
There were four Storm Petrels off Hags Head.
Eleven Red-throated Divers were in Liscannor Bay.

Tuesday 17th July 2007
There were five Common Sandpipers at Doonbeg.

Monday 16th July 2007
There was one Jay at the Lees Wood Road.
One Common Sandpiper was on the River Fergus near Willow Park in Ennis. 

Sunday 15th July 2007
One male Yellowhammer was singing at Carron.
There were two Peregrines at Bartra, Lahinch.
Two Red-throated Divers were at Liscannor.
A flock of 200 Curlew were at Lahinch Marsh.
A small bunch of 19 Black-tailed Godwits were at Lough Donnell. 

Saturday 14th July 2007
A female Hen Harrier was spotted this morning near Booleynaglearagh Bog.
A male Yellowhammer was seen singing from a wire at Carron.
There were 50 Dunlin, 15 Knot and 250 Black-tailed Godwits at the Shannon
Airport Lagoon.  

Friday 13th June 2007
The was a male Hen Harrier seen on the Doonbeg road just north of Kilkee.

Thursday 12th July 2007
One Storm Petrel was off the pier at Seafiled, Quilty.
There was one Common Sandpiper at Liscannor pier.

Monday 9th July 2007
There was one  Wilsons Petrel at the Bridges last Monday (Dermot Breen), along with
two Sooty Shearwaters, 30 Storm Petrels  60,000 Manxies and 2 Sunfish.
One female Hen Harrier was near Whitegate.
Two Jays were in the Lees Wood Road.

Saturday 7th July 2007
There were two Blackcaps at the Lees Wood Road today.

Friday 6th July 2007
The Osprey was at Lahinch this afternoon (Finbarr Mac Gabhann).
One Jay and one Blackcap were at the Lees Wood Road today.
One Arctic Skuas and 60 Storm Petrels were off the Bridges of Ross.
Five Tree Sparrows were at Liscannor.
There were ten Storm Petrels off the pier at Seafield Quilty today.
Another 25 Storm Petrels were off Liscannor Pier.

Storm Petrel off Liscannor © Dave MacNamara

Thursday 5th July 2007
There were three Storm Petrels off Green Island, Miltown Malbay this evening.

Wednesday 4th July 2007
Two Wilson’s Petrels were off the Bridges of Ross (Killian Mullarney).
There were also thousands of Manx Shearwaters, one Sooty Shearwater
and 120 Storm Petrels.
There were 20 Storm Petrels at Seafield, Quilty with seven more seen
off Green Island near Miltown Malbay.
There was one Arctic Skua and 10 Storm Petels and  100 Manx
Shearwaters off Liscannor.
Two Blackcaps were heard singing on Maghera Mountain.
There was a pair of Siskins also at Magehera this afternoon.

Tuesday 3rd July 2007
Two Common Sandpipers and a juvenile Green Sandpiper were at Doonbeg.
Two Storm Petrels were off Seafield Pier, Quilty.
One Red-throated Diver was at Liscannor.
One Common Sandpiper was at the Inagh Estuary.

Monday 2nd July 2007
One Blackcap was singing at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

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