Clare Bird Sightings

November 2007

Friday 30th November 2007
There was a malwe Blackcap at Oakwood, Sixmilebridge.
Two Yellowhammers were a Ballycarroll, Barefield.

Thursday 29th November 2007
A WATER PIPIT was found along the Strand Line, near Lough Murree
today ( Paul Troake).  This is only the fifth County record and the third this year.
There were 34 Whooper Swans , 15 Scaup and two Peregrine at Lough Murree.
A group of 79 Brent Geese, 20 Great Northern Divers and eleven Black Guillemots
were just offshore at Lough Murree.
Two Jays were at the Lees Road Wood.
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Water Pipit in North Clare © Paul Troake

Monday 26th November 2007
Six Black-throated Divers were at Liscannor Bay.
A group of 16 Black-throated Divers and 14 Great Northerns
were off Black Head.

Sunday 25th November 2007
One adult Mediterranean Gull and eight Purple Sandpipers
were at Clahane.
One Little Egret was at Doonbeg.

Saturday 24th November 2007
One Barn Owl was at Sixmilebridge.

Friday 23rd November 2007
Three Red-throated Divers were off Monastry, Liscannor.
A group of 16 Red-throate Divers were also on Liscannor Bay.
One Little Egret was at Lahinch.
A flock of 30 Whooper Swans were at Drumcliff, Ballyallia Lake.

Thursday 22nd November 2007
The esatern Jackdaw was still at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Wednesday 21st November 2007
The eastern Jackdaw was still at Ballycar this morning.

Tuesday 20th November 2007
The WATER PIPIT was at Clahane beach, Liscannor is showing
very well this morning (Dave McNamara & Stan Nugent).
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Water Pipit at Clahane Videograbs © Stan Nugent
Four Jays were at the Lees Road Wood.
A Jackdaw showing characteristics of the eastern form was at Ballycar
Newmarket-on-Fergus this morning (John N Murphy).


Eastern Jackdaw at Ballycar Videograb © John N Murphy

Monday 19th November 2007
The WATER PIPIT was still at Clahane this morning (Dave McNamara).
There were 77 Whooper Swans, 18 Gadwall, one Peregrine and two 
Raven at Lough Inchiquin.
Two female Hen Harriers were at Doonagore Bog, Doolin.  

Sunday 18th November 2007
There were two Jays at the Lees Road Wood.
A flock of 100 plus Barnacle Geese were on Mutton Island, Quilty.

Saturday 17th November 2007
One WATER PIPIT was at Clahane, Liscannor (Dave McNamara).
A male and female Hen Harrier were at Doonagore Bog, Doolin.
A flock of 87 Whooper Swans and three Little Egrets were at
the Shannon Airport Lagoon.
A group of 15 Whooper Swans were at Ballyallia Lake. 
One female Merlin was at Clahane.
One male Merlin was at Lahinch Marsh. 

Thursday 15th November 2007
One male Black Redstart and one Black Guillemot were in Kilkee.
A flock of 34 Whooper Swans were at Ballyallia Lake, Ennis.

Wednesday 14th November 2007
One Merlin and three Woodcock were at Gortcoirce, Dysart
this evening.

Sunday 11th November 2007
There were two Tree Sparrows at the White Strand, Doonbeg.
A flock of 11 Whooper Swans were at Kilkee Reservoir.
One female Hen Harrier was at Tullagher Lough.

Saturday 10th November 2007
One Common Sandpiper was on the Owenogarney River
near Bunratty.

Friday 9th November 2007
There was an eclipsed drake Ring-neck Duck at Lough
Inchiquin, Corofin (Finbarr MacGabhann).

Tuesday 6th November 2007
Two Green Sandpipers and a Little Egret were at
Ballycorick Bridge, Ballynacally.
A flock of 16 Whooper Swans were back in traditional 
fields at Ballygireen near the Dromoland roundabout. 

Monday 5th November 2007
The WATER PIPIT was back at Clahane (Dave McNamara).

Sunday 4th November 2007
There were two Jay and two Raven at
Mooghaun Wood.

Saturday 3rd November 2007
One Snow Bunting was at Lough Donnell.
Four Woodcock was at Dysart.
One Merlin was at Clahane.
Two Jack Snipe a flock of 100 Chaffinches, one Tree Sparrow
and one Peregrine were at Loop Head.

Friday 2nd November 2007
A flock of 17 Whoopers Swans were at Ballyallia Lake.

Thursday 1st November 2007
The WATER PIPIT was once again at Clahane, Liscannor
earlier today (Dave McNamara & Geoff Pearson).
One Jay was in a small woodland near Roslevan.

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