Clare Bird Sightings

January 2008

Thursday 31st January 2008
The first winter-Iceland Gull was still at the Post Office Field in Ennis.
One Barn Owl was seen again this evening near Barefield.
One Raven was near Ballymacahill, Ennis.

Wednesday 30th January 2008
The Black Redstart was showing well this morning at Cahercalla Beg,
the Rocky Road, Ennis.
One first-winter Iceland Gull was at the Post Office Field in Ennis.

Tuesday 29th January 2008
There were four Little Egrets near the Falls in Ennistymon.
One Black Redstart and one first-winter Glaucous Gull were at Clahane.
One Barn Owl was seen near barefield.
One fisrt-winter Common Eider was at Liscannor Pier.
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Glaucous Gull at Clahane © Dave McNamara.

Monday 28th January 2008
One first-winter Iceland Gull was at the Post Office Field in Ennis.
One Green Sandpiper was near Latoon Bridge, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Two Green Sandpipers were at Ballycorick Bridge, Ballynacally.
One female ring-tail Hen Harrier was at Islandavanna.
There were two Raven and large numbers of Redwings near Mullaghmore,
the Burren late this evening with over 600 birds counted. 

Sunday 27th January 2008
The Black Redstart was still at Cahircalla Beg, the Rocky Road in Ennis.
One Ring-billed Gull and one Little Egret was at Ballyvaughan today.
The Eider was still off Liscannor Pier.
One Woodcock was at Dysert.
There were 28 Great Nortrhern Divers, two Black throated and two
Red throated Divers off the Rine, Ballyvaughan.
The flock of 21 White-fronted Geese and one Pink-footed Goose were at
Tullagher Lough.
A flock of 24 Whooper Swans were at Ballygireen, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
A group of 20 Whooper Swans and two Greylag Geese were at Ballycar Lough,
Newmarket-on-Fergus.
A large flock of 5,000 Golden Plover were near the Shannon Airport Lagoon.

Saturday 26th January 2008
One Black Redstart was seen near the Rocky Road, on the outskirts of Ennis.
Two Common Sandpipers were seen at the Quay in Clarecastle along with
one first-winter Iceland Gull.
Three Jack Snipe were at the Shannon Wetlands Area in the middle of the
Shannon Town.
A flock of 28 Whooper Swans were at the Shannon Airport Lagoon,
along side 1,000 Dunlin and a flock of 60 Knot.
One male Blackcap was in Sixmilebridge.
One Barn Owl was seen near Cullaun Woods, Kilkishen.
One Barn Owl was in Ballynacally.
Three Crossbills were at Woodcock Hill, Cratloe along with one Jay.
Another five Crossbills were seen at Kilnacreagh Wood with 
two more on the top of Knockaunnamoughilly, east of Sixmilebridge.
Three male and three female Hen Harriers were near Tubber.
A new first-winter male Eider different to the one last week was at Liscannor Pier.
Two Little Egrets were at Ballyvaughan Pier.
One Long-eared Owl and seven Woodcock were at Clifden Hill, Corofin. 
Two Little Egrets were at Poulnasherry Bay.
Two Jays were at the Vandaleur Wood in Kilrush.

Friday 25th January 2008
One first-winter Iceland Gull was at the Post Office Field in Ennis.
Two Common Sandpipers were at the Quay at Clarecastle.
Two Long-tailed Ducks were off the Flaggy Shore, North Clare.
Two Long-eared Owls, two Woodcock and a roosting flock
of 500 Hooded Crows were at Clifden Hill, Corofin.
One Jay was at the Lees Road Wood.

Thursday 24th January 2008
One Iceland Gull was at the Post Office Field in Ennis.
One Long-eared was seen crossing the road near Leminagh Castle on the
Carran side.
A Woodcock was seen near Corofin.
A flock of 40 Whooper Swans were seen at Killeenmacoog North Turlough in the Burren.

Wednesday 23rd January 2008
There were two first-winter Iceland Gulls at the Post Office Field in Ennis today.
Two Long-eared Owls and two Woodcock were at Clifden Hill, Corofin.
One fisrt-winter Iceland Gull was at Seafield, Quilty.
A flock of 82 Barnacle Geese were on Illaunonearaun and four Chough were
seen over Bishops Island, both near Kilkee.

Tuesday 22nd January 2008
The first-winter Iceland Gull was again at the Post Office Field in Ennis.
One Black Redstart was at Clahane Beach along with a first-winter Iceland Gull.
Two Jays and ten Gadwall were at Dromore Woods, Ruan.
A flock of 91 Barnacle Geese and five Chough were at Illaunonearaun, Kilkee.
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Iceland Gull at the Post Office Field © Ennis Barry Howell
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Iceland Gull at Clahane Dave McNamara

Monday 21st January 2008
The drake Green-winged Teal was once again at Bell Harbour (Dave McNamara).
Five Black-throated Divers were at Bishops Quarter, Ballyvaughan. 
The Common Eider was still off Liscannor Pier.
A first-winter Iceland Gull and 12 Purple Sandpipers were at Clahane, Liscannor.
The first-winter Iceland Gull was at the Post Office Field in Ennis.
One male and one female Blackcap were at Oak park, Ennis. 
One Jay was at the Leese Road Wood.
Two Greylag Geese were at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Sunday 20th January 2008
There was one first-winter and one second-winter
Iceland Gulls at Clahane, Liscannor.
Seven Woodcock were at Cliffden Hill Corofin.
One male Hen Harrier was at Boolynagleeragh Bog.
Two Jays were at the Lees Road Wood.
One Peregrine and one Raven were at Lahinch.
One Raven was at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Saturday 19th January 2008
There was a Water Pipit at Clahane (Finbarr MacGabhann & John N Murphy).
The male Black Redstart was also at Clahane along side ten Purple Sandpipers
a Merlin and one second-winter Iceland Gull.
The first-winter male Common Eider was still off the pier at Liscannor.
One Little Egret was at Lahinch Marsh.
A Long-eared Owl was near Darragh.
Sixteen Whooper Swans were at Lough Atedaun, Corofin.
One Jack Snipe was at Tullagher Bog.
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Common Eider off Liscannor Pier © Dave McNamara 

Friday 18th January 2008
There was a first-winter Eider Duck off Liscannor Pier this evening.
A small party of six Greylag Geese were at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Thursday 17th January 2008
The Long-eared Owl was seen again this evening at Cliffden
Hill, Corofin along with four Woodcock and two Jays.

Wednesday 16th January 2008
There were reports of a CATTLE EGRET today near Kilshanny (Hugh Kevlehan).
This could possibly be the same bird that was originally at Clahane.
The first winter Iceland Gull was at the Post Office field in Ennis.
There were seven Woodcock at Cliffden Hill, Corofin.
One male Blackcap was at Ballymacahill, Ennis.

Tuesday 15th January 2008
The Iceland Gull was still at the Post Office Field in Ennis.
One adult Little Gull and one second-winter Mediterranean Gull
were at Cregg beach, Lahinch.
One male and one female Blackcap were near the Club Bridge in Ennis.
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Adult Little Gull at Cregg Beach Lahinch © Dave McNamara

Monday 14th January 2008
The Iceland Gull was still at the Post Office Field in Ennis.
The Lanner was seen at Lough Atedaun, Corofin.
There was a dark-bellied Brent Goose within a flock of 130 Brents
on the Rine Ballyvaughan.
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Dark-bellied Brent Goose on the Rine © Dave McNamara

Sunday 13th January 2008
The Green-winged Teal was at Bell Harbour (Finbarr MacGabhann).
A group of 16 Black-thoated Divers and one Long-tailed Duck were
off the Rine Ballyvaughan.
One male Blackcap was at the end of the track to the Rine.
A Lanner wearing jessie straps was at Lough Inchiquin, obviously
an escaped bird. 
There was also one Long-eared Owl, six Woodcock and
a Jay at the woods on the Hillside near Lough Inchiquin.
One adult and one first-winter Mediterannean Gulls were at Killimer.
A flock of 20 Barnacle Geese were on Illaunoneraun.
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Adult Med Gull seen flying between Killimer and Tarbert © John N Murphy

Saturday 12th January 2008
One female Hen Harrier and a Woodcock were at Boolynagleeragh Bog.
Two males and one female Blackcap were at Oak Park, Ennis.
One Dipper was on the Claureen River, Kilmaley. 

Friday 11th January 2008
The Iceland Gull was still at the Post Office Field in Ennis.
A Long-eared Owl, six Woodcock, one Water Rail, one Raven,
one Great Northern Diverand a Scaup were at Lough Inchiquin,
Corofin.  
Two Jays were at the Lees Road Wood.

Thursday 10th January 2008
A first-winter Iceland Gull was in the Post Office Field, Ennis.
One female Blackcap was at Oak Park, Sixmilebridge with
another female at Ballyallia Lake, Ennis.
A small flock of 29 Whooper Swans were at Ballygireen.
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Iceland Gull with Black-headed Gulls © John N Murphy

Wenesday 9th January 2008
One Little Egret was at Moyasta with another near Rinville Bay,
Kilcredaun.
One male Blackcap was in the school grounds of Kilmurry National School.
A group of six Whooper Swans were near Kilfenora.

Tuesday 8th January 2008
The Pink-footed Goose was still with the flock of 20
White-fronted Geese along with one Peregrine and
three Raven all at Tullagher Bog.

Monday 7th Jauary 2008
There were nine Yellowhammers at Ballycarroll, Barefield.

Sunday 6th January 2008
One Black Redstart was near the golf course in Kilkee.
Four Snow Buntings were on George’s Head, Kilkee.

Saturday 5th January 2008

One Pink-footed Goose was with a flock of 20 Greenland.
White-fronted Geese at Tullagher Bog.
The flock of Whooper Swans at Ballygireen was up to 64 birds.
The Black Redstart was still at Clahane with another near the handball allies at Kilkee.
The first winter Iceland Gull was at Liscannor.
A group of 38 Barnacle Geese were on fields opposite Illaunonearaun,
along with one Merlin.
One Little Egret was at Blackwier Bridge with another at Islandavanna.
Three Ravens were at Kilbaha.
Two males and one female Blackcap were at Oak Park, Ennis.
Two Blackcaps were in Corofin village.
Three male Hen Harriers were at Lough Muckanagh near Tubber.
A Long-eared Owl and three Woodcock were at Inchiquin Hill, Corofin.

Colour ringed Brent Goose at Lahinch © Dave McNamara

Friday 4th January 2008
A Red-necked Grebe was at Doonbeg.
The Black Redstart and first-winter Iceland Gull were at Clahane. 
One male Blackcap was at Oak Park Ennis.
One adult Mediterannean Gull, three Raven and 43 Brent
Geese were at Liscannor Bay.
One Peregrine and two Jays were at Toonagh, Ennis.
A flock of 36 Barnacle Geese were in fields opposite Illaunonearaun.
Eight Chough were at the Fodry, Loop Head.
Seven Little Egrets were at Poulnasherry Bay. 

Thursday 3rd January 2008
One Greylag Goose was at Ballycar Lake, Newmarket-on-Fergus. 

Wednesday 2nd January 2008
The Green-winged Teal was reported again today at Bell Harbour (per John Coveney).
The Black Redstart was at Clahane again today along with a
first-winter Iceland Gull.
One male Blackcap was at Applewood, Ballycar, Newmarket on Fergus.
Black Redstart at Clahane © Dave McNamara.

Tuesday 1st January 2008
The Green-winged Teal was still at Bell Harbour (per John Coveney).
One Little Egret was at Islandavanna, Clarecastle with another at
the creek in Kildysert.
One Kingfisher was at Islandavanna and a second bird was at
Ballycorick Bridge, near Ballynacally.
A flock of 260 Knot were on the mudflats at Islandavanna.
A flock of 47 Whooper Swans were at the waether station near Ballygireen.
A small group of 12 Greylag Geese were at Ballycar Lake, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
One Jay was near the Rocky Road in Ennis.

 


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