Clare Bird Sightings

November 2008

Sunday 30th November 2008
The WATER PIPIT was at Clahane (Dave McNamara).
The 12 Snow Buntings were still at George’s Head, Kilkee.
A flock of 95  Barnacle Geese were near Goleen, west of Kilkee.
There were 40 Gadwall at Lough Inchiquin.
Saturday 29th November 2008
The drake Green-winged Teal was at Bell Harbour (Barry Howell).
A flock of 12 Snow Buntings were at George’s Head. Kilkee.
One female Hen Harrier was at the Flaggy Shore, New Quay.
Two Yellowhammers were at Mullaghmore, the Burren.
There were 350 Black-tailed Godwits and 30 Whooper Swans at Lough Atedaun.
There were 20 Pintail, 20 Gadwall and 38 Whooper Swans at Ballyallia Lake.
A flock of 29 Gadwall and seven Whooper Swans were at Lough Inchiquin, Corofin.
Two Woodcock were at Clifden Hill, Corofin.
One Woodcock was at Ballyea, Inagh.
One Little Egret was at Bell Harbour.
There were two Little Egrets near Corronroo on the Clare/Galway border. 
A flock of 110 Purple Sandpipers were at Seafield, Quilty. 
Friday 28th November 2008
There were three Little Egrets near Corronroo on the Clare/Galway border.
One Jay was near Lough Bunny, the Burren.
One Woodcock was at Barefield this evening.
Thursday 27th November 2008
The WATER PIPIT was at Clahane (Dave McNamara).
One second-winter Iceland Gull was at Liscannor.
One Green Sandpiper was at the attenuation pond near Manusmore,
Clarecastle on the new bypass road.
There were 74 Little Grebes, 29 Gadwall and a Peregrine at Lough Inchiquin.
Wednesday 26th November 2008
There was a first-winter SURF SCOTER at the White Strand, Doonbeg (John N Murphy).
Five Little Egrets were at the Falls, Ennistymon.
Twenty Gadwall and 25 Whooper Swans were at Lough Inchiquin.
There were two Woodcock and two Jays at Clifden, Corofin.
There were 15 Whooper Swans north of Lough Bunny.
A flock of 100 Teal were at Doonbeg Bay.
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Surf Scoter at White Strand John N Murphy
Tuesday 25th November 2008
The WATER PIPIT was still at Clahane, Liscannor (Dave McNamara).
An adult Ring-billed Gull was at Quilty beach this afternoon.
A flock of 160 Barnacle Geese were on Mutton Island.
One Merlin was at Seafield, Quilty.
One Little Egret was at Bell Harbour.
One Jay, 14 Gadwall and 53 Little Grebes were at Lough Inchiquin, Corofin.
One Woodcock was on the Ballycar Road, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
One Tree Sparrow was at the Cliffs of Moher.
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Great Northern Diver eating a Crab at Quilty John N Murphy
Monday 24th November 2008
The WATER PIPIT was still at Clahane, Liscannor (Dave McNamara).
An eclipsed drake Ring-necked Duck was at Lough Gash (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann),
alongside 68 Tufted Ducks, two Goldeneye and two Jays were in nearby trees.
A Jay was also spotted in Lees Road Wood.
One first-winter Glaucous Gull was at Liscannor.
One Little Egret and one Water Rail were at the Falls, Ennistymon.
There were 2,000 Dunlin and 120 Grey Plovers at the Shannon Airport Lagoon.
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Ring-necked Duck 3rd up from bottom right at Lough Gash John N Murphy
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Ring-necked Duck bottom bird at Lough Gash John N Murphy
Sunday 23rd November 2008
The WATER PIPIT was still at Clahane (Dave McNamara).
Saturday 22nd November 2008
The drake Green-winged Teal was at Bell Harbour (John N Murphy).
There were five Black-throated Divers off Finvarra Point.
Between Aughinish Island and Finvarra Point there were;
58 Great Northern Divers, two Red-throated Divers, one Long-tailed Duck,
84 Brent Geese, 47 Red-breasted Mergansers, 18 Black Guillemots,
28 Common Scoter and over 600 Common Gull. 
A flock of 23 Brent Geese were at Ballyvaughan.
Two Little Egrets were at Lough Murree, New Quay.
There were 17 Whooper Swans near Lough Bunny.
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Drake Green-winged Teal at Bell Harbour John N Murphy
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Green-winged Teal with Teal at Bell Harbour John N Murphy
Friday 21st November 2008
The WATER PIPIT was at Clahane, Liscannor (Dave McNamara).
One first-winter Glaucous Gull and two Little Egrets were at Lahinch Marsh.
One second-winter Iceland Gull was at Liscannor.
A flock of 18 Greylag Geese were at Ballycar Lake, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Thursday 20th November 2008
Forty Greylag Geese were at  Ballycar Lake, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Wednesday 19th November 2008
There were 58 Greylag Geese at Ballycar Lake, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Tuesday 18th November 2008
The two SURF SCOTERS and drake Common Eider are at the White
Strand, Doonbeg (Maeve & Christy Meehan).
There were three Black-throated Divers at Lahinch.
One first-winter and one second-winter Iceland Gulls were at Liscannor.
Four Woodcock were at Gortcoirce, Dysert.
Monday 17th November 2008
The two SURF SCOTERS and drake Common Eider were still at
the White Strand, Doonbeg (John Rattigan).
There was also one second-winter Mediterranean Gull at the White Strand.
Sunday 16th November 2008
The two SURF SCOTERS were back together at White Strand, Doonbeg along
with the drake Eider (Brian Finnegan,  Austin Cooney, Tom & Nuala Lynch). 
One Black Redstart was at Clahane, Liscannor and one Black-throated Diver
was on Liscannor Bay.
Ten Grey Phalaropes were off Finvarra Point.
One Iceland Gull was at Liscannor. 
A flock of 54 Greylag Geese and one Water Rail were at Ballycar Lake, Newmarket-on-Fergus. 
Saturday 15th November 2008
The SURF SCOTERS and drake Eider were at the White Strand , along side
one second-winter Ring-billed Gull, one second-winter Mediterranean Gull
and one Merlin (John N Murphy, Paul Gaughran, Ger & Jane Griffin).
There were 32 Black-throated Divers and 50 Great Northern Divers at North Clare.
One first-winter and one second-winter Iceland Gull were at Liscannor.
One adult Green Sandpiper was at the attenuation pond near Manusmore, Clarecastle.
One first-winter Glaucous Gull and 16 Great Northern Divers were at Seafield, Quilty.
There were 180 Barnacle Geese on Mutton Island.
A flock of 56 Whooper Swans were at Ballygireen, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Two Woodcock were at Applewood, Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
There were 200 Golden Plover at the Skivileen River, Doonbeg.
One male Blackcap was at Willow Park, Ennis.
Four Little Egrets were at Bishops Quarter.
Friday 14th November 2008
The WATER PIPIT was still at Clahane, Liscannor (John N Murphy).
One SURF SCOTERS and the eclipsed drake Eider were still at the White
Strand, Doonbeg (Dave McNamara & Stan Nugent).
A juvenile American Golden Plover was at Doonbeg (Stan Nugent).
One adult Mediterranean Gull was at Ballyallia Lake, Ennis. 
A flock of 15 Brent Geese were at Fanore.
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Water Pipit at Clahane John N Murphy
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Eider Duck and Surf Scoter at White Strand Dave McNamara
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Eider Duck at White Strand Dave McNamara
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Kestrel at Loop Head Bill Ryan
Thursday 13th November 2008
One WATER PIPIT was at Clahane, Liscannor again today (Dave McNamara).
Only one SURF SCOTERS and the drake Eider were at White Strand,
Doonbeg this morning (Bill Ryan).
One Snow Bunting was at the Flaggy Shore, New Quay.
One first-winter Little Gull was at Cregg Beach, Lahinch.
One Peregrine was at Seafield, Quilty.
Two Little Egrets were at Blackweir, Poulansherry.
One Little Egret, 50 Brent Geese and 200 Lapwing were at Querrin Creek.
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Water Pipit at Clahane Dave McNamara
Wednesday 12th November 2008
There was a WATER PIPIT at Clahane, Liscannor (John N Murphy).
Two SURF SCOTERS were at the White Strand, Doonbeg today 
along side one drake Common Eider (Maeve Meehan).
One first-winter and one second-winter Iceland Gulls were at Liscannor.
One Brambling was seen in a garden on the outskirts of Ennis Town.
Three Little Egrets were at Blackweir, Poulnasherry.
Two Little Egrets and 20 Brent Geese were at Querrin.
One Little Egret was at Carrigaholt.
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Surf Scoters at White Strand Dave McNamara
Tuesday 11th November 2008
Two Little Egrets and two Raven were at Islandavanna, Clarecastle this afternoon.
A flock of 50 Whooper Swans were at the Ballygireen Radar Station.
One Chiffchaff was in the middle of Ennis Town.
One Hen Harrier was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon.
Monday 10th November 2008
One Arctic Skua, 100 Purple Sandpipers and one female Red-breasted Merganser 
were off Seafield, Quilty.
Ten Whooper Swans were at Ballycar Lake, Newmarkeet-on-Fergus.
Sunday 9th November 2008
One Iceland Gull, one Merlin and three Great Northern Divers were at Liscannor.
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Great Northern Diver at Liscannor Jeff Copner
Saturday 8th November 2008
Two first-winter SURF SCOTERS were at White Strand Doonbeg (John N Murphy et al).
These are only the 9th & 10th Clare sightings.
The drake Green-winged Teal was back at Bell Harbour (Tim Griffin).
A male Black Redstart was seen near Seafield, Quilty.
One juvenile Hen Harrier at Lough Donnell.
One first-winter Iceland Gull was at Seafield, Quilty.
One adult Mediterranean Gull was at Doonbeg.
One second-winter Iceland Gull was at Liscannor.
One Little Egret was at Lahinch Marsh.
One Wheatear was at Clahane, Liscannor.
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Surf Scoters at White Strand John N Murphy
Friday 7th November 2008
Two Common Scoters were at the White Strand, Doonbeg (Bill Ryan).
At the Bridges of Ross there was one Arctic Skua, five Manx Shearwaters,
three Storm Petrels and five Great Northern Divers.
A second-winter Glaucous Gull, 80 Sanderling and 90 Purple Sandpipers
were at Seafield, Quilty. 
One Little Egret was at Querrin.
One Little Egret was at Moyasta.
There were 30 Barnacle Geese and 50 Golden Plover near Moveen.
A flock of 20 Greylag Geese were at Ballycar Lake, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Thursday 6th November 2008
The WATER PIPIT was still in Kilbaha Harbour (Dave McAdams).
Also at Loop Head was one Sooty Shearwater and four Great Northern Divers.
The two Velvet Scoters were back at the White Strand, Doonbeg again today,
alongside one Common Scoter.
At the Shannon Airport Lagoon there were 56 Whooper Swans and 6,000 Golden Plover.
Ten Whooper Swans and 11 Greylag Geese were at Ballycar Lake, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Four Whooper Swans and one Peregrine were at the Blue Pool, Doonbeg.
Wednesday 5th November 2008
The WATER PIPIT was still at Kilbaha today (Dave McAdams).
Also at Loop Head there was one Swallow, two Chiffchaffs, one Woodcock and one Jack Snipe.
There was a Red-necked Grebe at Liscannor this afternoon (Dave McNamara, John N Murphy
& Stan Nugent).
Also at Liscannor were one Wheatear, one second-winter Iceland Gull, 16 Red-throated Divers,
30 Common Scoter and two Black Guillemots.
A flock of 640 Golden Plover were at Lahinch.
Seven Common Scoter were at the White Strand, Doonbeg.
Tuesday 4th November 2008
One WATER PIPIT was at Kilbaha this morning (Dave McAdams).
Also at Kilbaha were a flock of 80 Lapwing and one Tree Sparrow and one Little Egret
was at Cloghaun Lough.
Ten Whooper Swans were at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
A flock of 14 Common Scoter were at the White Strand, Doonbeg.
Monday 3rd November 2008
There were two Velvet Scoters were at White Strand, Doonbeg today.
One Swallow was seen near Crusheen.
Sunday 2nd November 2008
A group of seven Eider Ducks were at the White Strand, Doonbeg.
One Merlin was seen at Doonagore Bog.
A flock of 24 Red-throated Divers were at Liscannor Bay.
One Yellowhammer was at Mullaghmore, the Burren.
Saturday 1st November 2008
One drake Green-winged Teal was at Bell Harbour (John N Murphy).
One Snow Bunting was at Georges Head, Kilkee.
One Snow Bunting was at Loop Head.
There was one Black-throated Diver and two Little Egrets near Aughnish Island.
One Black-throated Diver was at Black Head, along side one Common Sandpiper,
One Peregrine, 10 Chough, five Raven and 40 Goldcrests.
There were two Little Egrets and 200 Wigeon at Lough Murree, the Flaggy Shore.
A flock of 16 Whooper Swans were at Carron Polje.
A flock of 40 Little Grebes and one Red-legged Partridge was at Lough Inchiquin, Corrofin.
Over 60 Whooper Swans and 45 Tufted Ducks were at Ballyallia Lake, Ennis.
Green-winged Teal with Teal at Bell Harbour John N Murphy

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