Clare Bird Sightings

November 2009

Monday 30th November 2009
One male Wheatear, four Black-throated Divers, 30 Great Northern Divers and
one Sandwich Tern were at the Flaggy Shore, New Quay.
One Chiffchaff was at Clahane, Liscannor.
There were 16 Red-throated Divers off Liscannor Pier.
One Barn Owl was on the Kilrush Road just outside Kilkee.
There were 72 Whooper Swans, 100 Wigeon and 100 Curlew at Lough Cullaun, the Burren.
Two Woodcock were at Boghill, Liscannor.
A small flock of 11 Whooper Swans and two Water Rails were at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Sunday 29th November 2009
One Ring-billed Gull was at Seafield, Quilty along with five Great Northern Divers,
100 Dunlin and 100 Sanderling.  
There were 12 Tree Sparrows on the Seafield road to Lough Donnell.
One Water Rail was at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Saturday 28th November 2009
There were 31 Black-throated Divers off the Rine, Ballyvaughan along with
52 Great Northerns, ten Red-throated, 50 Black Guillemots, ten Common Scoters,
two Sandwich Terns and two Ravens.
Two Black-throated Divers, one Sandwich Tern and the male Wheatear were
at the Flaggy Shore, New Quay.
There were 38 Great Northern Divers at Aughinish.
One Green Sandpiper was at Ballycorick Bridge, Ballynacally.
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay.
One Jay was at Paradise House, Ballynacally.
One Little Egret was at Ballyallia Lake, Ennis.
Friday 27th November 2009
One female Blackcap was at Applewood, Ballycar.
Thursday 26th November 2009
One Water Pipit was still at the Flaggy Shore, New Quay (Dave McNamara),
along with 92 Great Northern Divers.
There were 21 Barnacle Geese in a field near Goleen, Moveen, Kilkee.
Two Little Egrets were at Querrin.
One Little Egret was at Killkeedy.
Wednesday 25th November 2009
One male Blackcap was in the middle of Ennis Town.
Monday 23rd November 2009
The Water Pipit was at Clahane (John N Murphy).
Also at Clahane were over 200 Rock Pipits.
There were 120 Purple Sandpipers and 140 Sanderlings at Seafield, Quilty.
There were 200 Wigeon and 17 Whooper Swans at Drumcliff, Ballyallia Lake, Ennis.
Five Woodcock and 250 Hooded Crows were at Clifden Hill, Corofin.
Two Woodcock were at Applewood, Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Sunday 22nd November 2009
A Leach’s Petrel was seen flying inland at Seafield, Quilty.
On the beach at Seafield were 100 Purple Sandpipers and 130 Sanderling.
There were eight Great Northern Divers at Liscannor.
Saturday 21st November 2009
One Black Redstart and one Snow Bunting were at Ballard, Doonbeg.
One Snow Bunting was at Castle Point, Kilkee.
There were 27 Black-throated Divers, 25 Great Northern Divers, 30 Common
Scoter, one Merlin and two Raven at the Rine, Ballyvaughan.
A flock of 70 Barnacle Geese were at Ilaunonearaun, Kilkee.
There were 12 White-fronted Geese at Tullagher Bog.
Off Loop Head there were 80 Gannets and 1,000 Guillemots.
There were 100 Gannets and 12 Great Northern Divers off Black Head.
One Tree Sparrow was at Kilbaha.
Friday 20th November 2009
There were three Water Rails at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Monday 16th November 2009
A Raven was at Lees Road Wood this evening.
Sunday 15th November 2009
There was one Water Rail at Willow Park, Ennis.
One Water Rail was at Ballycar Laough, Newmarket-on-Fergus
Another Water Rail along with a Merlin and eight Gadwall were seen at Ballyallia.
Saturday 14th November 2009
The BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT was in a flooded field behind the beach at Clahane (Jeff Copner).
One first-winter Curlew Sandpiper was at Seafield, along with 80 Purple Sandpipers, 
130 Sanderling,180 Ringed Plover, 160 Dunlin,  seven Great Northern Divers and
one Merlin.
Friday 13th November 2009
One Curlew Sandpiper, 2,800 Dunlin, 22 Grey Plover and 200 Redshank were at
the Shannon Airport Lagoon this afternoon.
There were 90 Purple Sandpipers and a Little Egret at Seafield, Quilty.
One Spotted Redshank was at Coranroo on the Clare/Galway border.
A flock of 450 Lapwing, two Whooper Swans and two Greenshank were at Clenagh Lake.
Three Black-throated Divers, ten Great Northern Divers, two Red-throated Divers, 
one Little Egret, seven Long-tailed Ducks, 30 Black Guillemots and seven Brent Geese were
at Aughinish Island, North Clare.
Two Black-throated Divers were at the Flaggy Shore.
One Long-tailed Duck was at Lough Inchiquin.
Thursday 12th November 2009
One Curlew Sandpiper was at Seafield, Quilty.
One adult winter Ring-billed Gull was at the Flaggy Shore, Lough Murree along with one
male Wheatear, three Little Egrets, 220 Wigeon and three Purple Sandpipers.
Three Snow Buntings, four Sandwich Terns, one Black-throated Diver, one Little Egret and
22 Brent Geese were at Aughinish Island, North Clare.
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Curlew Sandpiper at Seafield Dave McNamara
Wednesday 11th November 2009
There was one Water Pipit at Clahane with another at the Flaggy Shore (Dave McNamara).
There were 24 White-fronted Geese at Lough Muchanagh.
Nine Goldeneye were at Lough Bunny.
One Little Egret was at Lough Murree.
One Woodcock was at Ballyea, Inagh.
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Water Pipit at the Flaggy Shore Dave McNamara

Tuesday 10th November 2009
One female Hen Harrier, one Merlin and four Water Rails were at Lough Muchanagh.
One Woodcock was at Lough George.
A flock of 60 Whooper Swans were at Lough Atedaun.
There was 120 Black-tailed Godwits, 150 Golden Plover and one Water Rail
between Kells Lough and Lough Atedaun.
There were 41 Whooper Swans at Drumcliff, Ballyallia Lake.
Two Jays were at Dromore Nature Reserve, Ruan. 
Two Jay were seen in Lees Road Wood this evening.
One Water Rail was at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Monday 9th November 2009
One Wheatear was still at the Flaggy Shore.
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Male Wheatear at the Flaggy Shore a late bird Dave McNamara.

Sunday 8th November 2009
Two Twite, one  Lapland Bunting, two Bramblings, one male and one female Blackcaps, 
one Willow  Warbler, seven Chiffchaffs and 14 Tree Sparrows were at  Kilbaha, Loop Head.
One immature Eider flew past the tip of Loop Head heading south.
A flock of 24 Whooper Swans were at the Reservoir in Kilkee.
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Two Twites in Kilbaha John N Murphy
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Tree Sparrow at Kilbaha John N Murphy
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One of seven Chiffchaffs at Kilbaha John N Murphy
Saturday 7th November 2009
One Little Egret, five Whooper Swans and two Water Rails were at 
Ballyallia Lake, Ennis.
Friday 6th November 2009
Two Little Egrets and nine Great Crested Grebes were at Querrin.
One male Wheatear was at the Flaggy Shore. 
One male Hen Harrier, 60 Whooper Swans, 150 Golden Plover and one Water Rail
were between Kells Lough and Lough Atedaun.
One adult Whooper Swan was at Kilcredaun Marsh.
Thursday 5th November 2009
The BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT was still at Clahane (John N Murphy).
One second-winter Ring-billed Gull was at Cleg Beach, Lahinch.
One third-winter Glaucous Gull was at Lough Donnell.
Nine White-fronted Geese and seven Whooper Swans were at Clohanes, Doonbeg.
A flock of 15 Brent Geese were at the White Strand, Doonbeg.
Two Little Egrets, 200 Golden Plover and one Brent Goose was at Doonbeg Bay.
There were 10 Brent Geese, 60 Purple Sandpipers and 110 Sanderling at Seafield, Quilty.
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Glaucous Gull at Lough Donnell John N Murphy
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Storm wrecked Gannet at Seafield John N Murphy
Wednesday 4th November 2009
There was a Yellow-browed Warbler and six Chiffchaffs at Kilbaha Loop Head.
There were lots of Redwing in the lighthouse garden at Loop Head Dave McNamara
Tuesday 3rd November 2009
One Black-throated Diver was off the Flaggy Shore, New Quay.
Five Little Egrets were near Doorus.
Shovelers were found at New Quay Lake Jeff Copner
Monday 2nd November 2009
There were two Woodcock at Clifden Hill, Corofin.
A flock of 20 Whooper Swans were in a field near Lough Inchiquin.
Over 80 Sanderling and seven Great Northern Divers were at Seafield.
Sunday 1st November 2009
Two Sandwich Terns were at the Flaggy Shore, New Quay.
There were seven Ravens, six  Jays and two Woodcock at Beechpark, Ennis.
Three Whooper Swans and two Water Rails were at Ballycar Lough.

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