Clare Bird Sightings

November 2010

Tuesday 30th November 2010
A WHITE-TAILED SEA EAGLE that was released at Killarney National Park in 2009 roosted overnight at Cahercon, Kildysert before heading south the next day towards County Limerick.
One Hen Harrier and five Little Egrets were near the Falls, Ennistymon.
Monday 29th November 2010
A small flock of 40 Whooper Swans were at Ballygireen, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
A flock of 60 Collared Doves were under the beach trees at St. Flannan’s College, Ennis.
Sunday 28th November 2010
Three Bramblings were at St.Flannan’s College, Ennis.
A flock of 17 Greylag Geese flew over Applewood, Ballycar this afternoon, while
three Water Rails were calling at Ballycar Lough.
Saturday 27th November 2010
One male Velvet Scoter was at Lahinch today (Geoff Pearson).
One Black Redstart and one Peregrine were at Cregg Beach, Lahinch.
One Green Sandpiper was in a flooded Field near Toonagh.
Also at Lahinch were 18 Common Scoter, four Red-throated Divers and five Great Northern Divers.
A flock of 60 Gadwall were at Lough Inchiquin.
There were 35 Greylag Geese and three Water Rails at Ballycar Lake, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Black Redstart at Clegg Beach © Dave McNamara
Friday 26th November 2010
A WHITE-TAILED SEA EAGLE was seen flying high over Doora, Ennis (Garry Baron).
One immature/female Garganey was at Killimer.
At Ardclooney today there were 240 Tufted Ducks, 30 Pochard and nine Whooper Swans.
Thursday 25th November 2010
Two Crossbills were at Cragganowen.
Four Snow Buntings were at Tralagaun, North Clare.
Wednesday 24th November 2010
Four Greylag Geese and two Water Rails were at Ballycar Lake, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
A flock of 30 Whooper Swans were between Mount Shannon and Scarriff.
Tuesday 23rd November 2010
One Green Sandpiper, 85 Teal and two Ravens were on a Flooded field near Toonagh.
Three Jays were at Ballygriffey Wood.
A flock of 60 Whooper Swans were at Lough Cullaun, the Burren.
There were 45 Gadwall at Lough Inchiquin.
Monday 22nd November 2010
One Dipper and one Chiffchaff were at the Falls, Ennistymon.
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Over wintering Chiffchaff at Ennistymon © John N Murphy
Sunday 21st November 2010
A WHITE-TAILED SEA EAGLE was seen being harrased by four Hooded Crows near Moy, Lahinch (PJ Donnelly).
Two Snow Buntings were at Baltard Bay, Doonbeg.
One Green Sandpiper and a flock of 95 Teal were in a flash flooded field near Toonagh Quarry on the Corofin Road. 
A flock of 25 White-fronted Geese were at Lough Muchanagh.
One very late Swallow and a Jack Snipe were at Boolyneaska east Clare.
One Hen Harrier was seen on the road between Doolin and the Cliffs of Moher.
Five Woodcock were on the East Clare Way at Lough Graney.
Two Jays were at Ballygriffey Wood.
Nine Whooper Swans were at Doo Lough.
Twenty six Whooper Swans were at Ballyallia Lake along with 62 Black-tailed Godwit.
Six Gadwall were at the back end of the lake.
Five Jay and a Raven were in the wood nearby.
Sixteen Brambling were at St. Flannan’s College Ennis.
Redpoll showing a lot of white feathering in the wing © Jim Nolan
Saturday 20th November 2010
The drake Green-winged Teal was at Bell Harbour (Jeff Copner), along with one Ring-billed Gull, 200 Teal and 18 Shellduck.
Between the Flaggy Shore and New Quay there were eight Black-throated Divers, 50 Great Northern Divers, two Long-tailed Ducks 16 Brent Geese and one Peregrine.
One adult Ring-billed Gull was at Lahinch Marsh with over 300 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing and 60 Dunlin.
One Merlin was at Seafield Quilty, along with 200 Dunlin, 25 Purple Sandpipers, 120 Turnstone, four Great Northern Divers and one Red-throated Diver.
Six Brambling were at St. Flannans College, Ennis.
One Jay was near Inch.
Friday 19th November 2010
One Black-throated Diver, 35 Great Northern Divers and five Long-tailed Ducks were at Finvarra Point.
There were 12 Long-tailed Ducks and 30 Great Northern Divers off the Flaggy Shore.
Thursday 18th November 2010
One Grey Phalarope was off Lisscannor Pier.
Grey Phalarope at Liscannor © Dave McNamara
Wednesday 17th November 2010
Ten Bramblings were at St. Flannans College, Ennis. 
One Peregrine, 500 Lapwings, ten Black-tailed Godwits, nine Whooper Swans and 11 Dunlin were at Lough Atedaun.
There were 59 Whooper Swans, 200 Lapwing and 30 Curlew at Lough O’Grady.
Tuesday 16th November 2010
A flock of 100 Whooper Swans were at Kells Lough, the Burren.
One Merlin and six Goldeneye were at Lough Cullaun.
Four Woodcock were at Clifden Hill, Corofin.
Monday 15th November 2010
Five Bramblings were under the beech trees on the grounds of St.Flannans College, Ennis with a flock of 200 Chaffinches and 30 Collared Doves.
One Long-tailed Duck was at Liscannor.
One Merlin and one Whooper Swan were at Clahane.
There were five Jays and 11 Gadwall at Lough Inchiquin.
At Ballyallia Lake there were 70 Tufted Duck, 300 Wigeon, 200 Teal, one Water Rail and one Jay.
A flock of 75 Greylag Geese were at Doon Lough, Broadford.
Over 300 Coots were at Lough Cullaunyheeda, near Kilkishen.
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Bramblings at St.Flannans College, Ennis © John N Murphy
Sunday 14th November 2010
There were five Snow Buntings near Ballinalacken Castle.
Over 2,500 Dunlin, 80 Knot, 800 Golden Plover, 20 Shelduck, three Water Rail and a Little Egret at Shannon Airport Lagoon at lunchtime.
One male Blackcap was at Willow Park, Ennis.
The flock of 22 Whooper Swans were still at Lough Gash, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Saturday 13th November 2010
Nine Black-throated Divers and one Snow Bunting were at Finvarra Point.
There was one female Hen Harrier, one Manx Shearwater and a Jack Snipe at Loop Head.
Five Scaup and one Little Egret were at Carrigaholt.
One Kingfisher was one the River Fergus at Willow Park, Ennis.
Friday 12th November 2010
One first-winer Mediterranean Gull was at Quilty today along with 120  Dunlin, 40 Sanderling, 60 Turnstone, 30 Purple Sandpiper and ten Great Northern Divers.
At Lough Gash, Newmarket-on-Fergus there were 22 Whooper Swans, 12 Gadwall and 40 Tufted Ducks.
First-winter Mediterranean Gull at Seafield © Dave McNamara
Wednesday 10th September 2010
There were 30 Purple Sandpipers, over 100 Dunlin, 50 Sanderling plus the Great Northern Divers at Seafield, Quilty.
One Little Egret was at Lahinch Marsh.
A Jay was at Lees Road Wood this afternoon.
Tuesday 9th November 2010
At Loop Head and Kilbaha today there was one Snow Bunting, one Lapland Bunting, three Bramblings, one Turtle Dove, one female Blackcap, one Chiffchaff, two Tree Sparrows, one Merlin, one Long-tailed Duck, two Great Northern Divers, one Red-throated Diver, one Purple Sandpiper and one Eastern Jackdaw.
A flock of 24 Greenland White-fronted Geese were at Tullagher Bog this evening.
Adult winter Brambling at Kilbaha one of three birds there today © John N Murphy
Snow Bunting near the tip of Loop Head Lighthouse © John N Murphy
Purple Sandpiper on cliffs near Fodry, Loop Head © John N Murphy
One Turtle Dove was still at Gibson’s Garden, Kilbaha © John N Murphy
Great Crested Grebe juvenile in Kilbaha Harbour © John N Murphy
Great Northern Diver in Kilbaha Harbour © John N Murphy
Monday 8th November 2020
There was a flock of 48 Whooper Swans and 23 Greylag Geese on flooded field near Scarriff Bay.
Sunday 7th November 2010
A male Hen Harrier was in fields near the Bridges of Ross.
One Kingfisher was seen near Doora.
Five Whooper Swans were at the Drumcliff end of Ballyallia Lake.
Saturday 6th November 2010
There were two Storm Petrels and three Great Northern Divers off the Bridges of Ross.
A flock of 14 Greylag Geese were at Applewood, Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
There were 11 Brent Geese and two Little Egrets at Querrin.
One Little Egret was at Latoon Bridge.
There were two Jays at Willow Park, Ennis.
Friday 5th November 2010
One Carrion Crow was near Shannon Airport.
One Little Egret was at Bishop’s Quarter, Ballyvaughan.
Thursday 4th November 2010
One Long-eared Owl was seen hunting near Applewood, Ballycar.
Wednesday 3rd November 2010
One Swallow was seen near Mount Vernon, New Quay.
Monday 1st November 2010
There were 16 Greenland White-fronted Geese at Lough Muckanagh, the Burren.
A flock of 120 Chaffinches were at Querrin.
A small group of 18 Whooper Swans were at Ballygireen, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
A Jay was at Lees Road Wood in Ennis.

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