Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 18th January 2017

Wednesday 18th January 2017

Waxwing in Ennis John N Murphy

There were five Waxwings feeding on berry trees in a housing estate behind Shanahan Paints near St.Micheals Villas, Ennis (John N Murphy et al).

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Tuesday 17th January 2017

There were three first-winter Iceland Gulls and Aughinish along with six Long-tailed Ducks, ten Twite and one Whimbrel (Paul Troake).
A flock of 14 Whooper Swans were just outside Kilkee with 18 Greenland White-fronted Geese at Tullagher and 46 Barnacle Geese on Mutton Island (Elaine Keegan).
The first-winter Glaucous Gull was seen flying south past Cregg Beach, Liscannor today (Jeff L Copner).
There were 12 Brent Geese at Clahane along with 40 Dunlin and 50 Curlew (JLC).

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Monday 16th January 2017

One first-winter Glaucous Gull was at Clahane (Jeff L Copner).

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Saturday 14th January 2017

Saturday 14th January 2017

Snow Bunting at Loop Head John N Murphy

Two Snow Bunting and a first-winter Iceland Gull were at Loop Head (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann).
One adult male Hen Harrier was south of Kilkee (JNM & FMacG).
One first-winter Iceland Gull was at Kilkee Bay along with one Purple Sandpiper (FMacG & JNM).
There were 14 White-fronted Geese at Tullagher (FMacG & JNM).
Over 300 Barnacle Geese were at Doonbeg (JNM & FMacG).
There were 17 Little Egrets at the Falls, Ennistymon (Dave McNamara).
At Lahinch Marsh there was one Merlin, 150 Golden Plover, 100 Lapwing, 70 Curlew and one Water Rail (DMcN).

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Thursday 12th January 2017

One Glaucous Gull was at Seafield, Quilty (Geoff Pearson).
One Iceland Gull was at Clahane, Liscannor (GP).
One male Blackcap was in a Housing Estate near Rosslevan on the Tulla Road, Ennis (John N Murphy).

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Wednesday 11th January 2017

Wednesday 11th January 2017

Adult Iceland Gull along the Flaggy Shore Paul Troake

Five Black-throated Diver were at Coolshiva Pier.(Paul Troake)
An adult Iceland Gull and a Purple Sandpiper were at the Flaggy Shore.(PT)
Seventeen Whooper Swan and 43 Curlew were at Drumcliffe.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
One female Hen Harrier,50 Teal and 100 Lapwing were at Lahinch Marsh (Dave McNamara).
There were 17 Little Egret, one Woodcock and one Dipper at The Falls, Ennistymon (DMcN).

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Tuesday 10th January 2017

There were four Snow Bunting and one Glaucous Gull at Loop Head (Geoff Pearson).

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Wednesday 10th January 2017

A small flock of 18 Greylag Geese were at Ballycar this morning (John N Murphy).

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Tuesday 9th January 2017

There were two Common Sandpipers at Clarecastle Quay (Finbarr MacGabhann).

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Saturday 7th January 2017

One Velvet Scoter, three Black-throated Divers, 19 Great Northern Divers, 50 Common Scoter, nine Long-tailed Duck one Sandwich Tern and 65 Golden Plover were at Aughinish Island causeway (Paul Troake & Finbarr MacGabhann).
Off Black Head near Gleninagh there were 41 Black-throated Divers, three Red-throated Divers, 27 Great Northern Diver, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers and 18 Common Scoter (FMacG).
At Bishop’s Quarter there was one Long-tailed Duck, 18 Great Northern Divers and 15 Common Scoter (FMacG).
There were 198 Brent Geese at Lough Murree (FMacG).
A flock of 14 Greylag Geese were at Lough Atedaun (FMacG).

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