Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Thursday 26th March 2015

The young drake SURF SCOTER was still at Lahinch this morning. (Finbarr MacGabhann)
There were 44 Brent Geese at Clahane, Liscannor and one Peregrine on the approach road to Clahane. (Finbarr MacGabhann)

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Wednesday 25th March 2015

One Leach’s Petrel was spotted at sea this morning West of the Porcupine Bank, c.380km West of Loop Head, from R.V. Celtic Explorer. (Niall T Keogh)
The drake SURF SCOTER was still at Lahinch (Dave McNamara), along with 20 Common Scoter and two Red-throated Divers.
There was one Merlin, 48 Brent Geese and 180 Golden Plover at Clahane. (Dave McNamara)
There were 20 Whooper Swans, 200 Teal and 100 Wigeon at Carron Turlough. (Dave McNamara)
Two Treecreepers were seen building a nest at a Barn near Ballyhea, an unusual choice of nest site. (Cliff Baxter)

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Monday 23rd March 2015

Monday 23rd March 2015

One of the male Yellowhammers at a site north of Tubber John N Murphy

One BLACK BRANT GOOSE was off Aughinish Island this afternoon. (Dave McNamara & John N Murphy)
Also at Aughinish were 354 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, two Little Egrets and a Long-tailed Duck off the Flaggy Shore.(Dave MacNamara)
The albino Curlew was at Bishops Quarter, Ballyvaughan. (Dave McNamara)
Ten Yellowhammers were at a site north of Tubber. (John N Murphy).
One Sandmartin was on the River Fergus in the heart of Ennis. (John N Murphy)
There were three Crossbills at Gortcoirce, Dysart. (Dave MacNamara)
There were three Wheatears, 44 Brent Geese, 48 Golden Plover, 18 Teal and 40 plus Rock Pipits at Clahane, Liscannor. (Jeff Copner)
One female Hen Harrier was at a bogland near Doolin. (Dave McNamara)
There were 20 Whooper Swans, five Shellduck, three Treecreepers, one Jay and a Stock Dove at Ballyallia Lake.(Cliff Baxter)
Two Little Egrets were at Clareabbey, Ennis. (Austin Cooney)

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Sunday 22nd March 2015

There were three Whooper Swans, one Treecreeper and a singing Chiffchaff at Ballyteigh Lough. (Cliff Baxter)
Three Yellowhammers were in a garden near Lough Bunny. (Cormac McRae)
One Jay was near Feakle this morning. (John N Murphy)
A flock of around 250 Redwing were at Lees Road Wood.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Over 20 Puffins arrived back to breeding holes at Goat Island, the Cliffs of Moher this morning. (Tom Doherty & Cormac McGinley)
There were 110 Whooper Swans at Ballygireen. (Ted Brookes & Brian Finnegan)

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Saturday 21st March 2015

Saturday 21st March 2015

First year Ring-billed Gull at Seafield, Quilty John N Murphy

One first-winter Ring-billed Gull was at Seafield beach, Quilty along with two male Wheatears, 60 Purple Sandpipers, 120 Turnstone, 100 Sanderling, 70 Dunlin, 68 Oystercatchers and 80 Common Gulls. (John N Murphy)
One first-winter and one second-winter Iceland Gull were at Loop Head along with two Carrion Crows at Ross Bay and a od of 20 Bottlenose Dolphins off the tip of the headland. (John N Murphy)
At Moyasta Creek and Poulnasherry Bay there were ten Little Egrets, 320 Teal, 80 Wigeon, 114 Shellduck, 80 Brent Geese and two Stock Doves. (John N Murphy)
Eleven Barnacle Geese were on Illaunonearean with 150 on Mutton Island. (John N Murphy)
Three Little Egrets were at Kilcredaun Marsh with two more Little Egrets at Carrigaholt along with 18 Brent Geese, ten Great Northern Divers, eigth Great Crested Grebes ant two Black Guillemots. (John N Murphy)
Twenty Whooper Swans and one Greylag Goose were on the outskirts of Kilkee near the Reservoir. (John N Murphy)
One male Peregrine and 6 Teal were at Doonbeg, (John N Murphy)

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Friday 20th March 2015

Three Little Egret and a Kingfisher were at Drehednagower Bridge, Ennis.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
There were 106 Whooper Swans at Ballygireen. (Geoff Hunt)
Two Treecreepers were at Darragh. (Finbarr MacGabhann)

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Thursday 19th March 2015

The drake SURF SCOTER was back at Lahinch this morning. (Jeff Copner)
There were two Red Grouse, one male Hen Harrier, one Crossbill and ten Redpoll at Mount Callan. (Dave McNamara)
One second-winter Iceland Gull, 58 Brent Geese, 150 Golden Plover and four Raven were at Clahane, Liscannor. (Dave McNamara)
One singing male Blackcap was near Crusheen. (Cliff Baxter)

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Wednesday 18th March 2015

Wednesday 18th March 2015

Male Wheatear at Aughinish Island John N Murphy

One immature/female VELVET SCOTER was off Aughinish Island, north Care along with four Common Scoter, 68 Great Northern Divers, one Black-throated Diver, two Red-throated Divers, four Long-tailed Ducks, 28 Red-breasted Mergansers, 27 Brent Geese, two Little Egrets, one first-winter Mediterrenaean Gull, 36 Dunlin and two Wheatears. (John N Murphy)
There were 16 Long-tailed Ducks one Red-throated Diver and 56 Great Northern Divers off Finvarra Point. (John N Murphy)
Two Little Egrets were at Corronroo Bay. (John N Murphy)

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Tuesday 17th March 2015

One Buzzard was at Ballygriffy Wood. (Finbarr MacGabhann)
There were two male Wheatears at Seafield, Quilty with another male at Spanish Point. (Brian Finnegan & Austin Cooney)
A flock of 150 Golden Plover were at Clahane. (Brian Finnegan & Austin Cooney)
Two Long-eared Owl were at a private site near Darragh. (Finbarr McGabhann)

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Monday 16th March 2015

The drake SURF SCOTER was still off Gleninagh, Black Head today along with 18 Common Scoter, 55 Black-throated Divers, 118 Great Northern Divers, two Red-throated Divers, one first-winter Glaucous Gull, one first-winter and one second-winter Iceland Gull, 200 Razorbills and 30 Gannets, (John N Murphy).
One Lapland Bunting was at Bishop’s Quarter, Ballyvaughan along with the pure albino Curlew, three Little Egrets, 26 Red-breasted Mergansers were between Bishop’s Quarter and Finvarra Point with two Black-throated Divers and 20 Great Northern Divers. (John N Murphy)
One male Wheatear was at the Flaggy Shore. (Gerry Butler)
At Lough Murree there were two Little Egrets and 16 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea (John N Murphy)
Three Little Egrets and 45 Brent Geese were at Ballyvaughan. (John N Murphy)

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