Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 25th June 2016

Four Grasshopper Warbler, two Crossbill and a Blackcap were on Sliabh Elva early this morning.(Pádraig Cullinan)
Two Raven, six Blackcap, a Whitethroat and around 20 Swift were the highlights of the Branch outing to Holy Island near Mountshannon.

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Friday 24th June 2016

A Barn Owl was at Dromoland this afternoon.(Eanna O’Flynn)

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Thursday 23rd June 2016

Two Long-eared Owl were at Barefield.(Susan O Donohue)

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Friday 17th June 2016

Five Jay were at Lees Road Wood. Eleven Blackcap were singing there also.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Sunday 12th June 2016

A pair of Canada Goose and four gosling were on the River Fergus at Woodquay, Ennis. Another adult Canada Goose was nearby.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Saturday 11th June 2016

Ten Blackcap were singing on the Ballycuggaran Loop Walk near Killaloe.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Wednesday 8th June 2016

Two Yellowhammer were singing along the famine relief work road between Coolorta and Loch Cúil Réisc. Eight Wheatear and six Whitethroat were also present in this area. Two Blackcap were singing at nearby Rockforest and another at Coolorta Cross.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Tuesday 7th June 2016

A SNOWY OWL was reported on Cappanaballa on The observer says he saw the bird in the same area in January.
A male Yellowhammer was on the Green Nature Trail in the Burren National Park.(Mark O’ Callaghan)
Seven Little Egret and five Whitethroat were at Knockaunroe(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Saturday 4th June 2016

Two Buzzard were soaring over the motorway close to Shannon this morning.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Friday 3rd June 2016

Nine Blackcap were singing in Lees Road Wood and another at Drehednagower Bridge. Two Jay were at Lees Road Wood.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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