Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 24th February 2017

Five Pintail Duck were at Ballyallia and 17 Whooper Swan were at nearby Drumcliffe. (Paidi Cullinan)

Thursday 23rd February 2017

A Marsh Harrier was at Ballyallia this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan and Tom Lynch)
Twenty Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe.(PC & TL)
A Glaucous Gull was at Black Head(Paul Troake)

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Ten Little Egret went to roost on the island at Ballyallia Lake.(Paidi Cullinan)

Saturday 18th February 2017

Two Waxwing were at the entrance to Dromore Nature Reserve.(Cliff Baxter)
At the Branch outing to Clonderlaw Bay, a Black-throated Diver, four Red-throated Diver, five Great Northern Diver, a Jack Snipe, 120 Shelduck, 77 Golden Plover, 50 Cormorant including one bird from SE England or the continent, 30 Common Guillemot, 11 Black Guillemot, over 200 Redshank, 23 Greenshank, 70 Curlew, 550 Dunlin, ten Great-crested Grebe, six Little Egret, 60 Wigeon, 100 Teal, 25 Ringed Plover, 15 Tufted Duck and 12 Mallard were seen.(Nuala and Tom Lynch, Austin Cooney, Brian Finnegan et al)

Thursday 16th February 2017

One hundred and sixty Tufted Duck and two Whooper Swan were at Ballyallia.(Tom Lynch)
A Kingfisher and 12 Whooper Swan were at nearby Drumcliffe(TL)
A Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Pier.(Paidi Cullinan)

Wednesday 15th February

The was a first-winter Iceland Gull in the Post Office Field, Ennis today (Nick Larter).

Monday 13th February 2017

A Merlin was on a wire on the N18 close to Cratloe(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Seventeen Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe. The Greater Scaup and a Little Egret were at nearby Ballyallia.(Paidi Cullinan)

Sunday 12th February 2017

An adult Iceland Gull, four Black-throated Diver and a Herring Gull with a blue leg tag were at Fanore Beach. (Paidi Cullinan)
Two Dipper and four Raven were at the Caher Valley. (PC)

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Two White-tailed Eagles were at Mountshannon.(Paidi Cullinan and Louise Myles)
A Green Sandpiper, a Peregrine and 147 Tufted Duck were at Ardclooney.(PC & LM)
Three Goosanders were at Shannon Banks close to St. Thomas’s Island on the Clare/Limerick border.(PC & LM)
A first winter Ring-billed Gull was in the same area.(PC & LM)

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Nine Yellowhammer were at garden bird feeders in Rinnamona in the Burren.(Tom Lynch)
Six Whooper Swan and a Little Egret were at Drumcliffe.(Páidí Cullinan)

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