Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Monday 20th November 2017

The adult drake Surf Scoter was off Coolsiva Pier early this morning.(John N Murphy)
Eleven Gadwall were at Lough Erinagh this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)


Sunday 19th November 2017

Sunday 19th November 2017

Drake Surf Scoter with Common Scoters at Coolsiva Paidi Cullinan

The drake Surf Scoter is back at Coolsiva Pier for the sixth winter this morning, along with 25 Black-throated Divers, 26 Great Northern’s and 22 Common Scoter. (Paidi Cullinan)


Saturday 18th November 2017

Saturday 18th November 2017

A moulting Great Northern Diver off Finvarra Point John N Murphy

One Brambling was at St.Flannan’s College, Ennis. (Paidi Cullinan)
At Finvarra Point there were 19 Black-throated Divers, 50 Great Northern Divers, six Common Scoter, 45 Red-breasted Mergansers and two Long-tailed Duck. (John N Murphy, Dermot Breen & Cathal Forkan)
There were 14 Little Egrets at Ballyvaughan Bay. (Jeff Copner)
Two Hen Harriers were at Slieve Elva.
Two Mediterranean Gulls were at Corronroo Bay. (JNM)


Friday 17th November 2017

One Buzzard was near Cratloe. (Finbarr MacGabhann)
One Buzzard was at Ballyvaughan. (Jeff Copner)
There were three Goldeneye at Lough Inchicronan, Crusheen. (Paidi Cullinan)


Wednesday 15th November 2017

Four Long-tailed Duck, 24 Brent Geese, 44 Wigeon and seven Little Egret were at Aughinish Causway.(Páidí Cullinan)
A Greenshank, 670 Wigeon, 380 Lapwing, 165 Teal, 142 Coot, 45 Shoveler, 38 Little Grebe, 35 Tufted Duck, 26 Mallard, 12 Pintail Duck and 6 Jay were at Ballyallia.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Tuesday 14th November 2017

There were four Sandwich Terns at Ballyvaughan, with 228 Teal at Bell Harbour and 20 Common Scoter at Coolsiva. (Paul Troake)


Monday 13th November 2017

Monday 13th November 2017

One of two drake Greater Scaup at Ardclooney John N Murphy

At Ardclooney today there was one immature/male Ring-necked Duck, six Greater Scaup, 12 Goldeneye, four Pochard, 500 Tufted Duck, 30 Teal, four Wigeon, 28 Little Grebe, 40 Lapwing and a Peregrine. (John N Murphy)
One male Hen Harrier was near Woodford, Broadford. (Cliff Baxter)


Sunday 12th November 2017

There were seven Twite at Clahane this morning. (Jeff Copner)
A Buzzard flew across the N18 at Cratloekeel.(Tom Tarpey)


Saturday 11th November 2017

Saturday 11th November 2017

One of three Twite at Clahane today John N Murphy

Three Twite were at Clahane, Liscannor today. (John N Murphy)
One immature/female Brambling was at Ballyallia Lake. (JNM)
At Seafield, Quilty there were 50 Purple Sandpiper, 130 Sanderling, 140 Turnstone, 70 Dunlin, 110 Oystercatchers, 210 Ringed Plover and ten Great Northern Divers. (JNM)
There were 76 Greylag Geese at Fenloe Lake. (JNM)
There were two colour ringed Black-headed Gulls at St. Flannan’s College in Ennis. Both birds wore yellow rings with black inscriptions 230P & 235B. (JNM)


Friday 10th November 2017

The Black Redstart and three Chiffchaff were still in Kilbaha along with 55 Golden Plover. (Mark Gibson)
A Buzzard, a Dipper, a Water Rail and six Jay were at Dromore Nature Reserve this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)
Six Jay were at Lees Road Wood where there were also two Song Thrush in full song.(Tom Lynch)


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