Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Tuesday 28th March 2017

A Blackcap was singing at Lees Road Wood.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Monday 27th March 2017

A Willow Warbler was singing at Coolshiva Pier this morning.(Susan O Donohue)
A Blackcap was singing at Stonehall.(Phil Brennan)

Saturday 25th March 2017

At the Branch outing five Black-throated Diver, a Red-throated Diver, 20 Great Northern Diver, 11 Red-breasted Merganser, 130 Brent Goose, four Little Egret, 17 Shelduck and 90 Common Scoter were between Ballyvaughan Pier and the Rine.(Austin Cooney, Nuala and Tom Lynch, Geoff Pearson et al)
A drake Velvet Scoter and 34 Black-throated Diver were seen off Coolshiva Pier in the afternoon.(Geoff Pearson)

Wednesday 22nd March 2017

Two littoralis Rock Pipit and 200 Golden Plover were at Clahane.(Páidí Cullinan)

Monday 20th March 2017

There were two Scandinavian Rock Pipits at Clahane, Liscannor (John N Murphy, Myles Carey & Geoff Pearson).
Four Sandmartins, 150 Black-tailed Godwits and one Little Egret were at Ballyallia Lake (JNM & MC).
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay (JNM).
There were 10 Sandmartins at Fenloe Lake with another six at Lough Gash 9JNM).

Saturday 18th March 2017

One GREAT WHITE EGRET was seen flying from Latin Bridge towards Ballygireen where the Whooper Swans feed out this morning (John N Murphy).
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay (JNM).

Wednesday 15th March 2017

Ten Common Scoter and five Black-throated Diver were at Coolshiva Pier this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)
Two hundred and seventy Brent Geese, 25 Great Northern Diver, a Peregrine and a Little Egret were at Aughinish Island.(PC)
Twenty one Shelduck and three Little Egret were at Coraunroo.(PC)
Between the Flaggy Shore and Finvarra Point there were 45 Great Northern Diver, four Black-throated Diver and two Long-tailed Duck.(PC)
Nineteen Red-breasted Merganser and two Little Egret were at Bishopsquarter.(PC)
Between Rine Point and Coolshiva Pier this evening there were 36 Black-throated Diver, 60 Great Northern Diver, 41 Common Scoter and a Chiffchaff.(PC)

Tuesday 14th March 2017

Two littoralis Rock Pipit, a Peregrine and a Dipper were at Clahane this morning.(Jeff Copner)

Monday 13th March 2017

One Chiffchaff was singing at Applewood, Ballycar this morning (John N Murphy).
Four Raven were at Templemaley.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Sunday 12th March 2017

One 2CY Iceland Gull was at Finvarra point (Aidan Kelly, Victor Caschera et al).
A flock of 97 Brent Geese was at Lahinch.(Myles Carey)
Five Black-throated Diver and 10 Common Scoter were at Coolshiva Pier.(Páidí Cullinan)

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