Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 17th January 2020

The 2CY White-tailed Eagle and two Ruff were at Ballyallia Lake today. (John N Murphy & David Lyons)
One Buzzard was near Cragganaun. (JNM)

Thursday 16th January 2020

An untagged 2cy/3cy White-tailed Eagle was at Ballyallia this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan, Tom Lynch)
Between Finvarra Point and Gleninagh Castle there was one Surf Scoter, 16 Black-throated Divers and three Sandwich Terns. (Sean Pearse)
A flock of 145 Barnacle Geese were outside Doonbeg. (John N Murphy)

Wednesday 15th January 2020

An adult winter Mediterranean Gull was near O’Briens Bridge, Lahinch. (John N Murphy)
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay. (JNM)
Four Buzzard were circling and calling at Dromore Nature Reserve.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Two Jay were on the Castle Trail at Dromore.(N & TL)
Twenty six Whooper Swan were at the Drumcliffe end of Ballyallia Lake.(N & TL)

Tuesday 14th January 2020

A flock of 15 White-fronted Geese were at Tullagher Bog with one male Hen Harrier near Tullabrack. (John N Murphy)

Sunday 12th January 2020

Sixty five Whooper Swan were in the usual field at Ballygireen.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Seventeen Whooper Swan were at the Drumcliffe end of Ballyallia Lake.(N & TL)

Friday 10th January 2020

A Waxwing was found on a road in the Westbury housing estate, Parteen (Judy O’Connor). The bird was taken to the Animal Magic rescue facility in Kilmallock for rehabilitation (Denis McCarthy).

Thursday 9th January 2020

Twenty seven Whooper Swan were at Lake Atedaun.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Six Jay were at Lees Road Wood.(N & TL)

Monday 6th January 2020

One Green Sandpiper was at Ballycorrick Bridge, with another at Clarecastle Quay along with one Common Sandpiper. (Finbar McGabhann)
One immature/female Hen Harrier and two Ruff were at the Drumcliff end of Ballyallia Lake today. (Donncha Ó Catháin)

Sunday 5th January 2020

Two male Blackcaps were at Applewood, Ballycar. (John N Murphy)
There were 26 White-fronted Geese at Tubber. (Paidi Cullinan)

Saturday 4th January 2020

Highlights between Aughinish Island and Coolsiva Pier today were; one adult drake Surf Scoter, 11 Black-throated Divers, 21 Long-tailed Ducks, one adult Mediterranean Gull and the white Curlew at Bishop’s Quarter. (John N Murphy & Finbar MacGabhann)
A female Marsh Harrier was at Ballyallia Lake.(Páidí Cullinan, JNM & FMacG)
The Spotted Redshank, two Ruff and two Greenshank were at the flooded fields between Ballyallia Lake and Lough Erinagh, with two male Peregrine at Drumcliff. (JNM & FMacG)
One Marsh Harrier, one immature/female Hen Harrier and an immature Merlin were at Islandavanna late this evening. (JNM & FMacG)
There were six White-fronted Geese near Tubber. (JNM & FMacG)

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