Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 21st January 2022

One male Marsh Harrier, 48 Whooper Swans and the partially albino Curlew were at Lough Atedaun. (John N Murphy)
Four Yellowhammers were at Killkeedy. (JNM)
One Buzzard was at Toonagh with another near Lough George. (JNM)


Thursday 20th January 2022

The Cackling Goose, two Canada Geese and close to 300 Barnacle Geese were at Doonbeg. (John N Murphy)
One Swallow was at Seafield. (JNM)
Two Crossbills were near Crag, Lisseycasey.(JNM)
One Merlin was at Knockalough. (JNM)
There were 21 Whooper Swans at Lough Donnell along with a flock of 60 Goldfinch. (JNM)
There were 28 Pintail and 80 Shoveler at Ballyallia Lake with 17 Whooper Swan at Drumcliffe.(Nuala & Tom Lynch)


Wednesday 19th January 2022

The partially albino Curlew, 108 Golden Plover, 320 Lapwing and 18 Whooper Swan were at Lake Atedaun.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
There were 92 Gadwall at Lake Inchiquin.(N & TL)
One Merlin and a Hen Harrier were near Tubber. (James Organ)
Two Buzzards were at Barefield. (Julian Cremmins)
One Buzzard was near Ballymaley. (Iomhar Daly)


Monday 18th January 2022

There were eight Mediterranean Gulls at Corronroo early this morning. (John N Murphy)
Eight Crossbills were at Leanamore, Lisseycasey. (JNM)
A flock of 30 Whooper Swans were in fields near Tubber adjacent to the northward bound lane of the M18. (JNM)


Sunday 16th January 2022

The first-winter male Velvet Scoter and Slavonian Grebe were still at Poulnasherry Bay.(Jeff Copner & Giovanni Zoli)
Two Eider and 124 Common Scoter were at Lahinch. (Chris Cullen)


Saturday 15th January 2022

One Arctic Redpoll was at Moveen. (John N Murphy)
One female Velvet Scoter, two Eider and two female Greater Scaup were at Lahinch today. (Jeff Copner)
Two Woodcock were near Quin this evening. (JNM)


Friday 14th January 2022

One Marsh Harrier and a male Hen Harrier were at Lough Cullaun. (James Organ)
There were 48 Whooper Swans at Moynoe. (Brendan Cooney)


Thursday 13th January 2022

Thursday 13th January 2022

Goosander at Ballymacrinan John N Murphy

The Goosander was at Ballymacrinan Bay along with ten Red-throated Divers and two Black Guillemots. (John N Murphy)
Another Goosander was at Killimer again today a different bird from the Ballymacrinan bird. (JNM)
One drake Long-tailed Duck, a drake Pochard and 35 Tufted Ducks were at Fenloe Lough.(JNM)
One Buzzard was at Bunratty.(Derek Casey)
There were 14 Whooper Swans at Lough Atedaun. (Mark Rutledge)


Wednesday 12th January 2022

Wednesday 12th January 2022

Female Goosander at Killimer John N Murphy

One Little Auk was flying around Quilty Beach early this morning, with four Red-throated Divers on the sea. (JNM)
One female Goosander, six Red-throated Divers, 42 Guillemots and 145 Cormorants at Killimer. (JNM)
One adult Glaucous Gull was at Aughinish this morning along with four Long-tailed Ducks and two Sandwich Terns. (Paul Troake)


Tuesday 11th January 2022

Tuesday 11th January 2022

Slavonian Grebe at Poulnasherry John N Murphy

One Slavonian Grebe and the Velvet Scoter were at Poulnasherry Bay this morning,(John N Murphy) along with one Red-throated Diver and seven Great Northern Divers.
One female Velvet Scoter, two Eider and two female Greater Scaup were at Lahinch. (Finbar MacGabhann)
One Grey Phalarope was at Quilty Beach feeding in the surf with Gulls, (Paul Troake) with 75 Purple Sandpipers at Seafield.
One Great Spotted Woodpecker was at Tulla today. (Shane Dowling)
One Buzzard was near Moanmore. (JNM)


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