Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 24th March 2019

Nineteen Common Scoter and a Long-tailed Duck were off the Flaggy Shore.(Páidí Cullinan)
Five Black-throated Diver and a Sandwich Tern were off Finvarra Point.(PC)
A Surf Scoter and three Black-throated Diver were of Gleninagh Pier this afternoon.(Eric Dempsey)


Saturday 23rd March 2019

Twelve Black-throated Diver, 45 Great Northern Diver, 75 Brent Geese, two Sandwich Tern and 40 Red-breasted Merganser were seen at Ballyvaughan Bay during the monthly Branch outing.Fourteen Common Scoter and a Red-throated Diver were off Gleninagh Pier.(Brian Finnegan, Austin Cooney, Nuala and Tom Lynch, Maura Turner et al)
Over a hundred Great Northern Diver were off Black Head this morning.(Jeff Pearson)
A Surf Scoter was off Gleninagh Pier later this afternoon.(Niall Keogh)
Eighteen Red-throated Diver and 60 Common Scoter were at Liscannor.(Finbar MacGabhann)
Two hundred and eighty Barnacle Geese were at Mutton Island.(FMG)
Two Manx Shearwater were at Loop Head.(FMG)
A male Hen Harrier was at Kilcreadaun.(FMG)
A Peregrine was at Carrigaholt.((FMG)


Friday 22nd March 2019

Two Short-eared Owl and six Greater Scaup were at Islandavanna this evening.(Páidí Cullinan)


Thursday 21st March 2019

A Wheatear was at George’s Head, Kilkee.(Elaine Keegan)
A Tree Sparrow was Doonbeg Golf Club.(EK)
Three Sand Martin were at Our Lady’s, Gort Road, Ennis.(Chris Cullen)
A Chiffchaff was singing at Killene Lough this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)


Wednesday 20th March 2019

Two drake Surf Scoter, 14 Common Scoter and 36 Black-throated Diver were off Coolshiva Pier.(Páidí Cullinan)


Tuesday 19th March 2019

A Marsh Harrier and 69 Whooper Swan were at Islandmcgrath this evening.(Páidí Cullinan)
The Ring-necked Duck was back at Ballyallia.(PC)
Two Great Skua, three Puffins and around 40 Manx Shearwater were seen 5-10km off the west Clare coast between Hags Head and Loop Head from the RV Celtic Voyager.(Niall Keogh)


Monday 18th March 2019

Two Cattle Egret were roosting on a tree on Ennis side of Skehanagh Roundabout.(Páidí Cullinan)
Fifty three Barnacle Geese were at Mutton Island with 16 more at Farrihy(PC)
Twenty two Purple Sandpiper were at Seafield, Quilty and four more at Doughmore Bay.(PC)
A Barn Owl was dead on the motorway east of Ennis(PC)


Sunday 17th March 2019

Nine Purple Sandpiper were at Kilkee.(Dixie Collins)
A Barn Owl was at Bella, Carrigaholt.(DC)


Saturday 16th March 2019

The Ring-necked Duck was at Lake Girroga, Ennis.(Páidí Cullinan)


Thursday 14th March 2019

Sixty Purple Sandpiper were at Seafield, Quilty and 45 Barnacle Geese were at nearby Mutton Island.(Jeff Copner)


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