Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 27th January 2021

A Kingfisher was at Islandavanna.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Twenty eight Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe.(N & TL)

Saturday 23rd January 2021

There were 24 Whooper Swan at Drumcliffe.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A Buzzard was at the Killaloe Road, O’Brien’s Bridge.(Tom Tarpey)

Friday 22nd January 2021

A drake Lesser Scaup was at Ardclooney along with 7 Greater Scaup, 360 Tufted Duck, 18 Pochard,16 Goldeneye and a Green Sandpiper.(John N Murphy) This was the 3rd County record of this rare North American duck.
Two immature Goosanders were also at Ardclooney. (Dave Lyons, Aine Lynch & JNM)
A female Marsh Harrier was at Lough Inchiquin.(Jeff Copner)
One male Brambling was near Kilbane, Broadford this afternoon. (JNM)
One drake Tufted Tuck was at Ardclooney wearing a nasal saddle, green/turquoise colour with black letter/number J3. (JNM)
Four Buzzards were at Doon Lake, Broadford. (JNM)


Thursday 21st January 2021

Two Buzzards were feeding in a field near Bunratty. (John N Murphy)

Wednesday 20th January 2021

One Buzzard was at Cratloekeel. (John N Murphy)

Monday 18th January 2021

One Barn Owl was at Applewood, Ballycar this evening. (John N Murphy)

Sunday 17th January 2021

One Buzzard was near Danganella, Cooraclare. (Iomhar Daly)

Saturday 16th January 2021

Three Buzzard were at the NPWS depot at Dromore Nature Reserve.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Twelve Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe.(N & TL)

One Buzzard was at Tirreen Lough with another near Cragaunowen. (John N Murphy)

Thursday 14th January 2021

Eight Tree Sparrows were at Seafield, Quilty.(JNM)
There were 85 Barnacle Geese in fields west of Clohanes, near Lough Donnell.(JNM)
A flock of 51 Barnacle Geese were in fields north of Killard, Doonbeg.(JNM)
Seven Pink-footed Geese and 500 Golden Plover were at Farrihy Lake.(JNM)
Four Yellowhammer were at Rinnamona and another at Gortlecka.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A family party of four Whooper Swan were at Knockaunroe Turlough.(Nuala & Tom Lynch)

Wednesday 13th January 2021

One Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming this morning at Broadford. (Noel Dillon)
There were 45 Whooper Swans at Moynoe, Scarriff this morning. (Brendan Cooney)
Twenty eight Gadwall and 83 Shoveler were at Ballyallia.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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