Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 17th December 2014

Two Brambling were with a flock of over 100 Chaffinch at Lees Road Wood today.

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Monday 16th December 2014

A male Blackcap was at Elm Park Ennis.

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Sunday 7th December 2014

Two Jay and a Brambling were at Lees Road Wood.

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Saturday 6th December 2014

Two male and a female Pintail, 45 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Gadwall, 37 Shoveler, 3 Little Egret 4 Jay and over 500 Lapwing were seen at the Branch outing to Ballyallia.

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Wednesday 3rd December 2014

A Brambling was at Lees Road Wood. A Pintail Duck, around a hundred Black-tailed Godwit, five Dunlin, thirty four Shoveler, 120 Wigeon, 75 Teal, 160 Lapwing and a Little Egret were at Ballyallia. Over forty Greylag Goose have been seen here also from time to time during the past two weeks.

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Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Two hundred and forty Golden Plover were in a field just north of Lahinch Beach. Four Little Egret, two Chough, 100 Golden Plover and a flock of 34 Skylark were along the Inagh River Estuary.

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Monday 1st December 2014

There were 200 Wigeon, 150 Teal, six Little Egrets, 90 Dunlin, 22 Snipe and 80 Lapwing at Moyasta Creek this afternoon.

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Saturday 29th December 2014

A Pacific Diver coming out of summer plumage was off Finvarra Point this morning John N Murphy & Brian Finnegan)(09.50 to 10.20).  Also off Finvarra Point were six Black-throated Divers, 42 Great Northern Divers, two Long-tailed Ducks, 14 Black Guillemots and three Common Scoter.  There were 58 Little Egrets between Finvarra Point and Auginish Island/Corronroo Bay.  One adult and one first-winter Mediterranean Gulls were near Corronroo. One Carrion Crow and 30 Rock Doves were at the Marteloe Tower at Aughinish.  Another 40 Rock Doves and 24 Brent Geese were near Lough Murree. There were two Sandwich Terns and four Red-throated Divers off Doorus Pier. One White-tailed Eagle was at Mount Shannon. One Merlin was at Tubber.  One Woodcock was near Roo Lough.

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Wednesday 26th November 2014

A Marsh Harrier was seen at Tool’s Lough, the Burren (Dave McNamara). Twenty four Whooper Swan and 29 Shoveler were at the Drumcliffe end of Ballyallia Lake. Three Jay were at Lees Road Wood and another was seen at Ballyallia Lake.

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Tuesday 25th November 2014

A Merlin, two Kestrel, two Little Egret, twenty three Black-tailed Godwit, four Gadwall and over 300 Lapwing were at Ballyallia this afternoon.

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