Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 6th February 2016

Fifty one Whooper Swan, two Little Egret, 160 Wigeon, 20 Lapwing, three Treecreeper and a Great-crested Grebe were at Ballyallia.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Three Jay and a Treecreeper were at Lees Road Wood.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Wednesday 3rd February 2016

There were 60 Whooper Swans at Ballygireen this morning. (John N Murphy)

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Tuesday 2nd February 2016

One adult WHITE-TAILED EAGLE was at Mountshannon (John N Murphy), with 40 Whooper Swans and 40 Greylag Geese in fields on the Scariff road out of Mountshannon near Oakpark.

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Monday 1st February 2016

One Little Gull was at the Falls, Ennistymon. (Dave McNamara)

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Saturday 30th January 2016

There were two Glaucous Gulls (one first-winter & one second winter) and three Iceland Gulls (one adult, one first-winter & one second-winter) at Loop Head this morning. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
One second-winter Glaucous Gull and one first winter Iceland Gull were at Lough Donnell. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
One first-winter Ring-billed Gull and one first-winter Mediterranean Gull were at Corbally north of Kilkee, with one Peregrine south of the town. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
One second-winter Ring-billed Gull was at Seafield, Quilty. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)

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Friday 29th January 2016

There were four Glaucous Gulls at Clahane, Liscannor. (Jeff Copner)
One female Hen Harrier was at Clahinch Marsh along with 100 Curlew and 50 Teal. (Dave McNamara)

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Thursday 28th January 2016

A female Blackcap was at Oak Park, Ennis.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
One Kingfisher, one Water Rail, five Woodcock and eight Little Egrets were at the Falls, Ennistymon. (Dave McNamara)

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Tuesday 26th January 2016

One Barn Owl was near the main entrance to Dromoland Castle this evening. (John N Murphy)

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Monday 25th January 2016

Thirty four Whooper Swan, 15 Gadwall, 12 Pintail Duck, 620 Wigeon, 240 Teal, 80 Tufted Duck,46 Shoveler, 28 Little Grebe, 18 Mallard, six Little Egret and two Great-crested Grebe were at Ballyallia Lake.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Saturday 23rd January 2016

One GLOSSY IBIS was at Ballyvelaghan Lake, Burrin, New Quay. (John Lusby)
There were two Pink-footed Geese and 18 White-fronted Geese at Tullagher Bog this afternoon. (Finbarr MacGabhann & John N Murphy)
One Black Redstart was at Clonahinchy, Seafield. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
One first-winter Iceland Gull was at Quilty Beach with 100 Barnacle Geese at Mutton Island. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
There were ten Tree Sparrows on the east side of Doonbeg Village. (Finbarr MacGabhann & John N Murphy)
One Green Sandpiper was in a small flooded field 1km on the outskirts of Ennistymon on the Ennis Road on approach to the village. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
Highlights from the Branch outing this morning were a first winter Iceland Gull and 65 Curlew at Clahane and over 200 Golden Plover and 180 Lapwing off Liscannor Pier.(Austin Cooney, Nuala and Tom Lynch, Olivia Nolan et al)
A Jay flew across the road just west of Inagh.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A Barn Owl was in the Dromoland area at 6.30a.m.(Gerry Butler)

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