Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 28th May 2016

Four male Blackcap and a Kestrel were at Williamstown Harbour.
Five Blackcap and a Cuckoo were singing at Gortnascreey, Whitegate. (Nuala and Tom Lynch, Paddy Madden, Tommy Holland et al)
Three Cuckoos were on the Green Road at Abbey Hill.(Tom Murtagh)

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Friday 27th May 2016

Six Chough were at Loop Head.(Aileen Lynch, James Sherwood)

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Thursday 26th May 2016

Over two hundred Puffin were easily counted nesting on the Cliffs of Moher along with thousands of Common Guillemot, Razorbill, Kittiwake, Fulmar and Shag. Nesting Peregrine were also seen. Four Chough were close to the Cliffs of Moher Interpretive Centre.(Nuala, Tom and Aileen Lynch, James Sherwood)
A Yellowhammer was at Coolorta. Two Little Egret were at Knockaunroe Turlough. Six Lapwing were at Lough Muckanagh.(Tom Lynch)

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Wednesday 25th May 2016

A Blackcap was singing at Bank Place, Ennis this afternoon.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Tuesday 24th May 2016

A Grasshopper Warbler, two Curlew, a Whitethroat and a Cuckoo were at Lough Donnell.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Monday 23rd May 2016

Seven Blackcap were singing at Dromore Nature Reserve this afternoon. A Jay was also seen. The woodland was rich in Song Thrush song. A pair of Great-crested Grebe were on Dromore Lake.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A Yellowhammer was at Teaskagh, Carron.(Clodagh Lynch)

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Thursday 19th May 2016

A male Yellowhammer and a male Blackcap were at Mullaghmore.(Nuala and Tom Lynch, Joan Neill)
Two male Blackcap were at the Farm Teashop on the Lough Avalla walk.(Nuala and Tom Lynch, Joan Neill)

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Tuesday 17th May 2016

Six male and two female Yellowhammer were at a private garden in Rinnamona, in the Burren.(Nuala and Tom Lynch, Joan Neill)
A Whooper Swan and male Blackcap were at Lake Atedaun.(Nuala and Tom Lynch, Joan Neill)

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Monday 16th May 2016

A pair of Yellowhammer were at Eanty More, Carron and a female Yellowhammer was close to Poulnabrone. Ten Whitethroat were between the Caherconnell Stone Fort and Eanty More. A Blackcap was singing near the Stone Fort. Four Cuckoo were calling in the area.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Sunday 15th May 2016

Twelve Whitethroat, six Cuckoo, three Little Egret, two Common Sandpiper, two male Blackcap and two Raven were seen at the Branch Dawn Chorus outing to the Burren National Park this morning. Thirty three species seen or heard in total.

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