Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 7th December 2022

Wednesday 7th December 2022

Immature male Snow Bunting at Loop Head John N Murphy

There were 16 Snow Buntings at the Eire sign at Loop Head Lighthouse along with 40 Song Thrushes around the headland and a male Bullfinch at Kilbaha. (John N Murphy)
One Buzzard was at Killimer. (JNM)
Four Jay were in Kilrush Wood. (JNM)
There were 200 Barnacle Geese on Mattle Island and one Kingfisher at Doonbeg.(John Collins)
One Buzzard was at Carnelly Woods this evening. (JNM)


Tuesday 6th December 2022

Tuesday 6th December 2022

Buzzard at Moyasta John N Murphy

There was one Merlin, one Buzzard, one Black Guillemot, 60 Brent Geese and 400 Golden Plover at Poulnasherry Bay this morning. (John N Murphy)
One Buzzard was at Tullycrine.(JNM)


Monday 5th December 2022

There were two Spotted Redshank, two Mediterranean Gulls and a Merlin at Corraunroo Bay.(Jeff Copner)
At Ardclooney there were four Pochard, six Greater Scaup, 12 Goldeneye and 400 Tufted Duck. (John N Murphy)


Sunday 4th December 2022

There were four Grey Phalarope at Clahane.(Nick Larter)
One Buzzard was at Cratloe.(James Organ)
One Buzzard was at Dysart. (JO)
One Buzzard was at Barefield. (Iomhar Daly)
One Buzzard was at Applewood, Ballycar. (John N Murphy)
Two male and a female Blackcap were at Loughville.(Dixie Collins)


Saturday 3rd December 2022

Saturday 3rd  December 2022

Grey Phalarope at Clahane James Organ

Two Black Redstart were along Kilkee Cliffs, west of the Pollock Holes.(Féaron Cassidy)
There was one Grey Phalarope, 13 Purple Sandpiper and a Kingfisher at Clahane.(Geoff Pearson, James Organ)
An Iceland Gull was at the outer Shannon Estuary.(John & Dixie Collins)


Friday 2nd December 2022

Friday 2nd December 2022

Great Spotted Woodpecker at Tulla John N Murphy

There was an adult male Great Spotted Woodpecker at Maryfort, Tulla this morning. (John N Murphy)
There were 29 Whooper Swans, 30 Greylag Geese and a Little Egret in the fields at Moynoe, Scarriff this afternoon. (JNM)
There were 12 Whooper Swan close to Skehanagh Roundabout south of Ennis.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Thursday 1st December 2022

There were nine Grey Phalarope at Clahane.(Geoff Pearson, Sally O’Meara)


Tuesday 29th November 2020

Thirteen Snow Bunting were at Loop Head.(Christian Nunes)
Six Grey Phalarope were at Clahane.(Geoff Pearson)
An Iceland Gull was also at Clahane.(Jeff Copner)
A Merlin was at Islandavanna.(Cathal Forkan)
A male Blackcap was at Dromore,(GP) and another at Stonehall.(Phil Brennan)


Monday 28th November 2022

Twelve Grey Phalarope were at Clahane.(Jeff Copner)


Sunday 27th November 2022

An adult Kittiwake was at Killaloe (Tom Tarpey).


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