Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 30th January 2015

One drake SURF SCOTER was off Lahinch (Dave McNamara).
One second-winter Glaucous Gull was at Clahane, Liscannor (Jeff Copner).
Two Buzzards and two Treecreepers were at Ballygriffy Wood. (Cliff Baxter).
A female Hen Harrier, over 900 Wigeon, 358 Teal, 180 Tufted Duck, 160 Coot, 72 Shoveler, 28 Pintail Duck, four Gadwall, five Treecreeper, two Raven, eight Common Gull, 84 Black-headed Gull, three Great-crested Grebe, two Jay, 40 Little Grebe, 117 Lapwing, seven Cormorant, four Grey Heron, a Canada Goose plus a juvenile hybrid Canada Goose x Greylag and a male Stonechat were at Ballyallia this afternoon. ( Nuala and Tom Lynch, Cliff Baxter)

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Thursday 29th January 2015

Thursday 29th January 2015

Common Sandpiper at Clarecastle Quay Barry Howell

One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay. (Barry Howell)
One first-winter male Hen Harrier was at Doonagore Bog (Dave McNamara)
Five Little Egrets and one Woodcock was at the Falls, Ennistymon. (Dave McNamara)
One Peregrine Falcon was at Dromore Nature Reserve. (Cliff Baxter)

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Wednesday 28th January 2015

One male and one female Hen Harrier and 80 Golden Plover were at Doonagore Bog (Dave McNamara).

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Monday 26th January 2105

The Common Buzzard was still at Clooney, Quin this afternoon along with one Treecreeper. (John N Murphy)
There were two Jays at Ballyallia Wood while along the Lakeshore there were 500 Wigeon, 18 Pintail. 300 Teal, 50 Tufted Duck and one Canada Goose and a Canada Goose x Greylag Goose hybrid. (John N Murphy)

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Sunday 25th January 2014

Sunday 25th January 2014

Male Lesser Redpoll at the Shannon Airport Lagoon John N Murphy

The Common Buzzard was back at Clooney, Quin again this morning. (Brendan Cooney, Austin Cooney & John N Murphy)
A flock of 31 Curlew and a Little Egret were in the field at the Drumcliffe end of Ballyallia Lake. Five Whooper Swan flew westwards over the lake. (Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A female Blackcap was at Oak Park, Ennis. (Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A Jay, a flock of over 100 Chaffinch and 6 Mistle Thrush were at Lees Road Wood. (Nuala and Tom Lynch)
There were 280 Dunlin, 279 Knot, 160 Redshank, 130 Lapwing, 28 Shellduck, four Gadwall, ten Shoveler and 50 Teal at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this afternoon. (John N Murphy)
Further up the Shannon Estuary near Saints Island, Inishcullen Hill there were 1,200 Lapwing, 350 Golden Plover, 400 Dunlin, 180 Redshank, 200 Black-tailed Godwits and one Water Rail. (John N Murphy)

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Saturday 24th January 2015

Saturday 24th January  2015

Lesser Yellowlegs at Moyasta John N Murphy


The LESSER YELLOWLEGS was still at Moyasta Creek (Austin Cooney & John N Murphy), along with seven Little Egrets.
A drake GREEN-WINGED TEAL was at Knock, along with one drake Goldeneye, ten Greater Scaup, 35 Shelduck, 90 Teal, 140 Wigeon, 60 Golden Plover and  five Great Northern Divers. (John N Murphy & Austin Cooney)
The drake RING-NECKED DUCK was at Roo Lough. (Dave McNamara & Jeff Copner)
One Spotted Redshank, one adult Mediterranean Gull, 80 Brent Geese and two Little Egrets were at Corronroo Bay. (Dave McNamara)
There were two Little Egrets and two Great Northern Divers near Labasheeda. (John N Murphy & Austin Cooney)
One Little Egret, four Great Northern Divers and two Black Guillemots were near Killimer.(John N Murphy & Austin Cooney)
Five Black Guillemots, five Great Northern Divers and 57 Brent Geease were off Cappa Pier, Kilrush. (John N Murphy & Austin Cooney)
There were 300-400 Fulmars off Baltard, Doonbeg. (John N Murphy & Austin Cooney)
The 16 Tree Sparrows were still east of Doonbeg along with 154 Curlew near the Skivileen River and 100 Golden Plover. (John N Murphy & Austin Cooney)
There were two Crossbills and 80 Siskin at Booltiagh. (John N Murphy & Austin Cooney)
A flock of 70 Dunlin, 55 Lapwing, 20 Ringed Plover, five Redshank, a Grey Plover and a Great Northern Diver were at Liscannor. (Nuala & Tom Lynch et al)
There were six Golden Plover, 15 Redshank, nine Stonechat and two Great Northern Diver were at Clahane. (Nuala & Tom Lynch et al)
Up to 42 Lapwing, 17 Curlew, 12 Wigeon, a Greenshank and a Little Egret were at the Inagh Estuary.(Nuala & Tom Lynch et al at the Clare Branch outing)
Two Woodcock were near Keevagh, Quin. (John N Murphy)
There were nine Goldeneye at Lough Muchanagh, the Burren. (Jeff Copner)
A flock of 46 Whooper Swans were near Lough Cullaun, the Burren, (Jeff Copner)
One male Hen Harrier was at Doonagore Bog.(Jeff Copner)

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Friday 23rd January 2015

The first-winter Ring-billed Gull was still at the Post Office Field, Ennis today. (Barry Howell)
A large flock of 38 Tree Sparrows were in fields mid way between Seafield and Lough Donnell near Quilty.(Jeff Copner)
One male and one female Hen Harrier were at Doonagore Bog. (Dave McNamara)
There were four Black-throated Divers and 25 Skylarks at Finvarra Point. (Dave McNamara)
Six Crossbills were at Slieve Elva. (Dave McNamara)
Nine Little Egrets were at the Falls Hotel, Ennistymon. (Dave McNamara)

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Thursday 22nd January 2015

The first-winter Ring-billed Gull was still in the Post Office Field, Ennis (Barry Howell).
A male Peregrine, 480 Wigeon, 156 Black-headed Gull, 140 Wood Pigeon, 127 Lapwing, 86 Coot, 84 Teal, 75 Little Grebe, 74 Tufted Duck, 37 Shoveler, 10 Cormorant, seven Black-tailed Godwit, four Gadwall, four Great-crested Grebe, two Pintail Duck, two Common Gull and a Treecreeper were at Ballyallia. (Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Wednesday 21st January 2015

One Buzzard was at Clooney Quin. (Austin & Brendan Cooney)
One male Hn Harrier and a Merlin were at Doonagore Bog (Dave McNamara).
Three Crossbills were at Slieve Elva (Dave McNamara).
One Peregrine and a Merlin were at Clahane, Liscannor Bay (Dave McNamara).
Five Jay were at Lees Road Wood (Nuala and Tom Lynch).
There were 44 Whooper Swans at Ballygireen, Newmarket-on-Fergus early this morning (John N Murphy).

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Tuesday 20th January 2015

The drake RING-NECKED DUCK was back at Roo Lough today (Dave McNamara).
The first-winter Ring-billed Gull was in the Post Office Field Ennis along with 74 Black-headed Gull and three Cormorants (Nuala & Tom Lynch).
A female and male Blackcap were at Oak Park Ennis (Nuala & Tom Lynch).

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