Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 21st January 2018

One Chiffchaff was at Applewood, Ballycar this morning. (John N Murphy)

Saturday 20th January 2018

One first-winter Iceland Gull was at Ballyallia Lake today. (Patrick Veale & Myles Carey)
Six Goldeneye were at Lough Inchicronan. (Paidi Cullinan)

Friday 19th January 2018

The female Marsh Harrier and around 50 Pintail Duck were at Ballyallia Lake.(Paidi Cullinan)

Thursday 18th January 2018

The Black Redstart was at Our Lady’s Hospital.(Chris Cullen, Páidí Cullinan, Nuala Lynch)
There were 25 Goldeneye at Rosroe Lake with another 15 at nearby Fenloe Lough and two Pochard.(David Lyons)

Wednesday 17th January 2018

One adult Iceland Gull, one first-winter Glaucous Gull, one Tree Sparrow and 30 Purple Sandpipers were between Quilty and Seafield, with one adult Ring-billed Gull at nearby Clonahinchy. (Paidi Cullinan)
One first-winter Glaucous Gull and one first-winter and one second-winter Iceland Gulls were at Carrowmore Point. (PC)
One first-winter Glaucous Gull and two first-winter Iceland Gulls were at Doonbeg along with 300 Barnacle Geese and one Peregrine (PC), with one adult Iceland Gull at nearby White Strand.
There were 13 Greenland White-fronted Geese at Tullagher Bog. (PC)
There were ten Bramblings at the Bishops House in Ennis. (Dave McNamara)
One male Blackcap and a Little Egret were at Knox’s Bridge, Ennis. (DMcN)

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Second-winter Med Gull wearing colour ring Green RUOL John N Murphy

The colour ringed second-winter Mediterranean Gull was still at the Flaggy Shore this afternoon along with one Sandwich Tern. (John N Murphy)
There was a flock of 90 Brent Geese at Lough Murree and one colour ringed Oystercatcher (Right Leg White with black letters JA, Left Leg Orange over Green).(JNM)

Monday 15th January 2018

The female Marsh Harrier was at Lough Erinagh and flew on to Ballyallia.(Tom Lynch)
Twelve Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe.(TL)
A Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Pier.(Páidí Cullinan)

Sunday 14th January 2018

The female Marsh Harrier was still at Ballyallia Lake today (Páidí Cullinan), along with two Ruff. (Dixie Collins & PC)
One Common Sandpiper was at Kilmurry Quay, Kildysert. (Chris Cullen)

Saturday 13th January 2018

Saturday 13th January 2018

Female Ring-necked Duck with drake Tufties at Termon Lough John N Murphy

One female Ring-necked Duck was at the south-west corner of Termon Lough at the Clare/Galway border. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
One adult drake Surf Scoter was at Bishop’s Quarter (JNM & FMacG), along with 26 Common Scoter, 11 Black-throated Divers, five Long-tailed Duck and the albino Curlew.
One Adult female Marsh Harrier, one male Hen Harrier and one female Marsh Harrier were near Lough Muckanagh. (FMacG & JNM)
Another female Marsh Harrier was seen north of Ballymaley flying towards Dromore Nature Reserve this evening. (JNM & FMacG)
Two Sandwich Terns were along the Flaggy Shore, with one all white albino Linnet within a flock of 80 Linnets near Lough Murree.(FMacG & JNM)
A Continental Cormorant, a Goosander and 125 Greylag Geese were at St. Thomas’s Island, Parteen (Tom Tarpey).
An adult Yellow-legged Gull was st College View Drive, Athlunkard (TT)
There were 11 Little Egrets, seven Woodcock and a Peregrine at the Falls, Ennistymon this evening. (Dave McNamara)
A flock of ten Yellowhammers were near a Tubber. (FMacG & JNM)
Eight Crossbills were at Slieve Elva. (JNM & FMacG).
One adult Sandwich Tern, adult and one first-winter Mediterranean Gulls were at Corronroo. (JNM & FMacG)

Wednesday 10th January 2018

There were 52 Purple Sandpiper at Seafield, Quilty.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
One male Blackcap was at Oak Park, Ennis.(NL & TL)

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