Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Monday 4th December 2023

A Siberian Chiffchaff was at Shannon Airport Lagoon.(John N. Murphy)
A Buzzard was at Smithstown, Shannon with another bird near Ballycasey and a third at Bunratty.(JNM)

Sunday 3rd December 2023

A Barn Owl was at Lisheen Bog at dusk.(Dixie Collins)

Saturday 2nd December 2023

Two drake and one Hen Ring-necked Duck were at Kilkee Reservoir.(John N. Murphy)
A Long-tailed Duck was at Poulnasherry Bay.(JNM)
Two Manx Shearwater and two Red-throated Diver were at the Bridges of Ross this morning.(Chris Cullen)
Three hundred and fifty Golden Plover were at Ross Bay.(CC)
Four Chiffchaff were at Kilbaha, two of which showed characteristics of tristis, along with one Woodcock.(CC)
Twenty three Common Scoter were at Rinevella.(CC)

Thursday 30th November 2023

One Waxwing was showing well, feeding on Cotoneaster, near Circle K Service Station, Ennistymon.(Dixie Collins)

Wednesday 29th November 2023

Wednesday 29th November 2023

Waxwing at Ennistymon Jeff Copner

Two Waxwing were at Ennistymon.(Dave McNamara & Jeff Copner)
The Smew was still at Ardclooney. (Luke Costelloe and Davey Farrar).
Also at Ardclooney were a pair of Ring-necked Duck, two Pochard, three Greater Scaup, 400 Tufted Duck and a Jay.(John N. Murphy, DF & LC)
Two Pink-footed Geese were at Fenloe Lake. (Per Irish Birding)
One Jay was at Kilkishen.(JNM)
Nine Whooper Swan were at Lough Atedaun.(Pius Murray)
Over 500 Sanderling and 500 plus Dunlin were at Quilty.(JC)
Thirteen juvenile Scoter and four Chough were at Clohanahinchy.(JC)

Tuesday 28th November 2023

Two Waxwings were at Ennistymon. (Dave McNamara)
A red-head Smew was at Ardclooney.(Davey Farrar)
Eleven Long-tailed Duck, 90 Great Northern Diver, one Black-throated Diver, 220 Dunlin, 14 Grey Plover and one Merlin were seen from the Martello Tower, Aughinish.(Paul Troake)
There were 750 Shag at Deer Island.(PT)
A Long-eared Owl flew across the road at Tulla GAA pitch.(James Organ)
A male Blackcap was at Oak Park, Ennis.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Monday 27th November 2023

The Swallow was still at Clahane.(Geoff Pearson)

Sunday 26th November 2023

A Goshawk was at Spancilhill.(Jason Horner)
A Swallow was at Clahane.(Nick Larter, Geoff Pearson)
A Short-eared Owl was at Moyasta.(Sean and Peter Whelan)
Sixteen Purple Sandpiper and a Whimbrel were at Clahane.(GP)

Saturday 25th November 2023

One Short-eared Owl, one immature Long-tailed Duck, 218 Shelduck, one Black Guillemot, 60 Brent Geese, 45 Little Egrets and 12 Great Northern Diver were at Poulnasherry Bay.(John N.Murphy)
At Loop Head there was one Buzzard and one Merlin. (JNM)
Five Purple Sandpiper were at Clahane.(Geoff Pearson)

Friday 24th November 2023

Two White-tailed Eagles were still at Lough Muckanagh today. (Maura Crowe)

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