Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 9th November 2019

Saturday 9th November 2019

Immature Linnet at Loop Head feeding on the last few blackberries John N Murphy

At Loop Head today there was a immature Willow Warbler at the Bog Road while at the Fodry there was one Merlin and a Buzzard. (John N Murphy)
One Buzzard was at Newmarket-on-Fergus Village (JNM) with another Buzzard was at Hurler’s Cross, Shannon (Tom Tarpey).

Friday 8th November 2019

A drake Ring-necked Duck, two Ruff and a Swallow were at Ballyallia. (Mikey Hoit)
Four Purple Sandpiper were at Clonahinchy and one was at Seafield.(Jeff Copner)

Thursday 7th November 2019

One Buzzard was at Crusheen (Tom Tarpey), with another at Ardnacrusha. (John N Murphy)

Wednesday 6th November 2019

One immature Marsh Harrier was near Mooghaun, Newmarket-on-Fergus this evening. (John N Murphy)
A drake Ring-necked Duck, two Greater Scaup, 17 Goldeneye, 18 Pochard and 873 Tufted Duck were at Ardclooney Resevoir.(Páidí Cullinan)
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay. (JNM)
There was one Buzzard at Applewood, Ballycar, another at Craggaunowen, two at Rossroe Lake, one at Manusmore and one at Meelick this afternoon. (JNM)
Six Crossbills were near Sarsfields Ride, Meelick. (JNM)

Tuesday 5th November 2019

The Ring-necked Duck and a Jay were also at Ballyallia.(Páidí Cullinan)
The Black-headed Gull with a white darvic ring on left leg with black inscription 29HB was back at Ballyallia for a third year in a row. This bird was ringed as a nestling on the 3rd of June 2014 at Cokes Pit, Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire UK. It also returned to this site on November 5th 2018.(PC)

Monday 4th November 2019

A drake Ringed-necked Duck was at Ballyallia.(Páidí Cullinan)
A first winter Glaucous Gull was at Lahinch.(Jeff Copner)

Sunday 3rd November 2019

A first winter Iceland Gull was Seafield, Quilty.(Jeff Copner)
A female Common Scoter and 17 Whooper Swan were at Farrihy, Cooshean.(Dixie Collins)

Saturday 2nd November 2019

One immature drake Greater Scaup was with 30 Tufted Duck at Lough Gash along with one Chiffchaff. (John N Murphy)
One Wheatear was at Loop Head. (Tony Mee)
One Buzzard was at Applewood, Ballycar. (JNM)

Friday 1st November 2019

One Brambling and two Snow Buntings were at Loop Head. (Tony Mee)

Thursday 31st October 2019

One Snow Bunting was at Loop Head today.(Tony Mee)
There were two Ruff at Ballyallia. (Paidi Cullinan)
Two Buzzards were near Tubber. (PC)

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