Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 12th March 2022

The Drake American Wigeon and a drake Ring-necked Duck were at Ballyallia Lake.(Denis O’Sullivan)


Friday 11th March 2022

The drake American Wigeon was on the north side of Ballyallia Lake this morning near the river outlet. (Mike Sylvia)


Thursday 10th March 2022

Thursday 10th March 2022

One of the large flock of Twite near Moveen John N Murphy

There was a flock of 45 Twite flying between Illaunonearaun and the coast fields at Moveen and Castle Point. (John N Murphy)
One Jack Snipe was at Lisdoonvarna. (Jan Biemans)
There were 87 Whooper Swans at Ballygireen. (JNM)


Wednesday 9th March 2022

A Short-eared Owl was at Lisdoonvarna. (Jan Biemans)
One Merlin and one male Peregrine were at Moneypoint this morning.(John N Murphy)
One Chiffchaff was at Killimer.(JNM)


Tuesday 8th March 2022

Tuesday 8th March 2022

Iceland Gull at Farrihy John N Murphy

One 2CY Iceland Gull and 130 Golden Plover were at Farrihy with another 260 Golden Plover at Moveen. (JNM)
There were three Buzzards at Ballykett, Kilrush.(JNM)
The Common Sandpiper was still at the Quay in Clarecastle. (JNM)


Monday 7th March 2022

The Cackling Goose was still at Killard, Doonbeg along with 778 Barnacle Geese. (Mike Sylvia)
There were 186 Golden Plover and one Black-tailed Godwit at the Plover Fields, Loop Head with another 200 Golden Plover near Cross.(John N Murphy)
One Merlin was hunting fields near Castle Point, Kilkee.(JNM)
A pair of Buzzard were holding territory at Ballygriffey.(Dixie Collins)
One Long-eared Owl was picked up dead on a roadside near Ennis. (per John Collins)
There were 42 Shelduck at Bell Harbour.(Jan Biemans)
There were 36 Whooper Swans at Moynoe, Scarriff. (Brendan Cooney)


Sunday 6th March 2022

Sunday 6th March 2022

Glaucous Gull at Aughinish Jeff Copner

One 2CY Glaucous Gull and seven Long-tailed Ducks were off Aughinish Island. (Jeff Copner)
Two Spotted Redshanks were at Corronroo Bay. (JC)
There were 60 Whooper Swans at Lough Atedaun along with another 48 in the Tubber area. (James Organ)


Saturday 5th March 2022

Saturday 5th March 2022

A Siberian Chiffchaff in Ennis Barry Howell

One Siberian Chiffchaff was at Willow Park, Ennis. (Barry Howell)
A pair of Buzzard were holding territory outside Shannon. (John N Murphy)
One Merlin was at the Caher Valley with a Peregrine nearby. (Jan Biemans)
There were nine Woodcock near Lisheen Cross. (Chris & Tristan Cullen)


Thursday 3rd March 2022

One 2CY Glaucous Gull was at Killimer. (John Collins)
The Swallow was back at Seafield Beach again today. (Jan Biemans)
One Buzzard was at Crusheen.(JNM)


Tuesday 1st March 2022

Tuesday 1st March 2022

A female Great Spotted Woodpecker at Parteen John N Murphy

One Great White Egret was at Scarriff Bay, Lough Derg. (John N Murphy & Noreen Lynch)
Two Great Spotted Woodpeckers and two Buzzards were at Parteen. (JNM & NoL)
One Marsh Harrier was at Lough Atedaun. (James Organ)
There were 26 Whooper Swans and one Buzzard at Moynoe, Scarriff. (JNM & NoL)


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