Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Tuesday 14th January 2020

A flock of 15 White-fronted Geese were at Tullagher Bog with one male Hen Harrier near Tullabrack. (John N Murphy)


Sunday 12th January 2020

Sixty five Whooper Swan were in the usual field at Ballygireen.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Seventeen Whooper Swan were at the Drumcliffe end of Ballyallia Lake.(N & TL)


Friday 10th January 2020

A Waxwing was found on a road in the Westbury housing estate, Parteen (Judy O’Connor). The bird was taken to the Animal Magic rescue facility in Kilmallock for rehabilitation (Denis McCarthy).


Thursday 9th January 2020

Twenty seven Whooper Swan were at Lake Atedaun.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Six Jay were at Lees Road Wood.(N & TL)


Monday 6th January 2020

One Green Sandpiper was at Ballycorrick Bridge, with another at Clarecastle Quay along with one Common Sandpiper. (Finbar McGabhann)
One immature/female Hen Harrier and two Ruff were at the Drumcliff end of Ballyallia Lake today. (Donncha Ó Catháin)


Sunday 5th January 2020

Two male Blackcaps were at Applewood, Ballycar. (John N Murphy)
There were 26 White-fronted Geese at Tubber. (Paidi Cullinan)


Saturday 4th January 2020

Highlights between Aughinish Island and Coolsiva Pier today were; one adult drake Surf Scoter, 11 Black-throated Divers, 21 Long-tailed Ducks, one adult Mediterranean Gull and the white Curlew at Bishop’s Quarter. (John N Murphy & Finbar MacGabhann)
A female Marsh Harrier was at Ballyallia Lake.(Páidí Cullinan, JNM & FMacG)
The Spotted Redshank, two Ruff and two Greenshank were at the flooded fields between Ballyallia Lake and Lough Erinagh, with two male Peregrine at Drumcliff. (JNM & FMacG)
One Marsh Harrier, one immature/female Hen Harrier and an immature Merlin were at Islandavanna late this evening. (JNM & FMacG)
There were six White-fronted Geese near Tubber. (JNM & FMacG)


Friday 3rd January 2020

The drake American Wigeon was at Lough Atedaun this afternoon. (John N Murphy)
One Spotted Redshank and two Ruff were on flood planes between Drumcliff and Lough Erinagh. (JNM)
There were ten Greenland White-fronted Geese and a Merlin near Tubber. (JNM)
Two Buzzards and two Jay were at Dromore Lake. (JNM)
A flock of 70 Gadwall and 72 Tufted Duck were at Lough Inchiquin. (JNM)
Two Goldeneye, 45 Tufted Duck and a male Blackcap was at Lough Gash. (JNM)
One male Blackcap was at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus. (JNM)
A flock of 195 Barnacle Geese were at Mutton Island. (Donncha Ó Catháin)
One immature Merlin was at Fin Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.(DOC)


Thursday 2nd January 2020

There were three Tree Sparrows at Seafield, Quilty today. (John N Murphy, Paidi Cullinan and Finbar MacGabhann)
A flock of 12 Pink-footed Geese were at Tullagher Bog. (FMacG, JNM & PC)
Five Snow Bunting, one 2CY Iceland Gull and five Snow Bunting were at Loop Head.(PC, FMacG & JNM)
There were four Hen Harriers west of Kilkee. (Dixie Collins, FMacG, JNM & PC)
A flock of 70 Barnacle Geese were on Mutton Island with five Red-throated Divers at Quilty. (JNM, PC & FMacG)
There were 70 Common Scoter at Liscannor Bay. (JNM, FMacG & PC)
A drake Surf Scoter and one Black-thirsted Diver were at Ballyvaughan Bay. (Dick Coombes)


Wednesday 1st January 2020

One adult winter Little Gull was at Islandavanna this afternoon with a flock of 7,000 Golden Plover on the mudflats. (John N Murphy)
One Green Sandpiper and one Common Sandpiper were at the Quay in Clarecastle. (JNM)
One Buzzard was at Fenloe Lake with another black morph bird near Clooney, Quin. (JNM)


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