Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 6th May 2012

A short-eared Owl was seen standing on a fence post just outside Moyasta.
There were five Tree Sparrows at Finvarra village.

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Saturday 5th May 2012

Saturday 5th May 2012

Fourth year male White-tailed Eagle at Mountshannon ©Tom Tarpey

The young pair of White-tailed Eagles nesting at Mountshannon have continued to show great dedication to incubation duties, with both birds sharing the task and maintaining round the clock cover at the nest. The pair, a three year old female(green tag) and a four year old male(red tag), are exceptionally young breeders.
Two Swifts and two Whimbrel were seen at Mountshannon on the White-tailed Eagle nest watch.


Fourth year male White-tailed Eagle ©Tom Tarpey

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Thursday 3rd May 2012

Along with the two White-tailed Sea Eagles at Mount Shannon there were several Swifts along with small but regular flocks of Whimbrel flying north, one Common Sandpiper at the pier and a Mediterranean Gull mobbing Common Terns.

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Tuesday 1st May 2012

There was one Common Sandpiper, two White Wagtails and 60 Whimbrel at Clahane.
A flock of 12 Crossbills were at Gortcoirce.

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Monday 30th April 2012

We are delighted to announce today that a pair of WHITE-TAILED EAGLES have nested on Bushy Island Lough Derg. These birds and another pair have been on Lough Derg for well over a year now. The birds have been monitored for the past month where both the female and male bird have been incubating eggs. It has been over 110 years since this species last nested in Ireland and these two birds from the re-introduced population in Kerry are the first to successfully nest in Ireland. We do ask that people going to view the birds do not go near the island in boats or pleasure craft as the birds might abandon the eggs at this early stage. Best viewing is from Mount Shannon Pier where wardens will be on hand to show you the birds through a telescope.
One Long-eared Owl was at Darragh.

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Saturday 28th April 2012

A Peregrine, Raven and five singing Blackcap were at Lees Road Wood

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Friday 27th April 2012

One Glaucous Gull and 30 Golden Plover were at Loop Head.
A Common Sandpiper and 20 Whimbrel were at Mountshannon Bay.
A flock of 30 Whooper Swans were late stayers at Ogonnelloe.

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Tuesday 24th April 2012

One adult Iceland Gull and one first-winter Glaucous Gull were at Lough Donnell.
There were 20 Whimbrel and six White Wagtails at Seafield.
One Crossbill, a Raven and two Jays were at Gortcoirce, Dysert.
One Peregrine was at Drumcliff.

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Monday 23rd April 2012

One Buzzard was back at Lough Derg today near Mount Shannon.
A flock of 30 Whimbrel were near O’Brien’s Bridge, Lahinch Marsh, Liscannor.
Three Whimbrel were on the Golf Course in Kilkee.
Two Blackcaps were singing at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

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Sunday 20th April 2012

A Todd’s Canada Goose was at the Post Office Field, Ennis.
There were three Little Egrets, 250 Black-tailed Godwits, eight Gadwall, two Teal and two Water Rails at the Shannon Airport Lagoon.
Two Gadwall and three Blackcaps were at Lough Gash.

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