Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Thursday 8th December 2011

There were five Yellowhammers at Mullaghmore.
One Peregrine was at Lough Atedaun.
One Little Egret was at Drumcliff, Ballyallia along with 22 Whooper Swans.
There were three Woodcock at Rath, Corofin.

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Tuesday 6th December 2011

The female Marsh Harrier was seen hunting at Tool’s Lough again today.
One juvenile Hen Harrier wearing wing tags (orange on left, green on right) was seen hunting around Ballyallia Lake along with one Peregrine, two Little Egrets, 19 Whooper Swans and 30 Pintail.

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Monday 5th December 2011

A flock of 12 Greylag Geese and one Water Rail were at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

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Sunday 4th December 2011

The female Marsh Harrier was seen hunting arounds Tool’s Lough.
One Barn Owl was in Crusheen village.
A flock of 25 Whooper Swans were at Drumcliff, Ballyallia Lake.

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Saturday 3rd December 2011

The female Marsh Harrier and seven Goldeneye were at Cullaun Lough, the Burren.
The Pink-footed Goose,19 White-fronted Geese, 74 Greylag Geese and four Goldeneye were at loch Muchanagh.
At the Birdwatch Ireland outing to Ballyallia Lake this morning there were ten Pintail, 17 Gadwall, 70 Shoveler and a family party of five Whooper Swan.
One male Blackcap was at a garden in Sixmilebridge.

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Friday 2nd December 2011

One male Blackcap was at Applewood, Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

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Thursday 1st December 2011

The female Marsh Harrier was back at Lough Muckanagh this afternoon along with 31 White-fronted Geese, the Pink-footed Goose and 60 Greylag Geese.
One Little Egret was at Drumcliff, Ballyallia Lake.

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Wednesday 30th November 2011

Wednesday 30th November 2011

Whimbrel on the Flaggy Shore © John N Murphy

Four Black-throated Divers, one adult Sandwich Tern, 200 Dunlin, 40 Bar-tailed Godwits and 60 Brent Geese were in Ballyvaughan Bay.
The Pink-footed Goose and 74 Greylag Geese were at Lough Muchanagh.
One Whimbrel was still feeding along the Flaggy Shore.
Two Little Egrets, 40 Brent Geese and 30 Wigeon were at Lough Murree.
A flock of 200 Teal, 30 Wigeon, 25 Shellduck and 60 Redshank were at Bell Harbour.
One male Hen Harrier and 300 Golden Plover were at Tool’s Lough.
Ten Whooper Swans were at Burrin lake.
Two Chiffchaffs were at the Ailwee Caves.
A female Blackcap was at Oak Park Ennis this morning.
One Woodcock was at Roxton, Corofin.
There were 300 Golden Plover at Moveen, Kilkee.

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Tuesday 29th November 2011

Tuesday 29th November 2011

Colour ringed Brent Goose at Ballyvaughan © Barry Howell

A Jay was at Lees Road Wood this evening.

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Monday 28th November 2011

One Chiffchaff was at Applewood, Ballycar.

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