Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 27th November 2001

At Black Head this morning there was one Leach’s Petrel, a first-winter Iceland Gull close in along the shore, 275 auks, 180 Kittiwakes and 100 Gannets.
The leucistic Great Northern Diver was also back on the sea at Black Head.

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Saturday 26th November 2011

The Pink-footed Goose was still at Lough Muckanagh along with 41 White-fronted Geese, 80 Greylag Geese, one male Hen Harrier and six Goldeneye.

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Friday 25th November 2011

At the Bridges of Ross today there was 3,700 Kittiwakes, 3,400 Gannets, 2,200 Auks, 1,000 Fulmars, 28 Great Skuas, five Pomarine Skuas, ten Manx Shearwaters, seven Sooty Shearwaters, three Great Northern Divers, four Grey Phalaropes and a Common Scoter.
Twelve Purple Sandpipers were at Ross Bay.
One Merlin, 45 Curlew and 17 Purple Sandpipers were at Clahane.

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Thursday 24th November 2011

The Pink-footed Goose was still at Lough Muchanagh along with one male Hen Harrier, and six Goldeneye.
One Peregrine and two Ravens were at Clahane.

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Tuesday 22nd November 2011

The female Marsh Harrier was seen hunting around Lough Atedaun this afternoon (Brian Finnegan).

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Monday 21st November 2011

The Pink-footed Goose was at Lough Muckanagh along with 72 Greylag Geese.
Nine Whooper Swans, 260 Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing and 50 Wigeon were at Tool’s Lough.
There were two Black-throated Divers, 42 Great Northern Divers and nine Long-tailed Ducks off Aughinish Island.
One Kingfisher was at Inch Bridge.
A flock of 30 Black-tailed Godwits were at Lough Atedaun.

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Sunday 20th November 2011

The female Marsh Harrier was back at Tool’s Lough again this afternoon along with 200 Golden Plovers.
The Pink-footed Goose and 70 Greylag Geese were in a field near Lough Muckanagh.
One Whimbrel, four Purple Sandpipers, 30 Common Scoters and a Chough were on the Flaggy Shore.
A flock of 11 Whooper Swans were on Ballyvelaghan Lough.
Two Merlin and three Tree Sparrows were at Loop Head.
Two Little Egrets and 97 Shoveler were at Ballyallia Lake.
One male Blackcap was caught and ringed at Applewood, Ballycar.

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Saturday 19th November 2011

One Pink-footed Goose, 70 Greylag Geese, two Water Rails and one immature Hen Harrier were at Lough Muckanagh this evening.
A flock of 100 Barnacle Geese and two Ravens were on Mutton Island.
One Curlew Sandpiper, a Merlin, six Great Northern Divers and 26 Purple Sandpipers were a Seafield, Quilty.
A flock of 120 Common Scoter and six Red-throated Divers were at Lahinch.
Nine Woodcock were at Clifden Hill, Corofin.
One Barn Owl was at Moinanna Bridge between Inagh and Ennistymon.

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Friday 18th November 2011

One Wheatear and a Whimbrel were at the Flaggy Shore this evening.
A flock of 50 Brent Geese were Querrin Pier at low tide today.

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Thursday 17th November 2011

Thursday 17th November 2011

Pink-footed Goose with Greylag Geese © Dave McNamara

The female Marsh Harrier was at Lough Muckanagh along with the Pink-footed Goose, 22 White-fronted Geese and 72 Greylag Geese.

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