Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

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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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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