Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 21st March 2020

Saturday 21st March 2020

A wet male Wheatear at Loop Head John N Murphy

One 2CY Ring-billed Gull was at Seafield, Quilty. (John N Murphy)
There were two male Wheatears at Loop Head Lighthouse with another at Castle Point Kilkee, one male at Seafield Quilty and one male at Clahane Liscannor. (JNM)
Two 2CY Iceland Gulls were at Moveen. (JNM)
At least 12 Tree Sparrows were in fields, south of Seafield, Quilty. (JNM)
A flock of 120 Golden Plover were at Loop Head, another 110 were near Moveen with 200 on the rocks at Clahane. (JNM)
There were 90 Common Scoter at Liscannor Bay and 23 Red-throated Divers. (JNM)

Friday 20th March 2020

The drake Ring-necked Duck was still in the south east corner of Ballyallia Lake. (John N Murphy)
One Chiffchaff was at Ballycar. (JNM)
There were 114 Whooper Swans at Ballygireen, Newmarket-on-Fergus. (JNM)

Thursday 19th March 2020

A Jack Snipe was at the back of Ballymaley Business Park.(Páidí Cullinan)
A drake Pochard was at Lake Girroga.(PC)
Fourteen Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe.(Tom Lynch)
Two Sand Martin and two Little Egret were at St. Thomas’s Island, Parteen.(Tom Tarpey)

Wednesday 18th March 2020

A drake Ring-necked Duck was at Ballyallia.(Páidí Cullinan)
Three Sandmartin were at Lough Gash. (John N Murphy)
One Long-eared Owl was at Barefield. (Iomhar Daly)
Twenty two Purple Sandpiper and 320 Sanderling were at Seafield, Quilty.(Jeff Copner)
Two hundred and fifty Barnacle Geese were at Mutton Island and Quilty.(Nuala Shanahan)

Saturday 14th March 2020

A Buzzard was at Gillogue (Tom Tarpey).

Friday 13th March 2020

There were three Buzzards at Ballyallia Lake. (David Lyons)

Thursday 12th March 2020

The Long-eared Owl was at Lees Road Wood.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Wednesday 11th March 2020

A Long-eared Owl was at Lees Road Wood again tonight.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Tuesday 10th March 2020

Two Long-tailed Duck were at Ardclooney.(John N. Murphy)
A Merlin was at Addroon Bridge.(Cliff Baxter)
A Long-eared Owl was at Lees Road Wood.(Adrian Glasgow)

Sunday 8th March 2020

Twelve Yellowhammer were at Tubber.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Six Yellowhammer were at Coolorta(N & TL)
Eleven Whooper Swan were At Drumcliffe.(N & TL)

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