Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Tuesday 19th November 2019

Two Swallows were still at Ballyallia Lake along with a male Peregrine. Five Whooper Swan were at the Drumcliffe end.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Monday 18th November 2019

Monday 18th November 2019

This dark Buzzard was at Fenloe Lake this morning John N Murphy

Two late Swallows were at Ballyallia Lake along with 15 Gadwall and 36 Shoveller.(Ray Glynn, Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A dark plumaged Buzzard was at Fenloe Lake. (John N Murphy)


Sunday 17th November 2019

A Marsh Harrier was at Bunratty this afternoon and five Greenshank were a good inland record for Ballycar Lough. (John N Murphy)
One Short-eared Owl was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon. (Donncha Ó Catháin)


Friday 15th November 2019

Friday 15th November 2019

Firecrest at Kilbaha Cottage John N Murphy

One Firecrest was in the garden at Kilbaha Cottage today (John N Murphy)( 6th County record), along with one Chiffchaff and a female Hen Harrier hunting the Bog Road.
One female Hen Harrier was at Tullagher Bog early this afternoon. (JNM)


Thursday 14th November 2019

Thursday 14th November 2019

Merlin on the Bog Road, Loop Head John N Murphy

At Tullagher Bog today there were 12 Pink-footed Geese, 15 White-fronted Geese and 22 Whooper Swans. (John N Murphy & Elaine Keegan)
At Loop Head there was one Merlin and a Great Northern Diver. (JNM)
Three Brent Geese were on the beach at Kilkee. (JNM)


Tuesday 12th November 2019

There were two very late Swallows at Ballyallia Lske this evening. (John N Murphy)
At the Shannon Airport Lagoon there was one male Merlin and 58 Gadwall. (JNM)
A Buzzard was at Lissycasey.(Bernard Crowley)
A Barn Owl was north of Cree village.(Sean Keane)
A flock of 77 Whooper Swans were at Ballygireen, Newmarket-on-Fergus. (JNM)


Monday 11th November 2019

One Osprey was at Lough Derg today. (Bruce Carrig)


Saturday 9th November 2019

Saturday 9th November 2019

Immature Linnet at Loop Head feeding on the last few blackberries John N Murphy

At Loop Head today there was a immature Willow Warbler at the Bog Road while at the Fodry there was one Merlin and a Buzzard. (John N Murphy)
One Buzzard was at Newmarket-on-Fergus Village (JNM) with another Buzzard was at Hurler’s Cross, Shannon (Tom Tarpey).


Friday 8th November 2019

A drake Ring-necked Duck, two Ruff and a Swallow were at Ballyallia. (Mikey Hoit)
Four Purple Sandpiper were at Clonahinchy and one was at Seafield.(Jeff Copner)


Thursday 7th November 2019

One Buzzard was at Crusheen (Tom Tarpey), with another at Ardnacrusha. (John N Murphy)


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