Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Tuesday 19th July 2022

Tuesday 19th July 2022

Curlews have return to the shore from breeding grounds throughout the county like this juvenile at Killimer today John N Murphy

The Elegant Tern was back at Inisroo again this morning near the Clare/Galway border. (Tom Murtagh)

Monday 18th July 2022

Monday 18th July 2022

Elegant Tern Jeff Copner This is the same bird that was found within a colony of Sandwich Terns a couple of weeks ago at Lady’s Island in Wexford

An Elegant Tern was located within the Sandwich Tern colony at Inishroo, Carronroo Bay on the Clare/Galway border this afternoon. (Sean Holland)
One Carrion Crow was still at Ross, Loop Head. (John N Murphy)

Sunday 17th July 2022

One adult Carrion Crow was at Ross, Loop Head this afternoon and 25,000 Manx Shearwaters (pH) flew west past Ross this evening. (John N Murphy)
There was on adult and three juvenile Long-eared Owls near Mullaghmore, the Burren this evening.(James Organ)
A Barn Owl was at the Gort Road, Ennis.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Saturday 16th July 2022

Over 10,000 Manx Shearwaters (ph) and one Black Guillemot flew west past Ross, Loop Head this evening.(John N Murphy)
Eight Long Eared owl chicks were recorded in the Burren area tonight. Three near Mullaghmore (10:30) and another near Gortlecka. Three more were heard in mixed woodland near Corofin. (James Organ)

Friday 15th July 2022

Two Crossbills were at Ross, Loop Head. (John N Murphy)

Thursday 14th July 2022

The three Eiders were off Cregg Beach Liscannor along with a flock of 49 Sandwich Terns.(James Organ)

Wednesday 13th July 2022

Wednesday 13th July 2022

Juvenile Mediterranean Gull at Clahane John N Murphy

The 2CY Ring-billed Gull, one adult Mediterranean Gull, four juvenile Mediterranean Gulls and a Common Sandpiper were at Liscannor.(JNM)
One juvenile Mediterranean Gull and a Curlew were at Clahane. (JNM & James Organ)

Tuesday 12th July 2022

One Sooty Shearwater was off Clahane Point, at the mouth of Lahinch Bay with four juvenile Mediterranean Gulls at Clahane. (Jeff Copner)
Four Crossbills were near Doo Lough. (John N Murphy)

Monday 11th July 2022

One 2CY Ring-billed Gull and an adult Mediterranean Gull were at Lahinch.(Jeff Copner)
One adult, two 2CY and three juvenile Mediterranean Gulls were at Clahane.(Geoff Pearson)

Sunday 10th July 2022

Three Buzzard were at Mullaghmore.(James Organ)
A Spotted Flycatcher was at Gortlecka Cross.(JO)

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