Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Two Manx Shearwaters were off Ross, Loop Head.(John N Murphy)
A Carrion Crow was within a flock of 26 Hooded Crows in fields opposite Illaunonearaun and two Barnacle Geese were at Moveen.(JNM)
The four Ring-necked Duck are still at Kilkee Reservoir.(JNM)
One Merlin was at Cross village. (JNM)
A female Marsh Harrier was at Doora this evening.(Cliff Baxter)

Tuesday 20th February 2024

One Snow Bunting was at the tip of Loop Head.(John N. Murphy, Tom Tarpey)
A Siberian Chiffchaff and Common Chiffchaff were in Kilbaha.(JNM,TT)
A Barn Owl was at the Rocky Road, Ennis.(James Organ)

Monday 19 February 2024

The four Ring-necked Ducks were still at Kilkee Reservoir. (Geoff Pearson)
There were 130 Purple Sandpiper, 200 Sanderling and 600 Dunlin at Seafield, Quilty.(John N. Murphy)
Eight Tree Sparrow, 14 Rock Dove and 18 Brent Geese were near Seafield.(JNM)
Two White-tailed Eagles were still at Lough Muckanagh. (Maura Crowe)
Another White-tailed Eagle was at Lisheen Cross.(Chris Cullen)
Six Buzzards were just east of Darragh. (Finbar MacGabhainn)
One Buzzard was near Connolly. (JNM)
A flock of 400 Golden Plover were at Ross, Loop Head. (GP)

Sunday 18th February 2024

There were three Brambling at Applewood, Ballycar this morning (two males & one immature). (John N Murphy)
Two Chiffchaff were at Kilbaha. (Chris Cullen)
The Green-winged Teal was still at Bellharbour.(Nick Larter)
Two White-tailed Eagles were at Lough Muckanagh. (Maura Crowe)

Saturday 17th February 2024

Saturday 17th February 2024

Brambling at Ballycar John N Murphy

The two Brambling were still at Applewood, Ballycar this morning. (John N Murphy)
A male Merlin flew past Club Bridge, Ennis this morning.(Cliff Baxter)
A Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming at Clarisford Park, Killaloe.(Joy Coote)

Friday 16th February 2024

Friday 16th February 2024

This male Brambling was caught and ringed at Ballycar John N Murphy

One male Snow Bunting was at Loop Head.(James Hayes)
Four Ring-necked Duck, (two male and two female) were at Kilkee Reservoir. (JH)
There were 80 Purple Sandpiper and six Chough at Seafield, Quilty. (JH)
The drake Green-winged Teal is still present at Bell Harbour. (Paidí Cullinan, Geoff Pearson)
Two Brambling were still at Applewood, Ballycar.(John N Murphy)
The Greater Scaup is still present at Ballyallia Lake. (Finbarr McGowan)

Thursday 15th February 2024

Two Brambling were at Applewood, Ballycar.(John N. Murphy)
A Short-eared Owl was at Shannon Airport Lagoon. (Phil Brennan)
One Green-Winged Teal was at Bell Harbour. (Jeff Copner & James Hayes).
Eight Mediterranean Gull were at Corronroo.

Wednesday 14th February 2024

A Common Sandpiper was at Inismurry Quay. (Paidí Cullinan)
Another Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay. (John N Murphy)

Tuesday 13th February 2024

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen in a garden in Parteen (Tiernan Downes).

Monday 12th February 2024

A female Hen Harrier was at Goleen today. (John N Murphy).
Three Puffin and one Manx Shearwater flew past Ross. (JNM)
A Great Spotted Woodpecker was at Knockjames, Tulla.(Nick Clayson)

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