Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 1st January 2020

One adult winter Little Gull was at Islandavanna this afternoon with a flock of 7,000 Golden Plover on the mudflats. (John N Murphy)
One Green Sandpiper and one Common Sandpiper were at the Quay in Clarecastle. (JNM)
One Buzzard was at Fenloe Lake with another black morph bird near Clooney, Quin. (JNM)

Sunday 29th December 2019

Six Snow Bunting were close to Loop Head Lighthouse.(Sean Doherty)

Saturday 28th December 2019

The Spotted Redshank was still at Ballyallia Lake.(Páidí Cullinan)

Friday 27th December 2019

Two Green Sandpiper were north-east of O’Brien’s Bridge along the canal.(Paul Troake)

Thursday 26th December 2019

A flock of 28 Snow Bunting were at Doughmore Strand.(John Collins)

Wednesday 25th December 2019

Five Snow Bunting, six Black-throated Diver, 94 Common Scoter and a Brent Goose(white band with inscription C on right leg and red band with inscription 4 on left leg) were at the Rine, Ballyvaughan.(Páidí Cullinan)
Twenty one Common Scoter and 10 Black-throated Diver were off Coolshiva Pier.(PC)
Two Long-tailed Duck, eight drake Scaup and one female were at Ardclooney.(Paul Troake)

Tuesday 24th December 2019

There was one Spotted Redshank and two Ruff at Ballyallia Lake. (Paidi Cullinan)
Three Buzzards and a flock of 70 Greylag Geese were st Applewood, Ballycar. (John N Murphy)

Saturday 21st December 2019

Saturday 21st December 2019

Common Sandpiper John N Murphy

The drake American Wigeon was still at the flooded fields near Kells today along with 100 Whooper Swans. (Barry Howell)
One first-winter Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay. (John N Murphy)
Two Buzzards were beside the M20 between Crusheen and the Co. Galway border (Tom Tarpey).

Friday 20th December 2019

Friday 20th December 2019

American Wigeon at Lough George John N Murphy

A drake American Wigeon was in flooded fields near Kells between Lough George and Lough Cullaun, Corofin this afternoon. (John N Murphy & Austin Cooney) There were also 70 Whooper Swans in this area.
A Buzzard was at Setright’s Tavern.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Wednesday 18th December 2019

Wednesday 18th December 2019

Whimbrel at the Flaggy Shore Páidí Cullinan

One adult Iceland Gull was at St.Josephs Terrace,Clarecastle. (John N Murphy & Austin Cooney)
A Whimbrel and two Long-tailed Duck were at the Flaggy Shore.(Páidí Cullinan)

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