Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 16th February 2019

Saturday 16th February 2019

Drake Ring-necked Duck back at Ballyallia Lake John N Murphy

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was at Lakeside Campsite, Mountshannon this afternoon. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
The drake Ring-necked Duck returned to Ballyallia Lake this morning, along with one Spotted Redshank. (Paidi Cullinan, JNM & FMacG)
One Green Sandpiper was at Latoon Bridge.(JNM)


Friday 15th February 2019

The drake American Wigeon was at Ballyallia this morning.(Stan Nugent)


Thursday 14th February 2019

A drake American Wigeon was at Ballyallia this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan and Tom Lynch)


Sunday 10th February 2019

The 2CY drake American Wigeon was still at Lough Atedaun this morning. (Paidi Cullinan & Jeff Copner)


Saturday 9th February 2019

Saturday 9th February 2019

Record shot of the American Wigeon at Lough Atedaun at the top of the shot John N Murphy

One drake American Wigeon was at Lough Atedaun this afternoon.(John N Murphy, Austin Cooney & Finbarr MacGabhann). This is the 7th county record of this rare north American duck to Clare.
There were two drake Surf Scoters off Coolsiva Pier in north Clare today (JNM, FMacG & AC), along with two Sandwich Terns, two Whimbrel at the Flaggy Shore, 14 Black-throared Divers, 80 Great Northern Divers, four Long-tailed Ducks and 45 Common Scoter.
Two Buzzards were near Tubber. (AC, FMacG & JNM).


Thursday 7th February 2019

A female Hen Harrier was at Lahinch Marsh this morning.(Jeff Copner)


Tuesday 5th February 2019

A Ruff and 12 Whooper Swan were at Ballyallia this evening.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Monday 3rd February 2019

One Great Egret was at Bunratty this morning. (John N Murphy)
A Ruff was at Ballyallia this afternoon(Páidí Cullinan)


Saturday 2nd February 2019

Saturday 2nd February 2019

This 2CY Glaucous Gull was at Quilty John N Murphy

There was one Pink-footed Goose within the flock of 17 White-fronted Geese at Tullagher Bog. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
Two Tree Sparrows were at Doonbeg. (FMacG & JNM)
There were 250 Barnacle Geese on Mutton Island with one 2CY Glaucous Gull at nearby Quilty Beach and a Peregrine. (JNM & FMaG)
Three Greater Scaup were at Clonderlaw Bay with hundreds of Teal and Gulls. (FMacG & JNM)
One Kingfisher and a Dipper were in the harbour at Kilrush Creek. (JNM & FMacG)


Friday 1st February 2019

Friday 1st February 2019

Two Cattle Egrets outside Clarecastle John N Murphy

One distant female Marsh Harrier west of the Shannon Airport Lagoon near Rineanna Point going north up the Fergus Estuary. (John N Murphy)
Two Cattle Egrets and two Little Egrets were in fields adjacent to the Killow East Roundabout. (JNM)
There was one female Hen Harrier, one Buzzard and eight Goldeneye at Lough Muckanagh in the Burren. (Finbarr MacGabhann)
Ten Yellowhammers were near Tubber. (FMacG)


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