Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 25th February 2012

One first-winter Kumlien’s Iceland Gull and a second first-winter bird were at Gull Island Loop Head today.
Also at Loop Head all the nesting cliff ledges were stacked with Guillemots, Razorbills and kittiwakes.
A flock of 36 White-fronted Geese and 11 Greylag Geese were at Lough Muchanagh.
Eight Little Egrets and 20 Whooper Swans were at Ballyallia Lake.
A group of 31 Brent Geese were at Rinville Bay of which two were wearing colour bands 1.(Left Leg Yellow 7 Right Leg Yellow U ), 2.(Left Leg White L, Right Leg White L).
Seven Crossbills and one Woodcock were at Gortcoirce.
Six Red-throated Divers were at Doughmore Bay.
One Wooodcock was at Roxton, Corofin.
Two Dippers were at Doolin village.

Recent records received from British visiting birders Paul Slade, Paul Ellis and Andrew Tweed for the 25th February were as follows;
Mutton Island off Quilty, c.150 Barnacle Goose and one Peregrine.
Quilty : Two Surf Scoter (one ad drake) 9 Purple Sandpipers, 32 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and four Great-northern Divers.
Lahinch : 5 Gt Northern, 8 Red-Throat, 50 Common Scoter, 2 Raven.
Liscannor : 2 Greenshank
Airladie : 2 imm Iceland Gull offshore
Craggah : 4 imm Iceland Gull offshore
Gleninagh Castle : 41 Black-throated Divers, 17 Gt Northern, 100 Common Scoter.
Ballyvaughan : 31 Red-breasted Merganser and one Greenshank.

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Friday 24th February 2012

One male Blackcap was sining this morning at Applewood, Ballycar.

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Thursday 23rd February 2012

A White-tailed Eagle has been seen on a daily basis at Williamstown, Whitegate over the past few weeks (Kevin Clark).
The Black Swan is still with the Whooper Swans in a field adjacent to the main road half way between Scarriff and Mount Shannon.

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Wednesday 22nd February 2012

The three White-fronted Geese were still at Ballyallia Lake.

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Tuesday 21st February

One second-winter Ring-billed Gull, 110 Brent Geese and 10 Great Northern Divers were on the Flaggy Shore.
Seven Crossbills were at Gortcoirce.
One female Hen Harrier and six Goldeneye were at Lough Muchanagh.
Six Little Egrets were at Drumcliff, Ballyallia Lake.
There were 29 Golden Plover at Lough Gealán.
Eight Ravens were seen over Glasgeivnagh Hill in the Burren.

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Thursday 16th February 2012

The Whimbrel that is over-wintering in North Clare was seen along the Flaggy Shore again today.

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Wednesday 15th February 2012

Wednesday 15th February 2012

Kumlien’s Iceland Gullat Kilbaha © Richard Bonser

At Kilbaha today there was one juvenile Kumlien’s Gull on rocks near Cloghaun Lough.
Also two 1st-winter Mediterranean Gulls.
Near Loop Head Lighthouse there were six Iceland Gulls (one adult, 2 2nd winters, 3 juveniles).
At Rinevella Bay there were four Iceland Gulls (one adult, one 2nd winter, 2 juveniles).

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Tuesday 14th February 2012

Tuesday 14th February 2012

Adult Ring-billed Gull at Lahinch © Richard Bonser

One adult Ring-billed Gull was on the beach at south end of Lahinch (Richard Bonser, Alan Clewes and Oliver Staines).
There was also five Great Northern Divers and 120 Common Scoter on Liscannor Bay.
At Seafield there were 500 Dunlin, 500 Sanderlings over 100 Purple Sandpipers and 15 Bar-tailed Godwits.
On nearby Mutton Island a flock of over 150 Barnacle Geese were seen.

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Wednesday 1st February 2012

A female Marsh Harrier was at Ballycillinan Lough, Dysart (Dave McNamara).

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Tuesday 31st January 2012

One female/immature Marsh Harrier was at Ballyallia Lake (Paul Troake), along with 24 Gadwall, 62 Shoveler, 610 Wigeon, 370 Teal, 60 Pintail, a Black-tailed Godwit, 3 White-fronts and 84 Whooper Swans (including 24 near Drumcliff).

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