Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 21st December 2011

Wednesday 21st December 2011

Meadow Pipit © John N Murphy

The female Marsh Harrier was at Lough Muchanagh.
There was one Peregrine and 1,000 Lapwings at Tool’s Lough.
Eight Goldeneye were at Lough Cullaun.
Four Woodcock were near Ruan Village.
The immature colour wing-tagged Hen Harrier was back at Drumcliff, Ballyallia Lake along with one Little Egret and 49 Whooper Swans.
One male Blackcap was at Applewood, Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
One female Blackcap was at Oak Park, Ennis.

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Monday 19th December 2011

Two Kingfishers were at O Briens Bridge.
A small group of 13 Goldeneye and five Whooper Swans were at the Moys, Killaloe.
There were 100 Pochard were at Ardclooney.

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Sunday 18th December 2011

There were 30 Black-throated Divers, one first-winter Little Gull and two Long-tailed Ducks off Finvarra Point.
One female Eider, 12 long-tailed Ducks and one Purple Sandpiper was on the Flaggy Shore.
A flock of 36 Whoopers Swans, 42 Greylag Geese, two water rails and 28 Curlew were at Ballycar Lough.
One Crossbill was seen over a garden in Darragh.
One inland record of a Great Northern Diver at Lough Bunny.

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Saturday 17th December 2011

Saturday 17th December 2011

Male Crossbill, Moanreel © Jeff Copner

The Marsh Harrier, one Hen Harrier and 40 White-fronted Geese were at Lough Muchanagh.
There were 14 Crossbill in Barrys Orchard, Moanreel
There were 80 Black-tailed Godwits and 300 Golden Plover at Lough Atedaun.
One Barn Ow was near Darragh.
Another Barn Owl was at Barefield.
Nine Goldeneye were at Lough Cullaun.
Two Woodcock were at Rath Lake.

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Friday 16th December 2011

One Dipper was on the side of the motorway at Cratloekeel.

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Thursday 15th December 2011

One Black Redstart was at Cregg Beach, Lahinch.

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Wednesday 14th December 2011

A Barn Owl was flushed from an old outhouse near Kilkee.

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Sunday 11th December 2011

The female Marsh Harrier was at Tool’s Lough.
There were seven Great Northern Divers, 30 plus Brent Geese and 200 Common Scoter at Doorus Pier on the Clare/Galway border.
Over 200 Brent Geese were in a field near Finvarra Point.
Seven Purple Sandpipers and five Great Northern Divers were at the Flaggy Shore.
One Merlin was at Applewood, Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

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Thursday 8th December 2011

There were five Yellowhammers at Mullaghmore.
One Peregrine was at Lough Atedaun.
One Little Egret was at Drumcliff, Ballyallia along with 22 Whooper Swans.
There were three Woodcock at Rath, Corofin.

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Tuesday 6th December 2011

The female Marsh Harrier was seen hunting at Tool’s Lough again today.
One juvenile Hen Harrier wearing wing tags (orange on left, green on right) was seen hunting around Ballyallia Lake along with one Peregrine, two Little Egrets, 19 Whooper Swans and 30 Pintail.

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