Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 7th August 2011

The American Golden Plover was still at Doonbeg Bay this morning (Jeff Copner).

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Friday 5th August 2011

Friday 5th August 2011

American Golden Plover at Doonbeg © John N Murphy

There was a summer plumaged American Golden Plover at Doonbeg Bay this afternoon (John N Murphy, Finbarr MacGabhann, Clodagh Glasgow, Maeve Meehan & Dave McNamara). Also at Doonbeg were one Common Sandpiper, seven Greenshank, three Sanderling and two Tree Sparrows.
Off the tip of Loop Head today were one Pomarine Skua, one Bonxie and one Sooty Shearwater.
A Blue Fulmar was off the Bridges of Ross.
One Tree Sparrow was in Kilbaha.
One male Hen Harrier was at Doonbeg Golf Course.
One Barn Owl was at an undisclosed site in West Clare.

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Wednesday 3rd August 2011

There were 11 Crossbills at Gort Coirce.

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Monday 1st August 2011

There were two Crossbills at Gort Corca, Corofin.
Another Crossbill flew over Roxton , Corofin.

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Friday 29th July 2011

There were 16 Little Egrets, 500 Black-tailed Godwits, 100 Redshank, ten Dunlin, eight Oystercatchers and two Water Rails at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening.
A Grasshopper Warbler and a Raven were at Ballyogan Beg north of Ruan.

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Thursday 28th July 2011

One WHITE-TAILED EAGLE was near Mount Shannon (Jamie Durrant).
Eight Little Egrets, 500 Black-tailed Godwits and two Water Rails were at Shannon Airport Lagoon.

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Wednesday 27th July 2011

There were three Crossbills at Gort Coirce, Corofin.
Another three Crossbills were at Slieve Elva.
Three Common Sandpipers were at Lough Atedaun.

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Friday 22nd July 2011

There were five Crossbills , two Ravens and 20 Lesser Black-backed Gulls at Gort Coirce, Corofin.
Another 36 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were at Lough Atedaun.

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Wednesday 20th July 2011

Two Jay and a Raven were at Ballygriffey.

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Monday 18th July 2011

At the Bridges of Ross today there were two Arctic Skuas, one Bonxie, 11 Sooty Shearwaters, 22,000 Manx Shearwaters, seven Storm Petrels, nine Arctic Terns and eight Puffins.
Two Long-eared Owl was at Bridgetown.
A flock of 60 Curlews were at Applewood, Ballycar.

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