Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 18th January 2019

Friday 18th January 2019

One of the two Snow Buntings at the top of Slieve Bearnagh John N Murphy

The White-tailed Eagle and 34 Greylag Geese were at Lake Atedaun this afternoon.(Nuala & Tom Lynch, Eamon Twomey)
Two Snow Buntings were at Slieve Bearnagh. (John N Murphy)
Sixteen Whooper Swan, 66 Gadwall and a Jay were at Lake Inchiquin.(NL & TL)
Eleven Yellowhammer were at Rinnamona. (NL & TL)
Two Jay were at Lees Road Wood.(NL & TL)
A Black-headed Gull with a light green band J72Y on its left and metal ring on its right leg was at the Post Office Field, Ennis.(Páidí Cullinan). This bird was ringed in Trondheim, Norway in August 2018.

Thursday 17th January 2019

One Snow Bunting was at Slieve Bearnagh.(John Collins)

Wednesday 16th January 2019

One Buzzard and 331 Tufted Duck were at Ardclooney. (John N Murphy)
There were 84 Greylag Geese at Clonea Lough,Kilkishen. (JNM)

Sunday 13th January 2019

Two Woodcock were at Corkscrew Hill this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)

Saturday 12th January 2019

Saturday 12th January 2019

Hen Harrier near Kilkee John N Murphy

One 2CY Iceland Gull was at Kilbaha with an adult Iceland Gull at Kilcredaun Beach. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
One adult male Hen Harrier was at Doonbeg along with one Merlin. (FMacG & JNM)
One female Hen Harrier and a Merlin were west of Kilkee. (JNM & FMacG)
A female Hen Harrier, a Peregrine and 15 Little Egret were at Ballyallia. (John Collins)
Ten Yellowhammer were at Tubber.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Sixty Golden Plover were at Lake Atedaun. (NL & TL)

Friday 11th January 2019

A Merlin and a Short-eared Owl were west of Kilkee.(Dixie Collins)

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Three adult Mediterranean Gull and a 3CY bird along with two Spotted Redshank were at Corraunroo.(Páidí Cullinan)
A second leucistic Curlew was at Pouleenacona. This bird has been visiting this site for over eight years now.(PC)
Six Yellowhammer were at Tubber.(PC)
Two Whooper Swan were sitting on the sea east of Black Head.(Niall Keogh)

Tuesday 8th January 2019

Two Buzzards were feeding on worms in a field between Hurlers Cross and Bunratty.(John N Murphy)

Monday 7th January 2019

The White-tailed Eagle was at Ballyallia this afternoon.(Nuala & Tom Lynch)
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay. (John N Murphy)
There were 122 Whooper Swans at Ballygireen, Newmarket-on-Fergus. (JNM)

Saturday 5th January 2019

Saturday 5th January 2019

Adult Forster’s Tern in Galway Bay John N Murphy

The adult Forster’s Tern was flying between Traught Beach, Doorus Pier and the Aughinish Island waters on the Clare Galway border this morning with three Sandwich Terns. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
The adult drake Surf Scoter was at Coolsiva Pier with 50 Common Scoter. (FMacG & JNM)
There were six Long-tailed Duck, four Black-throated Diver and one adult Med Gull at Aughinish Island. (JNM & FMacG)
There were 13 Mediterranean Gulls and a Spotted Redshank at Corronroo Bay. (FMacG & JNM)
Ten Black-throated Divers, four Sandwich Terns and three Long-tailed Ducks were at Bishop’s Quarter, Ballyvaughan Bay. (JNM & FMacG)
Three Chough were at Fanore. (FMacG & JNM)
One Long-eared Owl and a Woodcock were at Clifton Hill, Crofin. (JNM & FMacG)
One Buzzard was at Bell Harbour.(Galway lads)

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