Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 30th January 2021

The two Pink-footed Geese were still at Lough Murree and six Mediterranean Gulls were at Corronroo. (Paidi Cullinan)

Friday 29th January 2021

Friday 29th January 2021

One of the two Pink-footed Geese at Lough Murree John N Murphy

One immature Goosander and 16 Mediterranean Gulls were at Corranroo.(John N Murphy)
Two Pink-footed Geese and 114 Brent Geese were at Lough Murree.(JNM)
Between Finvarra Point and Aughinish Island there were 24 Black-throated Diver, six Red-throated Diver, 65 Great Northern Divers, 43 Black Guillemot, 28 Long-tailed Duck, 25 Red-breasted Mergansers, an additional 80 Brent Geese, six Guillemots, 30 Razorbills and one adult Mediterranean Gull.(JNM)
A small flock of 14 Yellowhammer were at Tubber.(JNM)
One Marsh Harrier was see in the Tubber area.(Jason Horner)
Two Jay were close to the Tulla Road roundabout in Ennis.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A flock of 28 Whooper Swans were at Tubber with no sign of the White-fronted Geese. (JNM)

Thursday 28th January 2021

Thursday 28th January 2021

A drake Greater Scaup with a drake Tufted Duck at Ballycar Lough John N Murphy

A Spotted Redshank was among a flock of 160 Black-tailed Godwits at Lake Atedaun.(John N Murphy)
An adult Mediterranean Gull was at New Quay and 38 Common Scoter were at Coolshiva Pier.(Páidí Cullinan)
One drake Greater Scaup was with a flock of 22 Tufted Ducks at Ballycar Lough. (JNM)
One Buzzard was at Killula with another near Barefield. (JNM)
There were 18 Whooper Swans at Kells and a flock of 26 at Tubber. (JNM)

Wednesday 27th January 2021

A Kingfisher was at Islandavanna.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Twenty eight Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe.(N & TL)

Saturday 23rd January 2021

There were 24 Whooper Swan at Drumcliffe.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A Buzzard was at the Killaloe Road, O’Brien’s Bridge.(Tom Tarpey)

Friday 22nd January 2021

A drake Lesser Scaup was at Ardclooney along with 7 Greater Scaup, 360 Tufted Duck, 18 Pochard,16 Goldeneye and a Green Sandpiper.(John N Murphy) This was the 3rd County record of this rare North American duck.
Two immature Goosanders were also at Ardclooney. (Dave Lyons, Aine Lynch & JNM)
A female Marsh Harrier was at Lough Inchiquin.(Jeff Copner)
One male Brambling was near Kilbane, Broadford this afternoon. (JNM)
One drake Tufted Tuck was at Ardclooney wearing a nasal saddle, pale blue colour with black letter/number FJ3. (JNM) We received details of this bird, it was caught and ringed (EC109985) as 2 year old plus adult male, on 15th January 2020 at Saint Philbert-de-Grand Lieu, south west of Nantes, France.
Four Buzzards were at Doon Lake, Broadford. (JNM)


Thursday 21st January 2021

Two Buzzards were feeding in a field near Bunratty. (John N Murphy)

Wednesday 20th January 2021

One Buzzard was at Cratloekeel. (John N Murphy)

Monday 18th January 2021

One Barn Owl was at Applewood, Ballycar this evening. (John N Murphy)

Sunday 17th January 2021

One Buzzard was near Danganella, Cooraclare. (Iomhar Daly)

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