Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

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)


Friday 4th January 2019

Friday 4th January 2019

Canada Goose and greylag Goose at Ballyallia Lake John N Murphy

One Ruff and a Canada Goose was at Ballyallia Lake. (John N Murphy)


Thursday 3rd January 2019

Two Cattle Egrets were with three Little Egrets in the field outside Ennis,on the Quin Road near the M18 this evening. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
A female Marsh Harrier and the drake Ring-necked Duck were at Ballyallial Lake. (FMacG)
The drake Surf Scoter, one Jack Snipeand four Black-throated Divers were off Bishpo’s Quarter Beach. (Sean Pierce)
Six Black-throated Divers were off the Flaggy Shore along with two Long-tailed Duck with another two Long-tailed Ducks off Aughinish. (Paidi Cullinan)


Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Drake Ring-necked Duck at Ballyallia Lake John N Murphy

A drake Ring-necked Duck and seven Shelduck were at Ballyallia early this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan & John N Murphy)
The immature White-tailed Eagle was between Lough Atedaun and Lough George this afternoon with 47 Greylag Geese, 30 Whooper Swans, 500 Golden Plover, 80 Black-tailed Godwits and 20 Dunlin. (JNM)
A female Hen Harrier and 11 Yellowhammers were near Tubber. (JNM)
One Buzzard was at Carnelly Woods, Clarecastle, with a second bird at Lough O Grady and a third near Spancilhill. (JNM)
Two Great Northern Divers were at Ardclooney near Lough Derg with six Goldeneye and one Kingfisher. (JNM)
There were 64 Greylag Geese at Ballycar Lough. (JNM)


Tuesday 1st January 2019

One Cattle Egret was at Bell Harbour. (Pat Lonergan)
One immature White-tailed Eagle was at Lough Atedaun today. (Geoff Pearson).
The drake Surf Scoter was at the Rine. (PL)
There were 73 Whooper Swan at Ballyallia Lake this evening.(Finbar MacGabhann, Nuala & Tom Lynch)


Friday 28th December 2018

A Merlin was at the Flaggy Shore.(Cathal Forkan)


Thursday December 27th 2018

A White-tailed Eagle was at Corofin(Chris Cullen)
A Short-eared Owl was at Lisheen Bog.(Dixie Collins)


Monday 24th December 2018

A Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Ruff and 11 Redshank were at Ballyallia(Paidi Cullinan)
Thirty Whooper were at Farrihy.(Dixie Collins)


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