Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 4th February 2018

Sunday 4th February 2018

Drake Goosander ©Tom Tarpey

Two drake Goosanders were on the Shannon upstream of St. Thomas’s Island (Tom Tarpey).
A flock of over 400 Barnacle Geese were in a field near Killard graveyard.(Dixie Collins)


Friday 2nd February 2018

Friday 2nd February 2018

This small short-tailed & short winged Common Sandpiper has been over-wintering at Clarecastle Quay for the past four years John N Murphy

There was one Green Sandpiper, three Common Sandpipers and a Chiffchaff at Clarecastle Quay today. (John N Murphy)


Thursday 1st February 2018

Five Ruff, two male Brambling and 19 Whooper Swan were at Ballyallia Lake.(Páidí Cullinan, Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Wednesday 31st January 2018

Three Green Sandpiper and a Common Sandpiper were at Clarecastle Pier (Páidí Cullinan)


Monday 29th January 2018

A female Marsh Harrier, a male Peregrine, a Spotted Redshank and 11 Whooper Swan were at Ballyallia Lake.(Nuala and Tom Lynch, Páidí Cullinan)
Two Spotted Redshank and three adult Mediterranean Gull were at Corraunroo.(Paul Troake)
There were four Glaucous Gulls feeding on a dead whale carcass at Liscannor. (Geoff Pearson)
Seven Black-throated Diver, 65 Great Northern Diver, 17 Common Scoter and two Sandwich Tern were at Bishops Quarter.(PT)
A Whimbrel was at the Rine.(PT)


Sunday 28th January 2018

Sunday 28th January 2018

Glaucous and Great Black-backed Gulls feeding on a dead Risso’s Dolphin Nick Larter

One Little Auk was found dead today on a footpath along the Strand Line, Kilkee. (John N Murphy)
One first-winter Glaucous Gull, one second-winter Iceland Gull, one Jack Snipe, 250 Golden Plover and 15 Purple Sandpipers were at the Bridges Of Ross. (JNM)
There was one first-winter Iceland Gull at Quilty. (JNM)
Two second-winter Glaucous Gulls were at Liscannor. (Nick Larter)
One Merlin was at Loop Head while a flock of 150 Snipe were in Kilbaha Harbour. (JNM)


Saturday 27th January 2018

A Snow Bunting was at the Martello Tower, Aughinish.(Paul Troake)
Over 60 Purple Sandpiper were seen at the Branch outing to Seafield, Quilty.(Austin Cooney, Tom Lynch et al)


Friday 26th January 2018

Friday 26th January 2018

Buzzard near Tarmon Gerry Slattery

One Buzzard was near Tarmon on the Clare/Galway Border. (Gerry Slattery)
One 2CY Iceland Gull was at the Killimer Ferry Terminal.(Alex Ash)
Eighteen Yellowhammer were at Tubber and 12 more were at Boston.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Thursday 25th January 2018

There were 25 Tufted Duck and a drake Greater Scaup at Lough Gash.(Paidi Cullinan)
Ten Crossbill were at Cratloe Woods.(PC)
One male Hen Harrier was at Islandavanna.(PC)
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Pier.(PC)
A Long-eared Owl was at Lees Road at 8.30pm. (Adrian Glasgow)


Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Twenty Whooper Swan were at the Drumcliffe end of Ballyallia Lake.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A Buzzard was in the Tulla area.(Cliff Baxter)


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