Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 21st May 2021

Friday 21st May 2021

The Smew pair still in mid Clare John N Murphy

The drake and hen Smew were relocated today at a smaller Lough adjacent to the original Lough where they were first located on Wednesday in mid Clare. (John N Murphy)
There were two Arctic Skuas, two Pomarine Skuas and a Bonxie at Black Head early this morning (Paul Troake)
Also one 2CY Iceland Gull was off Coolsiva Pier, along with two Black-throated Divers and 25 Great Northern Divers. (PT)
A pair of Curlew were along the north shore of Poulnasherry Bay and they could be nesting in adjacent land or bog. (JNM)

Wednesday 19th May 2021

Wednesday 19th May 2021

The Smew pair from earlier this morning John N Murphy

A drake and hen Smew were found at a lake in mid Clare this morning. (John N Murphy)
This is an unusual record for summer.

Tuesday 18th May 2021

Tuesday 18th May 2021

One male Cuckoo at Cloonkett John N Murphy

There were eight singing male Cuckoos at Cloonkett today. (John N Murphy)
One Reed Warbler was singing at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening with a pair of Gadwall in the reeds. (JNM)

Saturday 15th May 2021

A Great Spotted Woodpecker visited a peanut feeder in a garden near Parteen (Tiernan Downes).
An Iceland Gull was at Clahane.(Jeff Copner)

Friday 14th May 2021

A Common Sandpiper was at the Ennistymon Falls.(Jeff Copner)

Sunday 9th May 2021

Three Common Sandpiper were at Knockaunroe Turlough.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Wednesday 5th May 2021

There were 38 Common Terns and eight Arctic Terns at Scarriff Bay, Lough Derg.(John N Murphy)
Four Common Terns wereat Fenloe Lake. (JNM)

Tuesday 4th May 2021

A Swift was at Moanmore this morning.(John N. Murphy)

Saturday 1st May 2021

Seventy Purple Sandpiper were at Clahane.(Jeff Pearson)

Saturday 1st May 2021

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard drumming at Cloongaheen West in the Slieve Barnagh Mountains. Three Cuckoos were also heard in the mountains (Tom Turner).

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