Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Monday 3rd February 2019

One Great Egret was at Bunratty this morning. (John N Murphy)
A Ruff was at Ballyallia this afternoon(Páidí Cullinan)

Saturday 2nd February 2019

Saturday 2nd February 2019

This 2CY Glaucous Gull was at Quilty John N Murphy

There was one Pink-footed Goose within the flock of 17 White-fronted Geese at Tullagher Bog. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
Two Tree Sparrows were at Doonbeg. (FMacG & JNM)
There were 250 Barnacle Geese on Mutton Island with one 2CY Glaucous Gull at nearby Quilty Beach and a Peregrine. (JNM & FMaG)
Three Greater Scaup were at Clonderlaw Bay with hundreds of Teal and Gulls. (FMacG & JNM)
One Kingfisher and a Dipper were in the harbour at Kilrush Creek. (JNM & FMacG)

Friday 1st February 2019

Friday 1st February 2019

Two Cattle Egrets outside Clarecastle John N Murphy

One distant female Marsh Harrier west of the Shannon Airport Lagoon near Rineanna Point going north up the Fergus Estuary. (John N Murphy)
Two Cattle Egrets and two Little Egrets were in fields adjacent to the Killow East Roundabout. (JNM)
There was one female Hen Harrier, one Buzzard and eight Goldeneye at Lough Muckanagh in the Burren. (Finbarr MacGabhann)
Ten Yellowhammers were near Tubber. (FMacG)

Wednesday 30th January 2019

A Hen Harrier was in the Tubber area.(Jeff Copner)
Thirty two White-fronted Geese were near Tubber.(JC)

Tuesday 29th January 2019

A Kingfisher was at Lenabeg downstream from Drehednagower, Ennis.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Sunday 27th January 2019

The two Cattle Egrets and two Little Egrets were at the Killow East Roundabout off the M18 today. (Austin Cooney, Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Saturday 26th January 2019

Two Cattle Egrets were at the Killow East Roundabout just off the M18. (Chris Cullen, John N Murphy & Austin Cooney)
At the Branch Outing to Seafield, Quilty there were 32 Purple Sandpipers, 250 Sanderling, 180 Turnstone, 400 Dunlin, three Bar-tailed Godwits, 120 Ringed Plover, 14 Snipe, with 130 Barnacle Geese and a Peregrine on nearby Mutton Island.

Friday 25th January 2019

A drake Surf Scoter, 32 Common Scoter, two Black-throated Diver and a Whimbrel were off Coolshiva Pier,(Jeff Copner)
A 2CY Glaucous Gull was at Ennistymon.(JC)
A Barn Owl was at Carron this morning.(Liz Griffith)
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay. (Finbarr MacGabhann)
There were 11 Goldeneye and one drake Pochard at Fenloe Lake. (FMacG)

Monday 23rd December 2019

One 2CY Iceland Gull was at Cross village this afternoon. (John N Murphy)

Monday 23rd December 2019

A 2CY Iceland Gull was at Cross village today.(John N Murphy)

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