Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Monday 19th November 2018

The Turtle Dove was at Ballyallia at midday.(Myles Carey)
The White-tailed Eagle was back at Ballyallia this afternoon.(Chris Cullen, Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Seventeen Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe(N & TL)


Sunday 18th November 2018

Two Buzzards were near Fenloe Lake. (Frank McGeehan)
A Buzzard was at Loop Head. (Nick Larter)


Saturday 17th November 2018

A Turtle Dove was at Ballyallia.(Páidí Cullinan)
An adult male Hen Harrier was at Ballard(Nick Larter)
An adult Mediterranean Gull was Corraunroo and another at Bellharbour(Paul Troake)
A Storm Pertol and nine Common Scoter were of the Rine.(PT)


Friday 16th November 2018

One Barn Owl was at Applewood, Ballycar. (Edel Murphy & John N Murphy)
One Buzzard was near Bunratty. (JNM)


Sunday 11th November 2018

A Short-eared Owl was near Tullagher Bog(Dixie Collins)
Two Buzzard were at Bunratty(Dixie Collins)


Saturday 10th November 2018

Saturday 10th November 2018

This 2nd Calendar year WTE was harassed by Ravens and Hooded Crows at Ballyallia this morning (John N Murphy)

A White-tailed Eagle was at Ballyallia this morning. (Dixie Collins, John Collins, John N. Murphy & Mary Fallon)
One drake Green-winged Teal was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon. (John N Murphy)
A Jay was in a garden at the Cahercalla Road, Ennis. (Paul McKenna)
A Short-eared Owl was near Lisheen Bog.(Dixie Collins)


Thursday 8th November 2018

A White-tailed Eagle without any wing tags and a drake Pochard was at Ballyallia early this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)


Wednesday 7th November 2018

Eight Greenland White-fronted Geese, a Spotted Redshank and 11 Little Egret were at Moyasta.(Páidí Cullinan)
A juvenile Long-tailed Duck and an adult Mediterranean Gull were at Killard Doonbeg.(PC)
A juvenile Hen Harrier and 230 Golden Plover were at Doonbeg.(PC)
A 1CY Mediterranean Gull with silver metal ring on right leg and three Purple Sandpiper were at Clohaninchy.(PC)
A Mediterranean Gull and 42 Purple Sandpiper were at Quilty(Jeff Copner)


Tuesday 6th November 2018

A Short-eared Owl was at Doonbeg Beach(Christy Carroll)


Monday 5th November 2018

Three Mediterranean Gull, two Spotted Redshank,123 Great Northern Diver, two Red-throated Diver and 78 Black Guillemot were at Coraunroo.(Paul Troake)
Black-headed Gull with white darvic ring on left leg with black inscription 29HB back at Ballyallia today. This bird was ringed as a nestling on the 3rd of June 2014 at Cokes Pot, Somerford Keynes, Gloucestershire, UK. Found at Ballyallia on the 3rd of February 2017 and 7th of November 2017. Found 976 days after it was ringed 496km from ringing site-BTO.(Paidi Cullinan)
A Short-eared Owl was at Doonbeg(Elaine Keegan)


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