Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

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)

Sunday 4th November 2018

One Short-eared Owl was at Lisheen Bog. (Dixie Collins)
One Short-eared Owl was at Fenloe Lake. (John N Murphy)
One Buzzard, a female Hen Harrier, 15 Little Egrets and a Jack Snipe were at Lahinch Marsh. (Dave McNamara)
One Merlin was at Addroon Bridge, Ruan. (Cliff Baxter)

Saturday 3rd November 2018

One female Hen Harrier was at Bella Cross. (Tony Mee)
One female Hen Harrier was at Lough Atedaun. (Nuala & Tom Lynch)
One Peregrine was at Ballyallia Lake. (NL & TL)
One Buzzard was near Bunratty. (John N Murphy)
Seventeen Purple Sandpiper were at Kilkee. (Eanna O Flynn)
Two Chiffchaff were in Kilbaha. (TM)

Friday 2nd November 2018

One Green Sandpiper was at Lough O Grady. (John N Murphy)
Three Jay were at Bodyke with another at Applewood, Ballycar. (JNM)
One Buzzard was near Kilkishen along with 46 Greylag Geese near Cullaunysheeda Lake.(JNM)

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