Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 16th January 2021

Three Buzzard were at the NPWS depot at Dromore Nature Reserve.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Twelve Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe.(N & TL)

One Buzzard was at Tirreen Lough with another near Cragaunowen. (John N Murphy)


Thursday 14th January 2021

Eight Tree Sparrows were at Seafield, Quilty.(JNM)
There were 85 Barnacle Geese in fields west of Clohanes, near Lough Donnell.(JNM)
A flock of 51 Barnacle Geese were in fields north of Killard, Doonbeg.(JNM)
Seven Pink-footed Geese and 500 Golden Plover were at Farrihy Lake.(JNM)
Four Yellowhammer were at Rinnamona and another at Gortlecka.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A family party of four Whooper Swan were at Knockaunroe Turlough.(Nuala & Tom Lynch)


Wednesday 13th January 2021

Wednesday 13th January 2021

Northern Herring Gull at Kilkee John N Murphy

One Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming this morning at Broadford. (Noel Dillon)
One first-winter Northern Herring Gull Larus argentatus argentatus was at Kilkee. (John N Murphy)
There were 45 Whooper Swans at Moynoe, Scarriff this morning. (Brendan Cooney)
Twenty eight Gadwall and 83 Shoveler were at Ballyallia.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Tuesday 12th January 2021

A 2CY male Marsh Harrier was at Tullabrack early this morning. (John N Murphy)
One adult Iceland Gull was at Kilkee.(JNM)
Two Jay were at Lees Road Wood.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Monday 11th January 2020

A Common Sandpiper and 36 Dunlin were at Clarecastle at first light this morning.(JNM)
A male Merlin was at Killow Roundabout, north-west of Clarecastle.(JNM)


Sunday 10th December 2021

There was a 3CY Glaucous Gull, ten Black-throated Divers, seven Long-tailed Duck, one Whimbrel and six Common Scoter between Finvarra Point and the Flaggy Shore this morning, along with two Mediterranean Gulls at Corranroo. (Páidí Cullinan)


Saturday 9th January 2021

Saturday 9th January 2021

Immature Goosander at Lough Graney John N Murphy

There were two Great Spotted Woodpeckers at Parteen. (John N Murphy, Jane & Ger Griffin)
One immature Goosander and two Jay were at Lough Graney. (JNM)
Single Buzzards were at Broadford, Scarriff, Lough Graney, Feakle, Tulla, Kilkishen and Fenloe Lake. (JNM)
Two Blackcaps were in Willow Park, Ennis. (Barry Howell)


Friday 8th January 2021

Friday 8th January 2021

Male Great Spotted Woodpecker Tom Tarpey

A pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers was joined briefly by a third bird near Parteen this morning (Tiernan Downes, Tom Tarpey & Maura Turner).
A drake Ring-necked Duck, a Kingfisher, six Greater Scaup, nine Goldeneye and 25 Pochard were at Ardclooney.(Páidí Cullinan)
One Jack Snipe was at Moneypoint. (John N Murphy)
Two Kingfisher and 12 Goldeneye were at the Rugby Club Killaloe.(PC)
A female Blackcap was at Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis.(PC)
A male Blackcap was at Roslevan, Ennis.(Stan Nugent)
Single Buzzards were at Manusmore, Clarecastle and at Dromoland Castle. (JNM)
Three Jays were at Kilrush Wood. (JNM)


Thursday 7th January 2021

Thursday 7th January 2021

This dark immature Peregrine was hunting Poulnasherry John N Murphy

An extremely dark immature Peregrine was at Poulnasherry Bay.(John N Murphy)
A flock of 86 Great-crested Grebe were at Clonderlaw Bay.(JNM)


Wednesday 6th January 2021

Wednesday 6th January 2021

A female Great Spotted Woodpecker at Parteen John N Murphy

While watching one Great Spotted Woodpecker this morning, a second was heard drumming in the Parteen area.(Tiernan Downes)
A male and female Blackcap are in a garden in Clareabbey.(Ian Garry)
A female Blackcap was at Elm Park, Ennis.(Jim Nolan)
A juvenile Peregrine was at Farrihy.(Jeff Copner)
A Common Sandpiper was at Ardnacrusha.(Tom Tarpey)


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