Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Thursday 1st February 2024

One female Marsh Harrier, one drake Greater Scaup and 62 Pintail were the highlights at Ballyallia Lake this afternoon. (John N Murphy & Rob Vaughan)
Two White-tailed Eagles were near Lough Muckanagh. (Maura Crowe)


Tuesday 30th January 2024

There Cackling Goose , 350 Barnacle Geese and a Peregrine were on Mutton Island. (Geoff Pearson)
Two Tree Sparrow and two Raven were at Seafield.(GP)


Monday 29th January 2024

Monday 29th January 2024

Female Marsh Harrier at Ballyallia Lake John N Murphy

A female Marsh Harrier was at Drumcliffe.(John N Murphy)
One Buzzard was at Clonmoney, with another at Ballynahinch/Bridget’s Lough and a third bird near the Cross at Tulla. (JNM)
Another Buzzard was at Ennistymon.(Dixie Collins)


Sunday 28th January 2024

A Pink-footed Goose was at Applewood, Ballycar.(John N. Murphy)


Saturday 27th January 2024

There were 44 Purple Sandpiper, 35 Brent Goose and four Chough at Seafield, 280 Barnacle Goose on Mutton Island and 21 Whooper Swan at Lough Donnell, during a well attended Clare Branch outing.(Nuala and Tom Lynch, Sean Whelan, Dixie Collins, Ray Glynn, Ian Garry et al)
The Richardson’s Cackling Goose had moved with the flock of Barnacle Geese to Killard near Doonbeg.(Chris Cullen)
A male Crossbill was at Tullagower, Kilrush.(James Organ)
One adult male Merlin was at Goleen with another near Bishops Island, Kilkee and a third bird outside Kilkee. (JO)


Friday 26th January 2024

A Richardson’s Cackling Goose was with 45 Barnacle Geese at Goleen.(John N Murphy)
Two Little Auks, one Manx Shearwaters, one Red-throated Diver, one Great Northern were off the Bridges of Ross. (John N Murphy & Geoff Pearson)
A Black Redstart was at Kilkee.(JNM)
A Stock Dove was at Dromoland.(JNM)
A drake and female Ring-necked Duck were at Kilkee Resevoir.(GP)
One Buzzard was at Kilbaha with another at Darragh.(JNM)
Two Jay were at Ballybeg Woods.(James Organ)


Thursday 25th January 2024

There were 32 Greenland White-fronted Goose, 38 Greylag Goose, 44 Whooper Swan, a Buzzard and two Great Northern Diver were at Lough Muckanagh.(Jeff Copner)


Wednesday 24th January 2024

A Great Northern Diver was at Lough Muckanagh.(James Organ)
A Buzzard and seven Yellowhammer were at Kilkeedy.(JO)


Monday 22nd January 2024

One drake Green-winged Teal and 70 Shelduck were at Belharbour.(Paul Troake)
At the Bridges of Ross between 10.00-14.00 there were 3000 Kittiwake per hour, one Sooty Shearwater, one Manx Shearwater and one Blue Fulmar.(Geoff Pearson)


Sunday 21st January 2024

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was at Knockjames,Tulla.(Nick Clayson)


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