Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 4th January 2019

Friday 4th January 2019

Canada Goose and greylag Goose at Ballyallia Lake John N Murphy

One Ruff and a Canada Goose was at Ballyallia Lake. (John N Murphy)

Thursday 3rd January 2019

Two Cattle Egrets were with three Little Egrets in the field outside Ennis,on the Quin Road near the M18 this evening. (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhann)
A female Marsh Harrier and the drake Ring-necked Duck were at Ballyallial Lake. (FMacG)
The drake Surf Scoter, one Jack Snipeand four Black-throated Divers were off Bishpo’s Quarter Beach. (Sean Pierce)
Six Black-throated Divers were off the Flaggy Shore along with two Long-tailed Duck with another two Long-tailed Ducks off Aughinish. (Paidi Cullinan)

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Drake Ring-necked Duck at Ballyallia Lake John N Murphy

A drake Ring-necked Duck and seven Shelduck were at Ballyallia early this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan & John N Murphy)
The immature White-tailed Eagle was between Lough Atedaun and Lough George this afternoon with 47 Greylag Geese, 30 Whooper Swans, 500 Golden Plover, 80 Black-tailed Godwits and 20 Dunlin. (JNM)
A female Hen Harrier and 11 Yellowhammers were near Tubber. (JNM)
One Buzzard was at Carnelly Woods, Clarecastle, with a second bird at Lough O Grady and a third near Spancilhill. (JNM)
Two Great Northern Divers were at Ardclooney near Lough Derg with six Goldeneye and one Kingfisher. (JNM)
There were 64 Greylag Geese at Ballycar Lough. (JNM)

Tuesday 1st January 2019

One Cattle Egret was at Bell Harbour. (Pat Lonergan)
One immature White-tailed Eagle was at Lough Atedaun today. (Geoff Pearson).
The drake Surf Scoter was at the Rine. (PL)
There were 73 Whooper Swan at Ballyallia Lake this evening.(Finbar MacGabhann, Nuala & Tom Lynch)

Friday 28th December 2018

A Merlin was at the Flaggy Shore.(Cathal Forkan)

Thursday December 27th 2018

A White-tailed Eagle was at Corofin(Chris Cullen)
A Short-eared Owl was at Lisheen Bog.(Dixie Collins)

Monday 24th December 2018

A Lesser Yellowlegs, 2 Ruff and 11 Redshank were at Ballyallia(Paidi Cullinan)
Thirty Whooper were at Farrihy.(Dixie Collins)

Thursday 20th December 2018

A 3cy male White-tailed Eagle was seen at St Thomas’s Island, Parteen (Maire Lysaght). It has Blue and Orange No.6 wing tags and is from a 2016 nest on the Beara peninsula in Kerry. This is the first sighting outside it’s natal area.

Wednesday 19th December 2018

A ringtail Hen Harrier was at Tubber(Páidí Cullinan)
Thirty five Greylag Geese were at Lake Muckanagh, 30 at Termon and 5 more at Lake Atedaun.(PC)

Wednesday 18th December 2018

The White-tailed Eagle was at Ballyallia this afternoon.(Cliff Baxter)

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