Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Monday 10th March 2019

Monday 10th March 2019

Barn Owl near Killula this morning John N Murphy

One Barn Owl the worse for ware was on post in a field near Killula, Newmarket-on-Fergus this morning. The bird was probably affected over the last few nights by the heavy rain and strong winds making it hard to catch prey and probably waterlogged as well. (John N Murphy)
There was one Buzzard at Applewood, Ballycar and another at Bunratty early this morning. (JNM)

Saturday 9th March 2019

The Ring-necked Duck was at Ballyallia this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)

Friday 8th March 2019

There were eight Buzzards, two Red Grouse and six Crossbills between Tuamgraney and Broadford today. (John N Murphy & John Collins)

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Two Buzzards were soaring over Tuamgraney at lunchtime today. (John N Murphy)

Monday 4th March 2019

Four Sand Martin were at Drehednagower, Ennis.This is the first report of the species in the county this year.(Michael McMahon)
Two Cattle Egrets were with three Little Egrets at the Killow East Roundabout outside Clarecastle this evening. (John N Murphy & John Collins)

Thursday 28th February 2019

Two Jay were at Ballyallia this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)

Tuesday 26th February 2019

The Ring-necked Duck and two Ruff were at Ballyallia.(Páidí Cullinan, Nuala and Tom Lynch and Chris Cullen)

Saturday 23rd February 2019

A male Peregrine was at Dunkerrin Point and around 700 Golden Plover were on Clonderlaw Bay during the Clare Branch outing today.(Nuala and Tom Lynch et al)

Thursday 21st February 2019

Thursday 21st February 2019

Peregrine Falcon on the Cathedral in Ennis John Kelly Clare Champion

The drake Ringed-necked Duck was still at Ballyallia today.(Páidí Cullinan)
A 2CY female Peregrine has been seen in O’Connell Street, Ennis over the past few days.(John Kelly)

Tuesday 19th February 2019

The drake Ring-necked Duck and Spotted Redshank were still at Ballyallia. (John N Murphy)
One Red Grouse was at Slieve Bearnagh early this morning.(JNM)
Eight Greenshank were at Lough Errinagh, Ennis.(Páidí Cullinan)

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