Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 22nd March 2019

Two Short-eared Owl and six Greater Scaup were at Islandavanna this evening.(Páidí Cullinan)


Thursday 21st March 2019

A Wheatear was at George’s Head, Kilkee.(Elaine Keegan)
A Tree Sparrow was Doonbeg Golf Club.(EK)
Three Sand Martin were at Our Lady’s, Gort Road, Ennis.(Chris Cullen)
A Chiffchaff was singing at Killene Lough this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)


Wednesday 20th March 2019

Two drake Surf Scoter, 14 Common Scoter and 36 Black-throated Diver were off Coolshiva Pier.(Páidí Cullinan)


Tuesday 19th March 2019

A Marsh Harrier and 69 Whooper Swan were at Islandmcgrath this evening.(Páidí Cullinan)
The Ring-necked Duck was back at Ballyallia.(PC)
Two Great Skua, three Puffins and around 40 Manx Shearwater were seen 5-10km off the west Clare coast between Hags Head and Loop Head from the RV Celtic Voyager.(Niall Keogh)


Monday 18th March 2019

Two Cattle Egret were roosting on a tree on Ennis side of Skehanagh Roundabout.(Páidí Cullinan)
Fifty three Barnacle Geese were at Mutton Island with 16 more at Farrihy(PC)
Twenty two Purple Sandpiper were at Seafield, Quilty and four more at Doughmore Bay.(PC)
A Barn Owl was dead on the motorway east of Ennis(PC)


Sunday 17th March 2019

Nine Purple Sandpiper were at Kilkee.(Dixie Collins)
A Barn Owl was at Bella, Carrigaholt.(DC)


Saturday 16th March 2019

The Ring-necked Duck was at Lake Girroga, Ennis.(Páidí Cullinan)


Thursday 14th March 2019

Sixty Purple Sandpiper were at Seafield, Quilty and 45 Barnacle Geese were at nearby Mutton Island.(Jeff Copner)


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)


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