Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 26th January 2020

A Black Redstart and nine Snow Buntings were at Aughinish Martello Tower.(Niall T Keogh)
Three Buzzards,two Peregrine and two Blackcaps were at Applewood,Ballycar.(John N Murphy)
An albino Curlew was at Lough Atedaun. (Tim O Donoghue)


Saturday 25th January 2020

Twelve Purple Sandpiper were seen during the course of the Branch outing to Seafield, Quilty this morning. Also an Oystercatcher wearing white ring PY on right leg and pink/black bands on left leg.This bird was ringed in Iceland in June 2017. It was then an adult bird caught at a nest site.(Nuala and Tom Lynch, Geoff Pearson, Austin Cooney et al)
A Greater Scaup and 72 Pintail Duck were at Ballyallia.(Páidí Cullinan)


Friday 24th January 2020

A Hen Harrier and a Carrion Crow was at Lough Muckanagh.(Cliff Baxter)
Three Snow Buntings were at the Rine, Ballyvaughan. (Sean Pierce)
A Snow Bunting was at Ballyvaughan.(Paul Troake)


Monday 20th January 2020

The 2CY White-tailed Eagle was flying between Ballyallia Lake and Lough Erinagh.(Páidí Cullinan, John N Murphy, Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Twenty six Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe including eight juvenile birds.(PC, N & TL)
A male Blackcap was at Oak Park, Ennis this morning.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Sunday 19th January 2020

There were three Buzzards and three Blackcaps (two male & one female) at Applewood, Ballycar. (John N Murphy)


Saturday 18th January 2020

Saturday 18th January 2020

The second calendar year White-tailed Eagle at Ballyallia Donncha O Cathain)

The 2CY White-tailed Eagle was at Ballyallia Lake again today along with one Merlin, one Peregrine and the Spotted Redshank. (Donnacha O Cathain)


Friday 17th January 2020

The 2CY White-tailed Eagle and two Ruff were at Ballyallia Lake today. (John N Murphy, David Lyons & Mickey Hoit)
Between Coolsiva Pier to Aughinish Island there were: one drake Surf Scoter, 95 Common Scoter, ten Long-tailed Duck, 12 Black-throated Divers, 104 Great Northern Divers, 11 Red-throated Diver, two Whimbrel, four Sandwich Terns and a Merlin. (MH)
One Buzzard was near Cragganaun. (JNM)


Thursday 16th January 2020

An untagged 2cy/3cy White-tailed Eagle was at Ballyallia this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan, Tom Lynch)
Between Finvarra Point and Gleninagh Castle there was one Surf Scoter, 16 Black-throated Divers and three Sandwich Terns. (Sean Pearse)
A flock of 145 Barnacle Geese were outside Doonbeg. (John N Murphy)


Wednesday 15th January 2020

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Dunlin with colour flag on its right leg (C37) at Liscannor Harbour John N Murphy

An adult winter Mediterranean Gull was near O’Briens Bridge, Lahinch. (John N Murphy)
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay. (JNM)
Four Buzzard were circling and calling at Dromore Nature Reserve.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Two Jay were on the Castle Trail at Dromore.(N & TL)
Twenty six Whooper Swan were at the Drumcliffe end of Ballyallia Lake.(N & TL)


Tuesday 14th January 2020

A flock of 15 White-fronted Geese were at Tullagher Bog with one male Hen Harrier near Tullabrack. (John N Murphy)


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