Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 20th January 2024

Two White-tailed Eagle, six White-fronted Geese and 64 Whooper Swan were at Lough Muckanagh.(James Organ)
Six Sandwich Tern were at Doughmore.(Chris Cullen)


Friday 19th January 2024

One Black-throated Diver was at Finvarra Martelloe Tower. (Irish Bird Sightings)


Thursday 18th January 2024

A Great Northern Diver and a Water Rail were at Lough Muckanagh.(Jeff Copner)
A Buzzard was at O’Toole’s Lough and another at Lake Inchiquin.(JC)
A Green Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay.(Chris Cullen)
A Buzzard was at Tullycrine this evening.(John N. Murphy)


Wednesday 17th January 2024

Eight Black-throated Diver, 74 Common Scoter, 12 Great Northern Diver, eight Razorbill, two Black Guillemot were at Coolshiva Harbour.(Jeff Copner)
Two Long-tailed Duck were at Ballyvaughan.(JC)


Tuesday 16th January 2024

Sixty two Brent Geese were at Clahane.(Geoff Pearson)


Monday 15th January 2024

A White-tailed Eagle was at Clarecastle Quay.(John N. Murphy)
A Common Sandpiper was at Inismurray Quay.(Chris Cullen)
Forty Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Twenty eight Pintail were at Ballyallia.(N & TL)
A female Blackcap was at Oak Park.(N & TL)
Two Dipper, two Blackcap and a Woodcock were at the Falls-Glen, Ennistymon.(Geoff Pearson)


Sunday 14th January 2024

Two Waxwing were on the Drumcliffe road close to Ballyallia Lake.(Chris Cullen)
One Ring-necked Duck, a Pochard and Goldeneyes were at Ardclooney.(Finbar MacGabhainn)
One immature male Hen Harrier flew north over Ennis Town. (John N Murphy)
An adult male Hen Harrier was at Tubber.(Nick Larter)
One Buzzard was at Dromoland Castle.(JNM)
One Merlin and 72 Whoopers at Kells, Corofin. (James Organ)
The drake Scaup was at Ballyallia Lake. (JO)
There were 41 Greylag Geese at Moynoe near Scarriff. (FMacG)


Saturday 13th January 2024

Saturday 13th January 2024

White-tailed Eagle at Ballyallia John N Murphy

One female Marsh Harrier, a ringed 2CY White-tailed Eagle, a Greater Scaup, 42 Pintail and a Buzzard were at Ballyallia.(James Organ, John N Murphy)
A Black Redstart was at Kilkee.(Chris Cullen)
Two White-tailed Eagles were at Lough Muckanagh this afternoon. (Maura Crowe)
One male Blackcap was at Lough Gash.(JNM)
One Buzzard was on the Quin Road, Ennis. (JNM)


Friday 12th January 2024

A Marsh Harrier was at Ballyallia.(James Organ, Jeff Copner)
A Marsh Harrier, two Great Northern Diver and a White-tailed Eagle were at Lough Muckanagh.(John N Murphy and JO).
Another Marsh Harrier was at Lake Atedaun and the same bird was at O’Toole’s Lough later. (JNM and JO)
A male Peregrine was on the masts at the rear of Ennis Garda Station.(JO)
A male Blackcap was at Oak Park, Ennis.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Thursday 11th January 2024

A Siberian Chiffchaff and two Water Rail were at Shannon Airport Lagoon.(John N. Murphy)
Two White-tailed Eagle were at Lough Muckanagh.(Maura Crowe)
One Buzzard was at Clareabbey with two more at Bunratty.(JNM)
Another Buzzard was at Derrygariff, Crusheen.(MC)
Eighty Whooper Swan were at Ballygireen.(JNM)
There were 48 Whoopers Swans at Drumcliffe, Ballyallia. (JNM)
Two Water Rail were at Rath Lake.(James Organ)


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