Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 30th March 2018

The American Herring Gull was at Kilkee. (Ian Stevenson & Jim Bowman).
The drake Surf Scoter was at Coolsiva Pier (Paidi Cullinan), along with 27 Common Scoter, with two Black-throated Divers at Black Head and 14 Black-throated Divers off Ballyvaughan Pier.
One bird showing characteristics of Scandinavian Rock Pipit littoralis was at Clahane. (PC)


Thursday 29th March 2018

One 2CY Mediterranean Gull was at Corronroo Bay. (Paul Troake)
There was one Rock Pipit showing Scandinavian littoralis type features at the Rine, Ballyvaughan along with 17 Black-throated Divers and a further 35 Black-throated Divers off Coolsiva Pier. (PT)


Tuesday 27th March 2018

Tuesday 27th March 2018

Adult Forster’s Tern with Sandwich Terns off the North Clare coast (Phone scoped) John N Murphy

The adult Forster’s Tern was at Traught Beach this afternoon in Galway where it flew from the seashore towards Newtownlynch Pier. At the pier it landed on rocks for 20 minutes before flying off west out along the causeway at Aughinish Island past the Martelloe Tower and out to sea. (John N Murphy)
One Great Northern Diver was at Lough Adetaun. (JNM)


Monday 26th March 2018

The American Herring Gull was still at Kilkee today (Ciaran Cronin), along with one 2CY Iceland Gull
Between the Flaggy Shore and Aughinish Island this afternoon there were two Arctic Terns, six Sandwich Terns, eight Long-tailed Duck, three Manx Shearwaters, 80 Red-breasted Mergansers and 70 Great Northern Divers. (John N Murphy)


Sunday 25th March 2018

A juvenile Glaucous Gull and an adult Iceland Gull were at Liscannor Harbour.(Brad Robson)


Saturday 24th March 2018

Saturday 24th March 2018

Immature male Long-tailed Duck at Kilkee John N Murphy

The immature American Herring Gull was at Kilkee early this morning (John N Murphy), along with two Iceland Gulls, one Herring Gull with yellow legs, one immature male Long-tailed Duck and a Red-throated Diver. (JNM & Tom Tarpey)
Twenty Great Northern Diver were seen during the Branch outing between Ballyvaughan Pier and the Rine. Six Coommon Scoter were at the Rine.(Austin Cooney, Nuala and Tom Lynch et al)
A Red-throated Diver was at Bishops Quarter.( NL & TL et al)
A Sandwich Tern was at Bishop’s Quarter.(Geoff Pearson)
Twenty Common Scoter, 125 Great Northern Diver, one 2CY Iceland Gull and a Whimbrel were at the Flaggy Shore.(Paul Troake)
There were 22 Little Egrets at Moyasta Creek. (JNM)


Thursday 22nd March 2018

A drake Surf Scoter, 23 Common Scoter, two Red-throated Diver, 3 Long-tailed Duck, 12 Manx Shearwater and 30 Bar-tailed Godwit were off the Flaggy Shore.(Páidí Cullinan)
Five Long-tailed, five Red-throated Diver and nine Common Scoter were off Finvarra Point.(PC)
Seventeen Common Scoter were at Coolshiva Pier.(PC)


Wednesday 21st March 2018

Wednesday 21st March 2018

American Herring Gull (Larus Argentatus smithsonianus) in Kikee

The immature drake King Eider, a drake Surf Scoter, 30 Common Scoter, eight Long-tailed Duck, two Red-throated Diver, a Black-throated Diver, a Sandwich Tern and 35 Great Northern Diver were off the Flaggy Shore.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
The 2CY American Herring Gull is showing well in Kilkee Bay this morning (John N Murphy), along with the Black Redstart.
One Buzzard was at Dromoland. (JNM)
One Buzzard was at Cratloekeel. (JNM)
Fourteen Yellowhammer were at Kilkeedy and two more at Carrownagoul, Boston.(NL & TL)


Tuesday 20th March 2018

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Immature drake King Eider (2nd from right) off the Flaggy Shore this afternoon Paul Troake

A white phased GYR FALCON (5th county record), was flying along the seashore at the Flaggy Shore heading out over the sea towards Finvarra Point.(Jeff Copner)
The 2CY American Herring Gull is still at Kilkee along with the 2CY Iceland Gull and the Long-tailed Duck.(JC)
The immature drake King Eider is showing well in calm conditions off the Flaggy Shore.(Paul Troake)


Monday 19th March 2018

Monday 19th March 2018

American Herring Gull at Kilkee (2nd county record) Niall Keogh

A 2CY American Herring Gull was at Kilkee Beach this afternoon (Niall T Keogh, Brian Power, Simon Berrow & Paidi Cullinan),along with one 2CY Iceland Gull, one Long-tailed Duck and a Black Redstart at the West End on the beach.
The drake King Eider, drake Surf Scoter and six Black-throated Diver was still at the Flaggy Shore. (Paidi Cullinan)
There were 24 Black-throated Divers and one Long-tailed Duck off Finvarra Point. (PC)
One buzzard, two woodcock, three Little Egrets , one Water Rail and one Dipper were at the Falls, Ennistymon. (Dave McNamara)


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