Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Twenty Whooper Swan were at the Drumcliffe end of Ballyallia Lake.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A Buzzard was in the Tulla area.(Cliff Baxter)


Monday 22nd January 2018

There was one Green Sandpiper and two Common Sandpipers at Clarecastle Quay. (Austin Cooney)


Sunday 21st January 2018

Sunday 21st January 2018

Albino Curlew is still at Bishop’s Quarter John N Murphy

One Black-throated Diver was off Black Head with 16 Common Scoter at Coolsiva Pier. (Paidi Cullinan)
Between Ballyvaughan and Bishops Quarter there were three Sandwich Terns, 11 Common Scoter and the albino Curlew. (PC)
One Chiffchaff was at Applewood, Ballycar this morning. (John N Murphy)
Two Dippers were at Fanore. (PC)


Saturday 20th January 2018

One first-winter Iceland Gull was at Ballyallia Lake today. (Patrick Veale & Myles Carey)
Six Goldeneye were at Lough Inchicronan. (Paidi Cullinan)


Friday 19th January 2018

The female Marsh Harrier and around 50 Pintail Duck were at Ballyallia Lake.(Paidi Cullinan)


Thursday 18th January 2018

The Black Redstart was at Our Lady’s Hospital.(Chris Cullen, Páidí Cullinan, Nuala Lynch)
There were 25 Goldeneye at Rosroe Lake with another 15 at nearby Fenloe Lough and two Pochard.(David Lyons)


Wednesday 17th January 2018

One adult Iceland Gull, one first-winter Glaucous Gull, one Tree Sparrow and 30 Purple Sandpipers were between Quilty and Seafield, with one adult Ring-billed Gull at nearby Clonahinchy. (Paidi Cullinan)
One first-winter Glaucous Gull and one first-winter and one second-winter Iceland Gulls were at Carrowmore Point. (PC)
One first-winter Glaucous Gull and two first-winter Iceland Gulls were at Doonbeg along with 300 Barnacle Geese and one Peregrine (PC), with one adult Iceland Gull at nearby White Strand.
There were 13 Greenland White-fronted Geese at Tullagher Bog. (PC)
There were ten Bramblings at the Bishops House in Ennis. (Dave McNamara)
One male Blackcap and a Little Egret were at Knox’s Bridge, Ennis. (DMcN)


Tuesday 16th January 2018

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Second-winter Med Gull wearing colour ring Green RUOL John N Murphy

The colour ringed second-winter Mediterranean Gull was still at the Flaggy Shore this afternoon along with one Sandwich Tern. (John N Murphy)
There was a flock of 90 Brent Geese at Lough Murree and one colour ringed Oystercatcher (Right Leg White with black letters JA, Left Leg Orange over Green).(JNM)


Monday 15th January 2018

The female Marsh Harrier was at Lough Erinagh and flew on to Ballyallia.(Tom Lynch)
Twelve Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe.(TL)
A Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Pier.(Páidí Cullinan)


Sunday 14th January 2018

The female Marsh Harrier was still at Ballyallia Lake today (Páidí Cullinan), along with two Ruff. (Dixie Collins & PC)
One Common Sandpiper was at Kilmurry Quay, Kildysert. (Chris Cullen)


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