Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Monday 1st January 2018

One adult Greenland White-fronted Goose was with a small flock of Greylags at Cullaunysheeda Lake. (John N Murphy)


Sunday 31st December 2017

Eight Crossbills were at Cratloe Woods (Maura Turner).


Saturday 30th December 2017

One adult drake Ring-necked Duck was at Ballyallia Lake (the 61st county record). (Paidi Cullinan)


Friday 29th December 2019

One female Marsh Harrier flew north-west from Ballyallia Lake.(Páidí Cullinan)
One male Hen Harrier was at Lake Atedaun.(Mark Rutledge)


Thursday 28th December 2017

One Marsh Harrier and a Peregrine were a Ballycar Lough. (John N Murphy)


Wednesday 27th December 2017

One first-winter Glaucous Gull and a Peregrine were at Loop Head.(Páidí Cullinan)
There were 105 Golden Plover, 62 Curlew, 52 Teal, 70 Lapwing and 50 Oystercatcher were at Ross Bay.(PC)
A count of 28 and 40 Teal were at Claughaun Lough, Loop Head.(PC)
There were 20 Brent Geese, 107 Dunlin and a Grey Plover were at Kilcredaun Marsh.(PC)
One 2cy Hen Harrier was at Carrigaholt.(PC)
Crossbills were calling from spruce trees at Kilmurry McMahon. (Cliff Baxter)
One ringtail Hen Harrier was hunting at the lagoon near the iron bridge at Kilbaha.(Dixie Collins)
One Peregrine was hunting at Rynvilla.(DC)


Tuesday 26th December 2017

There were 51 Whooper Swan were at Farrihy. (Dixie Collins, John and Gerry Collins, Páidí Cullinan)
One Peregrine was at Baltard Bay (DC, JC, GC & PC)
One juvenile Hen Harrier was at White Strand, Doonbeg.(PC)


Monday 25th December 2017

One Black-throated Diver and 14 Rock Dove were at Fanore.(Páidí Cullinan)
One drake Surf Scoter, 17 Common Scoter, 14 Black-throated Diver and 32 Great Northern Diver were at Coolshiva Pier.(PC)


Sunday 24th December 2017

There were 51 Whooper Swans at Farrihy.(Dixie Collins)
Over 200 Wigeon were at Lake Atedaun.(Páidí Cullinan)
There were 22 Gadwall and 46 Tufted Duck at Lake Inchiquin.(PC)


Friday 22nd December 2017

Friday 22nd December 2017

Female Marsh Harrier at Ballyallia John N Murphy

The female Marsh Harrier and one male Ruff were at Ballyallia Lake. (John N Murphy)
One adult male Black Redstart was at Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis. (JNM)
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay. (JNM)


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