Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Thursday 21st December 2017

One Carrion Crow was at the Fairways, the Fair Green, Ennis.(Cliff Baxter)
One Marsh Harrier, a Spotted Redshank and two Peregrine were at Ballyallia.(Páidí Cullinan)
One adult Greenland White-fronted Goose was at the north-eastern corner of Cullaunyheeda along with 40 Mute Swan.(Paul Troake)

Wednesday 20th December 2017

Two Ruff were at Ballyallia this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)
Three Jay were at Lees Road Wood. Six Song Thrush and two Mistle Thrush were in full song there also.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Tuesday 19th December 2017

A Black Redstart was at Our Lady’s Hospital this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)

Sunday 17th December 2017

One immature/female Black Redstart was at the West End, Kilkee.(Dixie Collins)
One Chiffchaff was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon. (Philip Brennan)
There were 14 Whooper Swan were at Kilfenora.(Páidí Cullinan)
One Common Sandpiper, 65 Lapwing and 50 Snipe were at Clarecastle Pier.(PC)

Saturday 16th December 2017

A female type Marsh Harrier was at Ballyallia. This was possibly a different bird to the one seen yesterday. Also at the lake were 690 Wigeon, 191 Coot, 184 Tufted Duck, 170 Teal, 140 Wood Pigeon, 132 Lapwing, 112 Black-tailed Godwit, 66 Shoveler, 45 Little Grebe, 42 Mallard, 23 Whooper Swan, 20 Mute Swan, 18 Curlew, 17 Gadwall, ten Pintail Duck and a Water Rail.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Friday 15th December 2017

A Marsh Harrier was at Ballyallia this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)
A Spotted Redshank was among a flock of Black-tailed Godwit at Ballyallia earlier today.(Alex Ash)

Thursday 14th December 2017

A male Brambling was at Lees Road, at end of the walk/cycle way.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Three Jay were at Lees Road also.(N & TL)

Tuesday 12th December 2017

A male Blackcap was at Oak Park, Ennis.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Monday 11th December 2017

One Ring-billed Gull was at Poulasherry Bay. (Paddy Manley)
There were 26 Goldeneye, 70 Tufted Duck, seven Whooper Swans and seven Greylag Geese were at Rossroe Lake. (David Lyons)

Sunday 10th December 2017

A Buzzard, three Pochard, 150 Golden Plover and 100 Lapwing were at Termon Lough.(Páidí Cullinan)
There were 16 little Egrets, three Woodcock and two Water Rail at the Falls, Ennistymon. (Dave McNamara)
Three Yellowhammer were at Tubber and four more were at Rinnamona. (PC)
Two Brent Geese and 80 Wigeon were at Lough Gealán.(PC)
Eighteen Whooper Swan, 40 Shoveler, 250 Wigeon and 30 Teal were at Carron Turlough.(PC)
A Woodcock was at Gregan’s Wood(PC)
Ninety five Wigeon were at Lough Aleenaun(PC)

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