Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

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)


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)


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