Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 10th November 2017

The Black Redstart and three Chiffchaff were still in Kilbaha along with 55 Golden Plover. (Mark Gibson)
A Buzzard, a Dipper, a Water Rail and six Jay were at Dromore Nature Reserve this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)
Six Jay were at Lees Road Wood where there were also two Song Thrush in full song.(Tom Lynch)


Thursday 9th November 2017

The Black Redstart and two Chiffchaff were still in Kilbaha, while at Ross Bay there was on first-winter Mediterranean Gull, a Purple Sandpiper and one Whimbrel. (Mark Gibson)
Two Common Sandpiper and a Water Rail were at Clarecastle Pier.(Paidi Cullinan)
One female Blackcap was at Ballyallia Lake. (John Deasy)


Wednesday 8th November 2017

A Short-eared Owl was seen hunting at dusk this evening near Islandavanna.(Paidi Cullinan)
The Black Redstart and two Chiffchaff were still at Kilbaha.(Mark Gibson)
An adult Mediterranean Gull, 18 Great-crested Grebe, 150 Lapwing and 52 Curlew were at Knock with another 150 Lapwing at Moneypoint.(PC)
A ring-tailed Hen Harrier, five Red-throated Diver and 26 Curlew were at Aylevarroo Bay, Kilrush.(PC)
There were 11 Little Egret, 43 Shelduck, 220 Curlew, 15 Grey Plover, 160 Lapwing and 82 Dunlin at Clonderlaw Bay.(PC)
A Jay was at Vandeleur Gardens.(PC)
A Woodcock was at Caherfeenick, Cree after dark.(Sean Keane)


Tuesday 7th November 2017

A Black Redstart was at Kilbaha,along with two Chiffchaff and one Storm Petrel off the Bridges of Ross.(Mark Gibson)
Twelve Jay and a Water Rail were at Dromore Nature Reserve.(Páidí Cullinan)
A ringed Black-headed Gull was at Ballyallia, a white darvic band with black inscription 29H8.(PC)
Three Jay were at Lees Road Wood.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A Barn Owl was on the Quin Road, Ennis (Nuala Lynch)


Monday 6th November 2016

A Buzzard was soaring over Ballyallia Lake today. (Paidi Cullinan)


Sunday 5th November 2017

Sunday 5th November 2017

First-winter Med Gull at the Flaggy Shore Paul Troake

Two Spotted Redshank and nine Mediterranean Gulls were at Corronroo Bay. (Paul Troake)
One first-winter Mediterranean Gull was at the Flaggy Shore. (PT)
One Ruff was at Lough Atedaun. (Geoff Pearson)
There were nine Black-throated Divers between Black Head and The Rine Ballyvaughan. (Paidi Cullinan)


Saturday 4th November 2017

Saturday 4th November 2017

Immature Black Redstart on Keatings Pub roof in Kilbaha John N Murphy

There was one Black Redstart in Kilbaha village along with one Blackcap, four Chiffchaff a late staying Willow Warbler, one Merlin, one male Peregrine and over 400 Herring Gulls. (John N Murphy)
One Long-tailed Duck and two Common Scoter close to shore at the White Strand, Doonbeg. (JNM)


Friday 3rd November 2017

Friday 3rd November 2017

One of two colour ringed Sanderling at Kilkee found by (DC) John N Murphy

There were three Purple Sandpiper, 120 Turnstone, 33 Sanderling and 40 Ringed Plover at the west end of Kilkee beach. (Dixie Collins)
There were 27 Whooper Swans at Farrihy. (DC)


Thursday 2nd November 2017

At Loop Head and Kilbaha there were three Yellow-browed Warblers, one Snow Bunting, three Blackcaps, four Chiffchaff, 12 Goldcrest, one Little Egret, one Merlin, one Peregrine and a female Hen Harrier. (Tony Mee, Paidi Cullinan & Jeff Copner)
One male Hen Harrier was at Lahinch marsh along with one Peregrine, eight Little Egrets, 50 Lapwing and 15 Whooper Swan. (Dave McNamara)


Wednesday 1st November 2017

One Reed Warbler, a Brambling, two Blackcaps, four Chiffchaff, one Kingfisher, an adult Mediterranean Gull and a Merlin were the highlights from Loop Head and Kilbaha today. (Tony Mee & Phil Brennan)
A Brambling was at Saint Flannan’s College among a little flock of Chaffinch.(Páidí Cullinan)
There were 30 Whooper Swans at Farrihy and 90 Barnacle Geese on Mutton Island. (Elaine Keegan)
At Black Head there were 17 Black-throated Divers. (Geoff Pearson)
A female Hen Harrier, over 600 Wigeon, 320 Coot, 260 Lapwing, 210 Black-tailed Godwit, 160 Teal, 72 Shoveler, 59 Greylag Geese, 45 Mallard, 38 Tufted Duck, 27 Little Grebe, 24 Curlew, 21 Gadwall, 12 Pintail Duck, four Whooper Swan and two Little Egret were at Ballyallia.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


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