Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Wednesday 2nd December 2020

This colour ringed Dunlin was on Kilkee beach John N Murphy

The above Dunlin with a Yellow band and black letters/number JN5 on right tibia and a red ring on left tibia has been on Kilkee Beach for at least one week now. (John N Murphy)
The young male Long-tailed Duck was at Lough Gash this evening but there was no sign of the female Ring-necked Duck. (JNM)
There were 32 Whooper Swans and 150 Wigeon at Lough Atedaun. (Mark Rutledge)


Tuesday 1st December 2020

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Great White Egret at Liscannor John N Murphy

The Great White Egret was at Liscannor this morning. (Geoff Pearson, John N Murphy et al)
One Snow Bunting was also at Liscannor. (Jeff Copner)
There were 90 Common Scoter, three Greater Scaup and 36 Red-throated Diver in Liscannor Bay.(JNM et al)
A small flock of 17 Whooper Swans and two Greylag Geese were still at Farrihy Lake. (JNM)
One female Goldeneye, 12 Tufted Duck and one Whooper Swan were at Kilkee Reservoir. (JNM)
Ten Whooper Swans were at Moynoe, Scarriff. (Brendan Cooney)


Monday 30th November 2020

Monday 30th November 2020

This colour ringed Oystercatcher has been at Liscannor for some time now John N Murphy

The female Ring-necked Duck and an immature drake Long-tailed Duck were at Lough Gash this afternoon. (John N Murphy)
There were 42 Whooper Swans at Ballygireen. (JNM)


Sunday 29th November 2020

Sunday 29th November 2020

Bufflehead Geoff Pearson

A first-winter female Bufflehead was at an undisclosed area of Clare this afternoon. (Geoff Pearson & John N Murphy)
This was a fourth Irish record and a second county record of this rare North American vagrant duck.
The last and first bird for the county was a female on 6th January 2007 at Lough Atedaun.
There was one immature drake Surf Scoter within a flock of 90 Common Scoter and two Greater Scaup at Lahinch. (JNM et al)
One Siberian Chiffchaff was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon. (JNM)


Friday 27th November 2020

A Black Redstart was near Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis. (Howard Williams)


Thursday 25th November 2020

There were four Ring-necked Ducks at Ardclooney today, one immature drake, one adult female and two immatures. (Davey Farrar)
A Long-eared Owl was at Doonbeg Golf Course.(Sean Keane)


Tuesday 24th November 2020

There were two 2CY Iceland Gulls at Lahinch today. (Jeff Copner)


Monday 23rd November 2020

There were two Greylag Geese and 17 Whooper Swans at Farrihy. (Elaine Keegan)


Saturday 21st November 2020

One Great White Egret was at Lahinch. (Jeff Copner)
One untagged 2CY White-tailed Eagle was at Lough O Grady with a small flock of 30 Greylag Geese. (John N Murphy)
One adult female Ring-necked Duck, 800 Tufted Duck, 20 Pochard and a Green Sandpiper were at Ardclooney Lake. (JNM)
One Buzzard was at Clonlara, another was near Bodyke and another one was near Tulla. (JNM)
Five Jay were near Broadford.(JNM)


Wednesday 18th November 2020

A Kingfisher flew downstream at Drehednagower, Ennis.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
There were 70 Gadwall at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening. (John N Murphy)


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