Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Tuesday 14th March 2017

Two littoralis Rock Pipit, a Peregrine and a Dipper were at Clahane this morning.(Jeff Copner)


Monday 13th March 2017

One Chiffchaff was singing at Applewood, Ballycar this morning (John N Murphy).
Four Raven were at Templemaley.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Sunday 12th March 2017

One 2CY Iceland Gull was at Finvarra point (Aidan Kelly, Victor Caschera et al).
A flock of 97 Brent Geese was at Lahinch.(Myles Carey)
Five Black-throated Diver and 10 Common Scoter were at Coolshiva Pier.(Páidí Cullinan)


Saturday 11th March 2017

Saturday 11th March 2017

Scandinavian Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus littoralis at Clahane John N Murphy

One drake Surf Scoter and eight Black-throated Divers were off Coolsiva Pier this afternoon (Victor Cashera, Aidan Kelly et al).
One Wheatear was at Lahinch Golf Course (John N Murphy).
Two Sandmartins were at Clarecastle Quay along with one Common Sandpiper (Paidi Culllinan).
One adult and one first-winter Ring-billed Gulls were at Seafield, Quilty (JNM).
One first-winter Glaucous Gull was at Hags Head (JNM).
There were three birds showing characteristics of littoralis Rock Pipit at Clahane, Liscannor along with 70 Rock Pipit (JNM).
There were 12 Waxwings at Woodlands Estate, Ennis (JNM).
Twenty five Yellowhammer were at a farm in Tubber.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Nineteen Yellowhammer were at garden feeders in Rinnamona.(N & TL)
Nineteen Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe.(N & TL)
A flock of 138 Whooper Swans were at Ballygireen (JNM).
Up to 70 Brent Geese were near Liscannor village (JNM).


Friday 10th March 2017

Two Jay were at Lees Road Wood.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Thursday 9th March 2017

There were 12 Black-throated Divers, 70 Great Northern Divers, two Red-throated Divers, seven Long-tailed Duck and one Whimbrel between Fimvarra Point and the Flaggy Shore this afternoon (John N Murphy & Myles Carey).


Wednesday 8th March 2017

There were 25 Common Scotor off Rine Point, Ballyvaughan.(Páidí Cullinan)


Tuesday 7th March 2017

Nineteen Whooper Swan were at Drumcliffe, Ennis.(Paidi Cullinan and Myles Carey)


Monday 6th March 2016

Monday 6th March 2016

Waxwing in Ennis John N Murphy

There were 18 Waxwings at Carrig Dubh, Ennis this afternoon (John N Murphy, Tom Lynch & Paidi Cullinan).


Saturday 4th March 2017

Saturday 4th March 2017

Black Redstart at Kilkee John N Murphy

There were 17 Waxwings at Carrig Dubh Estate in Ennis this evening (John N Murphy).
One immature/female Black Redstart was at West End of Kilkee (JNM).
One adult Iceland Gull, one first-winter Glaucous Gull, a Jack Snipe and 200 Golden Plover were at Ross Bay Loop Head (JNM).


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