Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 30th December 2016

Friday 30th December 2016

Black Redstart at Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis John N Murphy

The male Black Redstart is at Our Lady’s Hospital in Ennis this morning (John N Murphy).
One adult Ring-billed Gull was at Seafield, Quilty (John N Murphy).
Six Crossbill were at Derrymore Wood.(Jason Horner)

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Thursday 29th December 2016

The GREAT WHITE EGRET was at Lough Inchiquin(Geoff Pearson).
The immature Black Redstart was at the County Museum this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)
The male Black Redstart was at Our Lady’s Hospital this afternoon.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Sixty six Whooper Swan, 40 Curlew, 11 Greylag Geese and ten Shoveler were at Drumcliffe.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
One adult Mediterranean Gull and two Spotted Reshank were at Coronroo Bay with two Black-throated Divers off Bishop,s Quarter (Paul Troake).
One female Hen Harrier,a Peregrine, three Little Egret and 200 Lapwing were at Lahinch Marsh (Dave McNamara). One Hen Harrier was near Doolin (Jeff Copner).

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Wednesday 28th December 2016

A SNOWY OWL was seen at Doolin. (Danny Burke)
The Black Redstart was at Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis. (Páidí Cullinan)

There were two Common Sandpipers at Clarecastle Quay (Finbarr MacGabhann).

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Monday 26th December 2016

There was one female Velvet Scoter, 25 Common Scoter, three Black-throated Divers and 15 Twite at Aughinish Island (Paidi Cullinan).

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Thursday 22nd December 2016

There were seven Twite, one Purple Sandpiper, four Long-tailed Duck and 15 Common Scoter at Aughinish Island (Paul Troake).
The male Black Redstart and one male Blackcap were at the back Our Lady’s Hospital in Ennis this morning (Paidi Cullinan).

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Wednesday 21st December 2016

Wednesday 21st December 2016

A Cormorant in the Post Office Field Ennis showing characteristics of the European race ‘sinensis’ Nick Larter

The GREAT WHITE EGRET was at Ballyallia again this morning.(Finbar MacGabhann, Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A male Blackcap was at the back of Our Lady’s Hospital, Ennis this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)
A Little Egret was at Drehednagower Bridge.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Tuesday 20th December 2016

The GREAT WHITE EGRET was back on the north shore of Lough O Grady (Sinead Biggane).

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Monday 19th December 2016

One Ring-billed Gull was at the Post Office Field (Nick Larter).
There were three Snow Bunting at the tip of Loop Head Lighthouse this morning (Elaine Keegan).

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Sunday 18th December 2016

At the Shannon Airport Lagoon this morning there were 4,500 Golden Plover, 2,000 Dunlin, 200 Lapwing, 300 Wigeon, 200 Teal, 80 Shoveler and three Water Rail (John N Murphy).

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Saturday 17th December 2016

Saturday 17th December 2016

The albino Curlew at Bishop’s Quarter John N Murphy

The GREAT WHITE EGRET and a 3CY Ring-billed Gull were at Ballyallia Lake this afternoon (Paidi Cullinan).
At Coolsiva Pier, Black Head this morning there was one Velvet Scoter, 28 Black-throated Divers, 50 Common Scoter and a Whimbrel (John N Murphy).
At Bishop’s Quarter there were 14 Black-throated Divers, two Long-tailed Duck, three Little Egret, 40 Red-breasted Mergansers and the Albino Curlew (JNM).
North of Finvarra Point there were four more Black-throated Divers and an additional two Long-tailed Ducks (JNM).
At Lough Murree there were 22 Twite, 80 Brent Geese, 16 Whooper Swans, 43 Mute Swan, 200 Wigeon and 14 Tufted Duck (JNM).
One Spotted Redshank and two adult Med Gulls were at Coronroo Bay (JNM).
One Ring-billed Gull is at the Post Office Field in Ennis (Jeff Copner).
One male Black Redstart was at the back of Our Lady’s Hospital in Ennis (Howard Williams).
There were two female Hen Harriers, two Water Rails, three Little Egrets, 80 Lapwing, 100 Golden Plover, 70 Teal and one Woodcock at Lahinch Marsh and Churchill, Ennistymon (Dave McNamara).
There were two Jays, 18 Gadwall and 46 Tufted Duck at Dromore Nature Reserve (JNM).
One drake Scaup and 80 Tufted Duck were at Lough Gash (JNM).

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