Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Thursday 10th November 2016

The GREAT WHITE EGRET, four Little Egret, four Whooper Swan, 350 Wigeon, 110 Mallard, 67 Teal, 230 Lapwing and 26 Curlew were at Ballyallia.(Tom Lynch & John Deasey)

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Wednesday 9th November 2016

There was one Black Redstart and four Crossbills at Boheraroan, Newmarket-on-Fergus (Cliff Baxter).
There were nine Whooper Swans at Lough Muree this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)

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Monday 7th November 2016

Monday 7th November 2016

Twite at Clahane one of the counties most traditional sites for this species Jeff Copner

The GREAT WHITE EGRET was at Ballyallia lake again this evening but got disturbed by a canoeist and the bird flew off to Drumcliff and in the direction of Lough Erinagh (John N Murphy & Tom Lynch). Also at Ballyallia were four Little Egrets, an adult Mediterranean Gull and one Merlin (John N Murphy).
A Twite was at Clahane, Liscannor (Jeff Copner)
A flock of 200 Barnacle Geese were at Mutton Island (Geoff Pearson).
Two Green Sandpipers, one Greenshank and 14 Whooper Swans were at Lough Gash (John N Murphy).
A flock of 48 Whooper Swans were at Ballygireen, Newmarket-on-Fergus with 22 Greylag Geese at Ballycar Lough (John N Murphy).

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Sunday 6th November 2016

Sunday 6th November 2016

With the continued east and northerly winds large numbers of Lapwing are streaming into Clare from Europe John N Murphy

The GREAT WHITE EGRET was still at Ballyallia Lake. Three Little Egret, a female Hen Harrier, 23 Curlew, four Jay and six Redwing were also there.(Nuala & Tom Lynch & Barry Howell)
There was on Buzzard near Dromoland this afternoon (Tony Mee).
At Ross Bay, Loop Head there was a roosting flock of 185 Oystercatchers, 55 Turnstone, 40 Curlew and one Knot (Tony Mee).
There were 18 Greylag Geese at Ballycar Lough (John N Murphy)

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Saturday 5th November 2016

Saturday 5th November 2016

Twite at Loop Head John N Murphy

The GREAT WHITE EGRET was at Ballyallia Lake again today (Jeff Copner).
At the tip of Loop Head this morning there were eight Twite, two Merlin and a male Peregrine (John N Murphy).
Also at Loop Head were three Chiffchaff, two Blackcaps, one 1CY male Hen Harrier, 12 Chaffinches and six Redwing along with probably the same eight Twite at Ross Bay (Tony Mee, John N Murphy & Eanna O Flynn).
There were four Scaup off Silver Strand, Doonbeg (John N Murphy).
One Curlew Sandpipier was at Seafield, Quilty (John N Murphy).

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Friday 4th November 2016

Friday 4th November 2016

Great White Egret at Ballyallia Lake John N Murphy

The GREAT WHITE EGRET was still at Ballyallia Lake again today (Myles Carey, John N Murphy, Hazel Dalton & Paidi Cullinan)

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Thursday 3rd November 2016

One GREAT WHITE EGRET was at Ballyallia Lake this afternoon (Myles Carey). This is only a third county record.

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Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Twenty seven Whooper Swan, including 5 juveniles, 16 Gadwall, 210 Lapwing, 42 Little Grebe, six Great-crested Grebe, five Shoveler, four Cormorant and two Curlew were at Ballyallia.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
There was one Green Sandpiper, 50 Whooper Swans and 20 Black-tailed Godwits at Lough Gash, Newmarket-on-Fergus this morning (John N Murphy).

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Tuesday 1st November 2016

Tuesday 1st November 2016

One of the two Yellow-browed Warblers in Marty Lillis’s Garden Kilbaha John N Murphy

There were two Yellow-browed Warblers, three Chiffchaff, one Jack Snipe, one Fieldfare, four Redwing and 34 Golden Plover at Kilbaha and Loop Head this evening (John N Murphy).
A Green Sandpiper and one Kingfisher were at Moyasta Creek (John N Murphy).
Five Whooper Swans were at Ballycar Lough (John N Murphy).

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Monday 31st October 2016

One Yellow-browed Warbler was still in Kilbaha, Loop Head along with two Chiffchaff, eight Redwing, two Fieldfare up to five Merlin, four Kestrel and a Peregrine (Tony Mee).

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