Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 18th November 2016

Friday 18th November 2016

Snow Bunting at Quilty Ann O Connell

A 3rd winter Ring-billed Gull was at the Post Office field in Ennis (Paidi Cullinan).
A Snow Bunting was at Seafield, Quilty.(Ann O Connell)
A Peregrine was at Ballyallia along with 10 Gadwall and a Raven.(Cliff Baxter and Tom Lynch)

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Thursday 17th November 2016

The GREAT WHITE EGRET was at Ballyallia.(Cliff Baxter)
A Peregrine and a Jay were at Templemaley Cemetery.(Páidí Cullinan)
Fifty two Whooper Swan were opposite Shannon Airport.(Stephen Bierley)

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Tuesday 15th November 2016

A Chiffchaff was at the Poundtown edge of Knockaunroe Turlough. Two Little Egret, 25 Lapwing, 20 Tufted Duck and 18 Wigeon were on the Turlough.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Four Yellowhammer were at nearby Rinnamona(Maureen Howard-Forde)
A female Hen Harrier, 75 Whooper Swan, 350 Lapwing, 270 Wigeon, 240 Black-tailed Godwit, 32 Curlew, 20 Shoveler, 15 Teal and 3 Redshank were at Lake Atedaun. A Merlin was in the nearby fields.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Monday 14th November 2016

Monday 14th November 2016

Great White Egret at Ballyallia Lake Paidi Cullinan

The GREAT WHITE EGRET was at Ballyallia along with two Little Egret, six Whooper Swan and 16 Curlew. (Páidí Cullinan, Nuala & Tom Lynch)
Four Jay were at Lees Road Wood and a Mistle Thrush was singing there.(Nuala & Tom Lynch)
Two Woodcock were at Caherfeenick, Cree.(Sean Keane)

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Sunday 13th November 2013

A Barn Owl was at Dangannelly west of Cooraclare.(Sean Keane)

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Saturday 12th November 2016

Saturday 12th November 2016

Little Egret at Kilcredaun Marsh John N Murphy

The GREAT WHITE EGRET was still at Ballyallia Lake agin today (Paidi Cullunan).
There were three Chiffchaff at Kilbaha one of which was a Siberian bird (John N Murphy).
One Little Egret was at Kilcredaun Marsh (John N Murphy).
There were nine Whooper Swans and one Brent Goose at Farrihy Lake (John N Murphy).
One immature Merlin and 280 Turnstone were on Kilkee Beach (John N Murphy).

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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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