A pair of Curlew were seen in a bogland near Oatfields, Sixmilebridge.
Sunday 28th May 2006
One male Blackcap was still in full song at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Saturday 27th May 2006
Four Blackcaps were heard singing at the Clare Biodiversity Day in Dromore Woods.
Friday 26th May 2006
One Dipper was under the Bridge at Sixmilebridge.
Thursday 25th May 2006
There was one Blackcap singing on the Kilrush Road at Cahercalla More.
A pair of Spotted Flycatchers were seen at ther falls on the Claureen River in Kilmaley.
There were two pairs of Common Sandpiper at Lough Graney.
Wednesday 24th May 2006
There was one Jay on the Lees Wood Road in Ennis.
Tuesday 23rd May 2006
A male Blackcap was still singing at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Two pairs of Yellowhammers were still at Mullaghmore in the Burren.
There was a mixed flock of 300 plus Swifts and hurindines over
Ballyallia Lake in Ennis this evening. The estimated breakdown was
as follows (100 Swallows, 100 House Martins,100 Swifts and 20 Sandmartins).
Monday 22nd May 2006
One Barn Owl was at Springfield, Sixmilebridge. There were also two male Blackcaps
There was no sign of any of the Garganey at the Shannon Airport Lagoon today
with only a hand full of waders and the drake Wigeon still present.
Friday 20th May 2006
One Jay was on the Lees Wood Road this evening.
One Kingfisher was at O’Briens Bridge.
Thursday 19th May 2006
One drake Garganey was still at the Shannon Airport Lagoon.
Wednesday 18th May 2006
There was one male Blackcap at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Tuesday 17th May 2006
One drake Garganey was still at the Shannon Airport Lagoon with
one Little Egret, one drake Wigeon, 350 Blqck-tailed Godwits, 50 Dunlin,
five Gadwall and four Shoveler.
Monday 16th May 2006
There were two drake Garganey at the Shannon Airport Lagoon along
side one drake Wigeon, six Whimbrel, 300 Black-tailed Godwits, 500 Dunlin,
21 Shelduck, four Shoveler and a pair of Gadwall.
One Blackcap was singing at the Lees Road Wood in Ennis and one Raven
was at Ballyallia Lake.
Sunday 15th May 2006
There was a drake Garganey at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this afternoon
along with 1,000 Dunlin and a good mix of other waders and duck.
Highlights from the dawn chorus outing to Mullaghmore were;
Two male Blackcaps
Two Cuckoos one near Mullaghmore and the other towards Kilnaboy.
One Common sandpiper.
Two Yellowhammers seen after the outing near Craggy House
Male Garganey seen on the Shannon Lagoon this evening (John Ratigan)
Saturday 13th May 2006
One Blackcap and 14 Whimbrel were at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Friday 12th May 2006
There were four Blackcap and one Spotted Flycatcher at Fountain Cross
just west of Ennis.
Thursday 11th May 2006
The male Blackcap was still singing at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus this morning.
Another Blackcap was singing at Annacarriga, betweeen Killaloe and Ogonnelloe.
Two Spotted Flycatchers were seen feeding over the Claureen River in Kilmaley
near the Water Falls this morning.
At the Shannon Airport Lagoon there were 31 Whimbrel flying westwards, 180
Black-tailed Godwits, 154 Dunlin, four Shoveler, three Gadwall and one Wigeon.
Wednesday 10th May 2006
A male Blackcap was singing this morning at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus, while
in the evening there were 62 Whimbrel flying North West, two Greylag Geese and
There were 94 Whimbrel and one Grasshopper Warbler at the Shannon Airport
Lagoon this evening.
One male Blackcap was at Ballyallia Lake.
Tuesday 9th May 2006
There was a second-winter Glaucous Gull on Kilkee beach this morning.
On Kilkee Golf Course there were 60 Whimbrel.
A large movement of 112 Whimbrel flew North Westwards over Ballycar,
Two male Blackcaps were singing at Ballyallia Lake and a drake Wigeon was
see on the lake itself.
Monday 8th May 2006
There were six Blackcaps and two Jays in Dromore Wood Nature Reserve today.
Three Jays were on the Lees Wood Road this afternoon.
Over 30 Whimbrel were over Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Sunday 7th May 2006
There was one Marsh Harrier near Mullaghmore in the Burren today (Christian Osthoff).
Good Whimbrel migration continues through the county with small flocks
making up 52 birds seen flying North West over Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
There were two Wigeon and 15 Whimbrel in the Shannon Airport Lagoon.
Saturday 6th May 2006
There were 13 Black-throated Divers off Kinvarra Point in North Clare.
Friday 5th May 2006
There were 50 Whimbrel near the Golf Course in Kilkee.
A Blackcap was still singing along the Lees Road Wood near the Ballymacguiggan end.
A Raven was feeding on a dead sheep carcas near Darragh.
Thursday 4th May 2006
There were 48 Whimbrel over Ballycar flying north westwards this evening.
There was one Jay on the Lees Wood Road this afternoon.
Wednesday 3rd May 2006
There was one Jay on the Lees Wood Road this evening.
One Raven was at Ballyallia Lake.
Tuesday 2nd May 2006
There was one male Blackcap at Ballyallia Lake with 25 Swifts
hawking over the lake in the evening.
One Dipper was on the Claureen River at Kilmaley.
Merlin taking Starling in Kilkee © Cillian Murphy
Monday 1st May 2006
There were two White Wagtails and 20 Whimbrel at Clahane, Liscannor Bay.