Monthly Archives: February 2007

February 2007

Wednesday 28th February 2007
There were 16 Whooper Swans and one Water Rail at Ballycar
Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus. 

Tuesday 27th February 2007
The Whooper Swan flock at Balygireen has dropped slightly to 46 birds.
There were 14 Whooper Swans still at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Monday 26th February 2007
There were two Jack Snipe at a small wetland area in
the middle of Shannon Town.

Sunday 25th February 2007
The female BUFFLEHEAD and drake Green-winged Teal were
both at Lough Atedaun (Tim Griffin).
The female Ring-necked Duck was at Lough Inchiquin (Tim Griffin).
Two first-winter Glaucous Gulls were at Seafield, Quilty
along with 110 Purple Sandpipers and 16 Rock Doves.
One first-winter Glaoucous Gull was at Lough Donnell.
Two male Hen Harriers, one Merlin and two Jack Snipe
were at Dunagoor Bog near the Cliffs of Moher.
One Peregrine was at Liscannor.
One female Scaup was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon.
A flock of 14 Whooper Swans and1200 Golden Plover were at 
Islandavanna, Clarecastle.
The Whooper Swans at Ballygireen number 60 today ane 14 Whooper
Swans were stil at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Two Ravens were seen near Darragh. 

Saturday 24th February 2007
Today at Seafield, Quilty there were two first-winter Glaucous Gulls
and one second-winter Iceland Gull.
There was one adult Iceland Gull at Lough Donnell.
A flock of 45 Brent Gesse and two Little Egrets were at the bridge
in Lahinch Marsh.
Four Greylag Geese and one Water Rail were at Fenloe Lake,
Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Friday 23rd February 2007
The female BUFFLEHEAD was at Lough Atedaun today (Barry Howell).
There were two Green Sandpipers at Ballycorick Bridge, near Ballynacally.
One Dipper was on the Claureen River near Kilmaley.
One Little Egret was at Blackweir Bridge, Poulnasherry Bay. 

Thursday 22nd February 2007
There was a male Goshawk near Darragh this afternoon (Barry O’ Donoghue).
A male bird was also seen near Inagh a couple of weeks ago, possibly the
same individual.
One eclipsed drake and one female  Ring-necked Duck were at Ballyallia
Lake (Finbarr MacGabhann).
There was one second-winter Iceland Gull at Quilty. 
Two Greylag Geese and 14 Whooper Swans were at Ballycar Lake,
Newmarket-on-Fergus.
One Dipper was on the Claureen River near Kilmaley.

Wednesday 21st February 2007
The female BUFFLEHEAD was still at Lough Aredaun (John N Murphy & Andy Smith).
The Ring-necked Duck hen was also atill at Lough Inchiquin (John N Murphy & Andy Smith).
A flock of 22 White-fronted Geese were at Tubber and one Long-tailed Duck was found
inland on Lough Cullaun in the Burren.
The flock of 14 Whooper Swans was at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
One Dipper was at the Falls at Ennistymon.
One Little Egret was at Lahinch Marsh.

Tuesday 20th February 2007
There were two 1st-winter Iceland Gulls and two Long-tailed Ducks
at Liscannor. Two Little Egrets were at Lahich Marsh.
The Albino Great Northern Diver was at Black Head.  
There were 74 Whooper Swans at Ballygireen today.
One male Blackcap was at Oak Park, Ennis this afternoon.
One Dipper was on the Claureen River, near Kilmaley

Sunday 18th February 2007
Two Black-throated Dibvers and one Little Egret wer at the
Rine, Ballyvaughan.
There were 20 Whooper Swans and 15 White-fronted Geese
at Tullagher Bog today.
A flock of 14 Whooper Swans were at Ballycar Lake, Newmarket-on Fergus.

Saturday 17th February 2007
The female BUFFLEHEAD was at Lough Atedaun (John Wright).
One female Ring-necked Duck was at Lough Inchiquin (John Wright).

Friday 16th February 2007
One Jay was at the Lees Wood Road in Ennis  this afternoon.

Thursday 15th February 2007
One male Ring-necked Duck was at Ballyallia (Finbarr MacGabhann).

Wednesday 14th February 2007
A flock of 12 Whooper Swans were at Ballycar Lake, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Tuesday 13th January 2007
One Jay was at the Lees Wood Road, Ennis.

Monday 12th February 2007
There were eight Yellowhammers and on Jay
at Ballycarroll, Barefield.

Sunday 11th February 2007
The female BUFFLEHEAD is still at Lough Atedaun (Alyn Walsh).

Saturday 10th February 2007
The female BUFFLEHEAD was once again at Lough Atedaun.
Two first-winter Iceland Gulls were at Lahinch Marsh.
One Brambling was at Cullaunysheeda Lake.
One Little Egret was one mudflats near Inishcullen Hill, Shannon.

Friday 9th February 2007
The female BUFFLEHEAD is still at Lough Atedaun (Stan Nugent & Andy Clifton).
One female Ring-necked Duck was at Lough Inchiquin and one drake
Ring-necked Duck is at Ballyallia Lake (Stan Nugent).
The second winter male Marsh Marrier was seen crossing the main Corofin/
Ennis road just south of Corofin (Stan Nugent).

Thursday 8th February 2007
A Marsh Harrier was seen flying from the Lees Wood Road, Ennis in the
direction of Ballyallia Lake as it was mobbed by smaller passerines (Tom Lynch).
There was also one Jay in the Lees Road Wood.

Wednesday 7th February 2007
There were two 1st-winter and one 2nd-winter Glaucous Gulls
at Seafield, Quilty.
One Peregrine was at Ing, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Tuesday 6th February 2007
There were four Snow Buntings, one 1st-winter Iceland Gull and one Sandwich Tern,
all on the Rine, Ballyvaughan.
There were 90 Brent Geese at Lough Murree with one albino Curlew at Lough Bunny.
One male Blackcap was at Ballyallia Lake.

Monday 5th February 2007
The female  BUFFLEHEAD was at Lough Atedaun (Christy Meehan et al).
The female Ring-necked Duck was also still on Lough Inchiquin (Christy Meehan et al).
The female Black Redstart was seen near Kilkee Golf Club earlier today.
One male Blackcap was at Oak Park, in Ennis.
The eight Yellowhammers are now visiting several gardens at Barefield. 

Sunday 4th February 2007
Female BUFFLEHEAD still at Lough Atedaun (Seán Ronayne & Tom Cuffe).
Over 20 Black-throated Divers were off the Rine, Ballyvaughan.
One Short-eared Owl was at Tullagher Bog.

Saturday 3rd February 2007
There was one Green Sandpiper on the Fergus River near the back of Willow
Park Ennis.

Friday 2nd February 2007
The female BUFFLEHEAD has taken up residency at Lough Atedaun (John Rattigan).
Over 50 Black-throated Divers, 16 Long-tailed Ducks, 65 Common Scoter, one 1st-winter
Iceland Gull, one Little Egret and 20 Grey Plover were at the Rine, Ballyvaughan.
There were four Jays at the Lees Road Wood in Ennis.

Thursday 1st February 2007
The female BUFFLEHEAD is still at Lough Atedaun along with
19 Whooper Swans and the neck banded bird (John Rattigan, Killian Mullarney
& Paul Archer).
One female Ring-necked Duck and 13 Gadwall were at Lough
Inchiquin (John Rattigan).
Two drake and one hen Ring-necked Ducks were at Ballyallia Lake this
afternoon along with one male Marsh Harrier (Finbarr MacGabhann).

A Green Sandpiper and one Grey Wagtail were at Ballycorick Bridge.
One Dipper and two Grey Wagtails were at the Falls at Clondaged,
on the Owenslieve River.

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