Monthly Archives: April 2007

May 2007

Thursday 31st of May 2007
A Raven was recorded at New Road Ennis this morning.
A Blackcap was singing at Dromore this evening.

Wednesday 30th of May 2007
A pair of Yellowhammer were seen this morning at Caherconnell Stone Fort
in the Burren.

Tuesday 29th of May 2007
A pair of Common Sandpiper and 4 chicks were seen at Lough Bunny.
A Water Rail was also seen there and 2 more were spotted at Shannon Airport Lagoon.
A Blackcap was singing at Lees Road Wood and 2 more were singing in Dromore Nature Reserve.
A Raven was seen close to the entrance to Dromore.
A pair of Spotted Flycatchers were seen near Inch Bridge.

Monday 28th of May 2007
A Jay was heard in Lees Road Wood this afternoon.
Two Tree Sparrows were seen at Clahaun.
Two Peregrine and 300 Manx Shearwaters were reported from Black Head.

Sunday 27th of May 2007
A Blackcap was singing at Lees Road Wood this morning.
The OSPREY was seen near Lahinch Golf Club again this afternoon.
Two Chough were also present in the same area.
A female Hen Harrier was reported from Donagoor Bog.
An Arctic Skua was seen in Liscannor.

Saturday 26th of May 2007
An OSPREY was  spotted at the back of the castle at Lahinch Golf Course.(Geoff Pearson)
Good views of bird feeding on a fish on top of electricity pole.
The two Pomarine Skua are still at Creg Beach Lahinch.Can be viewed from a distance of 2 metres.
A Jay and 2 Blackcap were at Lees Road Wood this morning.
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Osprey at Lahinch (videograb)  © Stan Nugent

Friday 25th of May 2007
A Jay was seen in Lees Road Wood this evening.
One Artcic Skua was off Quilty.
Two POMARINE SKUA still at Creg Beach Lahinch.Three Raven also there.

Thursday 24th of May 2007
One POMARINE SKUA was still feeding on the  carcass at Creg Beach Lahinch
this morning.In the evening a second POMARINE SKUA joined in the feast.
An Arctic Skua and thirty Sandwich Tern were seen at Liscannor.
Three Blackcap were at Lees Road Wood and another at Cranny.
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Pomarine Skua at Lahinch (videograb) © Stan Nugent

Wednesday 23rd of May 2007
Two POMARINE SKUA  were at Creg Beach Lahinch(Milltown-Malbay road) all day.
They were feeding on a carcass very close to the shore.(Dave McNamara)
They were joined later in the evening by 2 Arctic Skua.

Pomarine Skuas at Lahinch © Dave MacNamara

Tuesday 22nd of May 2007
An adult Ringed-billed Gull and a Peregrine were at Lough Donnel(Dave McNamara)
Four Tree Sparrows and three Ravens were spotted at Liscannor and another Tree Sparrow
was seen at Clahaun,Liscannor.
At least three Blackcap were singing this evening in Lees Road Wood and another
was seen at Ballyallia Lake later.

Monday 21st of May 2007
Two Blackcap were singing this afternoon in Lees Road Wood,Ennis,and
 2 more were seen  later in the evening on the Rabbit Island Trail in
Dromore Wood Nature Reserve .A single Blackcap was also reported from
Cranny and Ballyallia Lake.
Up to 30 Whitethroat were reported from Cranny area.

Sunday 20th 0f May 2007
At the Dawn Chorus outing to the Burren this morning 8 Yellowhammers were
seen near Mullaghmore with one more at Commons South Kilnaboy.
Two Common Sandpipers  and 2 Blackcaps were observed near Mullaghmore also.
A good number of cuckoos were calling in the area as well.
Four Tree Sparrows were seen in Liscannor and a Peregrine was spotted
in Lahinch Marsh.

Saturday May 19th 2007
A Jay was spotted in Lees Road Wood Ennis this afternoon and
a Blackcap was also singing there.

Friday 18th of May 2007
A Kingfisher flew past Drehidnagower Bridge in Ennis this evening.

Thursday 17th of May 2007
Two Tree Sparrows were seen at Liscannor with another at Seafield.
A Dipper was at the Falls in Ennistymon.
A Little Egret was observed at Killimer Ferry.

Wednesday 16th of May 2007
There were over 2000 Manx Shearwaters off the Bridges of Ross today.
Forty Purple Sandpipers were at Seafield near Quilty.
A Tree Sparrow was seen at Liscannor.

Tuesday 15th of May 2007
A Raven flew over Ennis CBS this morning and another  was seen
later in the evening at Ballyallia Lake.
A Blackcap was heard singing in Lees Road Wood this afternoon.

Monday 14th of May 2007
A Garganey was spotted at Shannon Airport Lagoon this afternoon.
Two Blackcap were singing at Lees Road Wood.

Sunday 13th of May 2007
Two Blackcap were singing at Dromore Wood near Ruan this afternoon.
A Jay and 2 Spotted Flycatcher were also present there.
There were 2 Whimbrel at Islandavanna this evening.

Saturday 12th of May 2007
Two Yellowhammer  and 3 Blackcap  were singing at Mullaghmore this evening.
Three Whitethroat were also singing at Commons South,Kilnaboy.

Friday 11th of May 2007
A male Blackcap was singing at Knockanean school today and
another later in the evening in Lees Road Wood.

Thursday 10th of May 2007
Three male Blackcap were singing in Dromore Wood this evening.
A Jay was heard in Lees Road Wood ,Ennis.
A small flock of Whimbrel were at Ballymacguiggan Lake, Drumcliffe.

Wednesday 9th of May 2007
A Jay flew over Lees Road Wood just before dusk.
Three Swifts were seen over  Knockanean school earlier today.

Tuesday 8th of May 2007
A flock of 46 Whimbrel were seen at the Flaggy Shore this morning.
There were 4 Swifts flying over Ballyallia Lake this evening.

Saturday 5th of May 2007
There were 3 cuckoos together on a telephone wire near Cranny this afternoon.
A Red-throated Diver was reported in Liscannor Bay.
A Little Egret was reported at Doora Bridge.

Friday 4th of May 2007
Female Hen Harrier at Lahinch Marsh.A Grasshopper Warbler was at Dunagoor Bog.
Up to 500 Whimbrel were spotted between Quilty and Lough Donnel.
Also good numbers of Whimbrel along the Flaggy Shore.
A flock of 20 Shearwaters were seen far out to sea  from the Flaggy Shore.

Thursday 3rd May 2007
There was a Blackcap singing at McGraths Quarry in Tulla this morning.
A small flock of 14 Whimbrel flew into Ballyblood Bog near Kilkishen.

Wednesday 2nd May 2007
There was one Blackcap and two Greylag Geese and 12 Whimbrel
at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
There were sixteen Whimbrel reported at Knockanean this afternoon and seven  over Ballyallia Lake, Ennis
 this evening.

Tuesday 1st May 2007
There was an Osprey resting on a spruce tree at the top of Slieve Elva

at approximately 6.25pm this evening (John N Murphy).
One Jay was also in the same spruce plantation as the Osprey.
One Blackcap was at Lisdoonvarna with another at Ballycar,
Newmarket-on-Fergus.
A flock of 65 Whimbrel flew over Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus this evening.
There were 89 Whimbrel at Islandavanna, Clarecastle.


Osprey at the top of Slieve Elva © John N Murphy

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April 07

Monday 30th April 2007
There was one Blackcap at Ballycar Newmarket-on-Fergus along with 87 Whimbrel.
One Blackcap was on the Lees Wood Road in Ennis with another
singing at Ballyallia Lake.
Two Yellowhammers and one Blackcap were at the Mullaghmore in
the Burren National Park.

Sunday 29th April 2007
In the hills south of Ballinruan, east Clare there were three Grasshopper
Warblers heard singing along with one Blackcap and one male Hen Harrier.
One Whitethroat was heard singing near Clahane, Liscannor.
One male Blackcap and a Peregrine were at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Saturday 28th April 2007
Six Yellowhammers were at Mullaghmore in the Burren.
Two White Wagtails and 20 Whimbrel were at Clahane, Liscannor.
A flock of 150 Whimbrel were at Liscannor.
Over 35 Whimbrel and a White Wagtail were on the beach at Quilty.
There were 100 Whimbrel and a Peregrine at Lough Donnell.
A Black-headed Gull was seen at Lahinch Marsh wearing yellow coloured
band on its left leg with the following details 283A (Dave McNamara).

Friday 27th April 2007
One Blackcap was singing at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Thursday 26th April 2007
There was one Blackcap at Doora Industrial Estate on the Quin Road, Ennis.
Three Swifts were in Ennis Town.
Two Common Sandpipers were at Lough Bunny.
One Common Sandpiper was at O’Briens Lough near Crusheen.

Wednesday 25th April 2007
One Swift was seen in Ennis Town.
A small bunch of 21 Whinbrel flew North-West over
Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus this evening.
There was also a Water Rail calling at Ballycar Lake.

Tuesday 24th April 2007
A flock of 82 Whimbrel were on the south end of the
beach at Seafield, Quilty today.

Monday 23rd April 2007
There were 20 Whimbrel at Seafirld, Quilty with another 40 were
at Liscannor.
One male Merlin was at the White Strand, Doonbeg.  

Sunday 22nd April 2007
One male Blackcap was at the Lees Road Wood today.

Friday 20th April 2007
A male Grasshopper Warbler was singing near Kilfenora today.
A sedge Warbler ws heard singing at Roche in Clarecastle.
There was two Long-tailed Ducks at Liscannor.
A flock of 59 Whimbrel flew north westwards over Ballycar,
Newmarket-on-Fergus this evening.
There ws also one male Blackcap and one Water Rail at Ballycar.
One Raven was at Oak Park, Ennis this morning.

Thursday 19th April 2007
One adult Ring-billed Gull and two Whimbrel were on Quilty beach.
One Black-throated Diver and one Whimbrel were at Liscannor.
One Raven was at Ennis Friary.
Two Ravens were at Kilbaha.
Two Yellowhammers were at Ballycarrol, Barefield.
One male Blackcap was singing at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Wednesday 18th April 2007
One adult Ring-billed Gull and two Whimbrel were on Quilty beach.
One White Wagtail, one Black-throated Diver and one Whimbrel
were at Liscannor.
There was one Raven in Sixmilebridge this morning.
Two Ravens were in Tescos Car Park in Ennis.

Tuesday 17th April 2007
One Cuckoo was heard calling this morning at Darragh.
There were three Whimbrel at Liscannor.
One Raven was at the Clare Museum.
A large arrival House Martins were seen along the River Fergus
with over 20 at Clarecastle and another 20 in Ennis town. 
One Blackcap was sining at Ballyallia Lake, Ennis.

Monday 16th April 2007
There was one first-winter Iceland Gull at Clahane, Liscannor.
One first-winter Glaucous Gull at Seafield, Quilty.
One first-winter Mediterranean Gull at Lahinch.
One first winter Mediterannean Gull at Quilty wearing a green
band on its left leg.
One Blackcap was at the Lees Wood Road.
One Blackcap was at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Sunday 15th April 2007 
One male Cuckoo was heard calling at Loughaun North, Magera today.
This was the first bird recorded in Clare this year.
There was also one male Hen Harrier at Maghera.
Three Crossbills were at Kilnacreagh Wood, (two females& one Male).
One Blackcap was at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Saturday 14th April 2007
Four Crossbills were at Kilnacreagh Wood along with 10 Siskins.
At the Shannon Airport Lagoon there were 187 Redshank, 500 Black-tailed Godwits,
82 Shelduck and one Little Egret.
One Blackcap was singing at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
Two Jays were at the Lees Wood Road in Ennis.
One Carrion Crow was still at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Feregus.

Friday 13th April 2007
One first winter Glaocous Gull was at Kilkee.
A small flock of 13 Chough were at Illaunonearaun along with good breeding
numbers of Cormarants and Lesser Black-backed Gulls all being overlooked 
by a pair of Raven.
One Raven and eight Yellowhammers were at Mullaghmore in the Burren.
One Carrion Crow was at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Thursday 12th April 2007
A small flock of 21 Great Northern Divers were at the Flaggy Shore in north Clare.
Ten Yellowhammers were at Mullaghmore in the Burren.

Wednesday 11th April 2007
One male Blackcap was singing at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
One Raven was at the friary in Ennis.

Tuesday 10th April 2007
Two Jays were on the Lees Wood Road in Ennis.
One Yellowhammer was at Poulnabrone in the Burren.
A flock of 22 Great Northern Divers were off Bishops Quarter near Ballyvaughan.

Friday 6th April 2007
Two Red Grouse were at Mount Callan.
Over 23 Red-throated Divers were at Liscannor.

Thursday 5th April 2007
One Willow Warbler was heard calling at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
A pair of Ravens seem to be taking up residency at the Friary in Ennis.

Tuesday 3rd April 2007
There was one Swallow at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
A flock of 146 Brent Geese were at Bishop’s Quarter in North Clare,
while an additional 133 Brent Geese were at Ballyvaughan.
One Yellowhammer was at Corconroe, the Burren.
Two first-winter Mediterannean Gulls and one Sandwich Tern
were on the beach at Quilty.
One female Hen Harrier was at Lough Donnell.

Monday 2nd April 2007
There was one Green Sandpiper, two Grey Wagtails  and
two Dippers at the Falls in Ennistymon.
One Peregrine was at the Liscannor Marsh.
Sunday 1st April 2007
There was on male Chiffchaff calling at the Lees Wood Road, Ennis.
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