Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wednesday 30th November 2011

A Little Egret was seen flying over the M7 at Roxboro

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Wednesday 30th November 2011

Wednesday 30th November 2011

Whimbrel on the Flaggy Shore © John N Murphy

Four Black-throated Divers, one adult Sandwich Tern, 200 Dunlin, 40 Bar-tailed Godwits and 60 Brent Geese were in Ballyvaughan Bay.
The Pink-footed Goose and 74 Greylag Geese were at Lough Muchanagh.
One Whimbrel was still feeding along the Flaggy Shore.
Two Little Egrets, 40 Brent Geese and 30 Wigeon were at Lough Murree.
A flock of 200 Teal, 30 Wigeon, 25 Shellduck and 60 Redshank were at Bell Harbour.
One male Hen Harrier and 300 Golden Plover were at Tool’s Lough.
Ten Whooper Swans were at Burrin lake.
Two Chiffchaffs were at the Ailwee Caves.
A female Blackcap was at Oak Park Ennis this morning.
One Woodcock was at Roxton, Corofin.
There were 300 Golden Plover at Moveen, Kilkee.

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Tuesday 29th November 2011

Tuesday 29th November 2011

Colour ringed Brent Goose at Ballyvaughan © Barry Howell

A Jay was at Lees Road Wood this evening.

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Monday 28th November 2011

Monday 28th November 2011

Kestrel ©Tom Tarpey

A Buzzard, a Sparrowhawk, a Kestrel, two Ravens, 30 Lapwing and 60 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were seen near Pallasgreen.

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Monday 28th November 2011

One Chiffchaff was at Applewood, Ballycar.

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Sunday 27th November 2011

Sunday 27th November 2011

Goldfinch at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

There were 58 Pochard, 56 Tufted Duck, 19 Wigeon, four Shoveler, two Gadwall, a Teal, a Scaup, 120 Lapwing, a Snipe, a Black-tailed Godwit, 11 Mute Swans, 126 Coot, six Moorhens, six Little Grebes and a Little Egret were at the Coonagh Lagoons today. A Kestrel, three Skylarks and a mixed flock of finches were also in the area.
A flock of 70 Wigeon, 50 Tufted Duck, 20 Teal, 17 Shoveler, 3 Gadwall, 25 Mute Swans, 20 Cormorants, a Water Rail, 16 Greylag Geese and 44 Whooper Swans were at Lough Gur.

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Sunday 27th November 2001

At Black Head this morning there was one Leach’s Petrel, a first-winter Iceland Gull close in along the shore, 275 auks, 180 Kittiwakes and 100 Gannets.
The leucistic Great Northern Diver was also back on the sea at Black Head.

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Saturday 26th November 2011

The Pink-footed Goose was still at Lough Muckanagh along with 41 White-fronted Geese, 80 Greylag Geese, one male Hen Harrier and six Goldeneye.

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Friday 25th November 2011

At the Bridges of Ross today there was 3,700 Kittiwakes, 3,400 Gannets, 2,200 Auks, 1,000 Fulmars, 28 Great Skuas, five Pomarine Skuas, ten Manx Shearwaters, seven Sooty Shearwaters, three Great Northern Divers, four Grey Phalaropes and a Common Scoter.
Twelve Purple Sandpipers were at Ross Bay.
One Merlin, 45 Curlew and 17 Purple Sandpipers were at Clahane.

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Friday 25th November 2011

A Night Heron was seen flying towards the River Feale at Abbeyfeale today(Ed Carty).

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