Monthly Archives: December 2011

Friday 23rd December 2011

There were 24 Whooper Swans and 60 Greylag Geese on flooded fields near the Mill Road Grid Ref (557940,659001).

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Friday 23rd December 2011

The Red-necked Grebe was back at Lough Cullaun, the Burren.
One juvenile Hen Harrier was at Lough Muchanagh.
A group of 12 Crossbills were at Moanreel.
A flock of 40 Whooper Swans, 46 Greylag Geese, three Greenshanks and three Water Rails were at Ballycar Lough.
There was on male & one female Blackcap at Oak Park, Ennis.

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Thursday 22nd December 2011

Thursday 22nd December 2011

Red-necked Grebe at Cullaun Lake © Dave McNamara.

A Red-necked Grebe was at Lough Cullaun, the Burren, this morning.
One juvenile Hen Harrier was at Lough Muchanagh.

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Wednesday 21st December 2011

An adult male Green-winged Teal was found at Lough Gur (Tom Tarpey). The bird was associating with the main Teal flock at the southern end of the lake. Other birds of note there were 381 Teal, 320 Wigeon, 87 Tufted Duck, 43 Mallard, eight Shoveler, two Gadwall, 65 Curlew, 100 Lapwing and a Peregrine Falcon.

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Monday 19th December 2011

A Barn Owl was seen crossing the N21 near Castlematrix, Rathkeale this morning.

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Wednesday 21st December 2011

Wednesday 21st December 2011

Meadow Pipit © John N Murphy

The female Marsh Harrier was at Lough Muchanagh.
There was one Peregrine and 1,000 Lapwings at Tool’s Lough.
Eight Goldeneye were at Lough Cullaun.
Four Woodcock were near Ruan Village.
The immature colour wing-tagged Hen Harrier was back at Drumcliff, Ballyallia Lake along with one Little Egret and 49 Whooper Swans.
One male Blackcap was at Applewood, Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
One female Blackcap was at Oak Park, Ennis.

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Monday 19th December 2011

Two Kingfishers were at O Briens Bridge.
A small group of 13 Goldeneye and five Whooper Swans were at the Moys, Killaloe.
There were 100 Pochard were at Ardclooney.

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Sunday 18th December 2011

A Chiffchaff showing characteristics of the Siberian race tristis was seen at Coonagh today(Geoff Hunt). Also seen there were 114 Teal, 32 Tufted Duck, 22 Pochard, 15 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, six Wigeon, 250 Coot, 22 Greylag Geese, 12 Mute Swans, three Little Grebes, 42 Black-tailed Godwits, 18 Lapwing, two Snipe, a Little Egret and Grey Heron.

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Sunday 18th December 2011

There were 30 Black-throated Divers, one first-winter Little Gull and two Long-tailed Ducks off Finvarra Point.
One female Eider, 12 long-tailed Ducks and one Purple Sandpiper was on the Flaggy Shore.
A flock of 36 Whoopers Swans, 42 Greylag Geese, two water rails and 28 Curlew were at Ballycar Lough.
One Crossbill was seen over a garden in Darragh.
One inland record of a Great Northern Diver at Lough Bunny.

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Saturday 17th December 2011

Saturday 17th December 2011

Male Crossbill, Moanreel © Jeff Copner

The Marsh Harrier, one Hen Harrier and 40 White-fronted Geese were at Lough Muchanagh.
There were 14 Crossbill in Barrys Orchard, Moanreel
There were 80 Black-tailed Godwits and 300 Golden Plover at Lough Atedaun.
One Barn Ow was near Darragh.
Another Barn Owl was at Barefield.
Nine Goldeneye were at Lough Cullaun.
Two Woodcock were at Rath Lake.

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