Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sunday 11th December 2011

The female Marsh Harrier was at Tool’s Lough.
There were seven Great Northern Divers, 30 plus Brent Geese and 200 Common Scoter at Doorus Pier on the Clare/Galway border.
Over 200 Brent Geese were in a field near Finvarra Point.
Seven Purple Sandpipers and five Great Northern Divers were at the Flaggy Shore.
One Merlin was at Applewood, Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

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Thursday 8th December 2011

There were five Yellowhammers at Mullaghmore.
One Peregrine was at Lough Atedaun.
One Little Egret was at Drumcliff, Ballyallia along with 22 Whooper Swans.
There were three Woodcock at Rath, Corofin.

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Tuesday 6th December 2011

The female Marsh Harrier was seen hunting at Tool’s Lough again today.
One juvenile Hen Harrier wearing wing tags (orange on left, green on right) was seen hunting around Ballyallia Lake along with one Peregrine, two Little Egrets, 19 Whooper Swans and 30 Pintail.

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Monday 5th December 2011

A flock of 12 Greylag Geese and one Water Rail were at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

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Sunday 4th December 2011

The female Marsh Harrier was seen hunting arounds Tool’s Lough.
One Barn Owl was in Crusheen village.
A flock of 25 Whooper Swans were at Drumcliff, Ballyallia Lake.

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Saturday 3rd December 2011

The female Marsh Harrier and seven Goldeneye were at Cullaun Lough, the Burren.
The Pink-footed Goose,19 White-fronted Geese, 74 Greylag Geese and four Goldeneye were at loch Muchanagh.
At the Birdwatch Ireland outing to Ballyallia Lake this morning there were ten Pintail, 17 Gadwall, 70 Shoveler and a family party of five Whooper Swan.
One male Blackcap was at a garden in Sixmilebridge.

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Friday 2nd December 2011

One male Blackcap was at Applewood, Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

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Thursday 1st December 2011

The female Marsh Harrier was back at Lough Muckanagh this afternoon along with 31 White-fronted Geese, the Pink-footed Goose and 60 Greylag Geese.
One Little Egret was at Drumcliff, Ballyallia Lake.

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Thursday 1st December 2011

A large flock of Starlings with over 20,000 birds was seen heading to roost near the Limerick Tunnel Toll Plaza this evening.

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