Monthly Archives: April 2012

Friday 20th April 2012

There were nine White Wagtails, five Whimbrel, seven Purple Sandpipers and one Great Northern Diver (summer plumage) at Clahane.

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Sunday 22nd April 2012

Four Whimbrel were at Caherline.
A Buzzard was seen flying over the M20 south west of Patrickswell.

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Friday 20th April 2012

A Black Redstart was seen in a private garden in Bruff today.

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Wednesday 18th April 2012

There were 15 White Wagtails, two Purple Sandpipers, two Shellduck and four Great Northern Divers at Seafield.
Two Whimbrel and thirteen White Wagtail were seen at Clahane.
Four White Wagtails were at Cregg Beach, Liscannor Bay.
One Crossbill was at Gortcoirce, Dysert.

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Tuesday 17th April 2012

Five Little Gulls and a ring-tailed Hen Harrier were at Mount Shannon, Lough Derg.
One male Hen Harrier was seen hunting near Clogga, Sixmilebridge.

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Monday 16th April 2012

Four Blackcap were singing in Lees Road Wood this evening.
Two Jay were also present there.

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Sunday 15th April 2012

One Buzzard was at was at Ballybeg, Ennis.
Three Grasshopper Warblers were singing at Doo Lough, Mount Callan.
Two male Yellowhammer along with a Raven were at Mulloughmore.
A female Yellowhammer was at nearby South Commons
Four Blackcap were singing at Dromore Nature Reserve

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Sunday 15th April 2012

A Herring Gull with atypical pale yellow legs was seen at Tarbert (Geoff Hunt).
A Little Egret was seen on the Shannon at the Mill Road, Corbally.

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Saturday 14th April 2012

Four Hen Harriers were seen in the Doon area during the Branch Outing. Two Crossbills were also heard in the area.

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Saturday 14th April 2012

At the Clare Birdwatch outing to the Fanore/Caher Valley today the following were seen- 2 Dipper, 2 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat,1 Merlin, 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Diver (in summer plumage), 4 Sandwich Tern, 1 Raven, and 10 Wheatear. Many of those present saw their first Swallow of the year also.
One Buzzard was at Mount Shannon today.
The first Cuckoo in the county was heard at Ballyogan, Barefield
Seventeen Brent Geese were at Ballyvaughan.

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