Monthly Archives: May 2012

Saturday 12th May 2012

The Todd’s Canada Goose and a Kingfisher were back in the Post Office Field in Ennis town.

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Friday 11th May 2012

One Merlin was being mobbed by two Chough at Coosheen, Kilkee.

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Tuesday 8th May 2012

A first-summer Iceland Gull, 25 Red-throated Divers, seven Great Northern Divers, a male Peregrine, 20 Common Scoter, three Brent Geese, three White Wagtails and ten Sanderling were at Liscannor.
Eight Common Crossbills were at Roxton, Corofin.
One juvenile Dipper was at Kilcornan, Ennistymon.

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Monday 7th May 2012

Monday 7th May 2012

White-tailed Eagle at Glensharrold ©Mike Flanagan.

A White-tailed Eagle was seen this afternoon at Glensharrold, Carrigkerry (Moss O’Connor, Mike Flanagan). A Cuckoo was also seen in the area.


White-tailed Eagle ©Mike Flanagan, ©Moss O’Connor, Female Cuckoo ©Moss O’Connor.

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Sunday 6th May 2012

Seven Swift, six Whimbrel and a Dunlin were at the Charleville Lagooons.
Cuckoos were reported from Lough Gur, Drombanna, Bauraneag,Carrigkerry and Grouse Lodge, Ardagh.
A Whitethroat was also at Grouse Lodge.
Nine Blackcaps were recorded in one CBS tetrad at Currachase. Four House Martins were also seen in the area.

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Sunday 6th May 2012

A short-eared Owl was seen standing on a fence post just outside Moyasta.
There were five Tree Sparrows at Finvarra village.

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Saturday 5th May 2012

Saturday 5th May 2012

Fourth year male White-tailed Eagle at Mountshannon ©Tom Tarpey

The young pair of White-tailed Eagles nesting at Mountshannon have continued to show great dedication to incubation duties, with both birds sharing the task and maintaining round the clock cover at the nest. The pair, a three year old female(green tag) and a four year old male(red tag), are exceptionally young breeders.
Two Swifts and two Whimbrel were seen at Mountshannon on the White-tailed Eagle nest watch.


Fourth year male White-tailed Eagle ©Tom Tarpey

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Saturday 5th May 2012

A Whitethroat was in song at Gooig Bog.

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Thursday 3rd May 2012

Along with the two White-tailed Sea Eagles at Mount Shannon there were several Swifts along with small but regular flocks of Whimbrel flying north, one Common Sandpiper at the pier and a Mediterranean Gull mobbing Common Terns.

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Tuesday 1st May 2012

There was one Common Sandpiper, two White Wagtails and 60 Whimbrel at Clahane.
A flock of 12 Crossbills were at Gortcoirce.

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