Monthly Archives: January 2013

Friday 4th January 2013

Friday 4th January 2013

Rescued Buzzard flies off after release © John N Murphy

The immature drake Lesser Scaup was still at Lough Gash (John N Murphy et al), but there was no sign of the female and the Tufted Ducks are down to 20 birds.
One drake Green-winged Teal was at the Sannon Airport Lagoon (John N Murphy). Also at the SAL were 120 Teal, 24 Gadwall, 16 Shoveler, 200 Lapwing, 200 Redshanks, 50 Knot, 150 Dunlin, one Little Egret and two Water Rail.
The Common Buzzard that was taken into captivity before the Christmas made a great recovery and was released today at an undisclosed site on the Shannon Estuary.
A fully white albino Great Northern Diver was back at Black Head for the sixth consecutive winter.
One Little Egret was at Ing in the Fergus Estuary.
Two Jay were at Lees Road Wood this afternoon.
A male Blackcap was in a garden in Oak Park Ennis.

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Thursday 3rd January 2012

The immature drake Lesser Scaup was at Lough Gash but the female has departed the lake (John N Murphy). Duck numbers were very low on he lough.
One Little Egret, 31 Greylag Geese, one Jay and two Ravens were at the North side of Ballyallia Lake.
A flock of 300 Black-tailed Godwits were at Lough Atedaun of which two birds were wearing colour leg bands.
One Great Northern Diver was at Lough Muchanagh.

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Tuesday 1st January 2013

Nine Waxwings were seen near the Old Crescent rugby grounds at Rossbrien.
Ten Waxwings were at the Golf Links Road, Castletroy this evening.

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Wednesday 2nd January 2012

The young male Lesser Scaup was joined again today by a female bird at Lough Gash (John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhainn).

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Tuesday 1st January 2013

The first-winter drake Lesser Scaup was at Lough Gash with a possible female bird that was accompanying the young male (John N Murphy & Andy Smith). Also at Lough Gash were the drake and hen Greater Scaup, 40 Tufted Ducks and 60 Little Grebes.

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Monday 31st December 2012

Two Little Egrets were at Drumcliff, Ballyallia Lake.
There were 16 Greylag Geese and two Water Rails at Ballycar Lough.

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