Monthly Archives: March 2013

Wednesday 20th March 2013

Two Hawfinches were at the Curraghchase (Finbarr MacGabhann).
Single Buzzards were seen today at Castle Oliver, Ballyorgan and at the M20 Ballyclough/Dooradoyle Junction.
There were 23 Whooper Swans were at Herbertstown.

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Monday 18th March 2013

Two Hawfinches were seen briefly near the upper playground at Curraghchase today (Tom Tarpey).

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Saturday 16th March 2013

An immature White-tailed Eagle flew high over Clonmoney/Bunratty this morning heading south towards Limerick (John Rattigan). The drake Lesser Scaup and drake greater Scaup were at Lough Gash (John N Murphy). The drake Ring-necked Duck was at Roo Lake (John N  Murphy).  There were 80 Black-throated Divers  (Jeff Copner & John N Murphy), along with one first-winter Glaucous Gull between Black Head and Gleninagh Castle.  Between Black Head and Aughinish Island there were 130 Great Northern Divers, 120 Common Scoter, 14 Long-tailed Ducks, 90 Red-breasted Mergansers four Little Egrets and 200 Brent Geese. There were three Yellowhammers at Mullaghmore. Three Little Egrets were at Ballyallia Lake.

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Friday 15th March 2013

Two White-tailed Eagles were at Mount Shannon this afternoon. A Sand Martin was seen earlier today at Rosroe Lake. There were 16 Little Egrets at Ballyallia Lake. The Whooper swan flock at Ballygireen was up to 116 birds.


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Wednesday 13th March 2013

A Buzzard was seen near Patrickswell.
A female Blackcap was at Monaleen.

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Tuesday 12th March 2013

A male and female Blackcap were at Oak Park Ennis.

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Monday 11th March 2013

The first Sand Martin report of the year comes from the Shannon at Plassey where a flock of ten birds was seen in the early afternoon.

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Saturday 9th March 2013

The first Wheatear of the year was at Lough Murree on the Flaggy Shore . Nine Great Northern Diver were seen in the Ballyvaughan area at the Branch outing.
A Kingfisher was on the River Fergus at Woodquay car-park Ennis.

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Tuesday 5th March 2013

The drake Ring-necked Duck and 17 Whooper swans were at Roo Lough on the Clare/Galway border (Dave McNamara).  Three first year Glaucous Gulls were at Clahane.  There were 50 Gadwall and one Jay at Lough Inchiquin.   One Woodcock and one Dipper were at the Glebe, Ennistymon.

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Monday 4th March 2013

The drake Smew was at Rossroe Lake (Finbarr MacGabhann).

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