Monthly Archives: May 2014

Friday 31st May 2014

A family party of four Chough were just south of Lahinch this evening.

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Thursday 29th May 2014

A male Yellowhammer was singing at Coolorta this morning. A Common Sandpiper was at Lough Gealán by Mullaghmore. A Buzzard was seen at Mountshannon.

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Wednesday 28th May 2014

A SNOWY OWL(Mark Lewis et al) was seen on Gleninagh Hill. Two male Yellowhammer were singing close to the Burren Perfumery. A Spotted Flycatcher and two Raven were in the same area. A male Yellowhammer,a Jay and four Blackcap were at Eagle Rock. Four Yellowhammer have been singing close to Lough Bunny over the past few days.

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Tuesday 27th May 2014

One drake Garganey was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon (Barry Henn). A male Yellowhammer was close to Caherconnell Stone Fort. Two Blackcap were singing at Lough Rask, Ballyvaughan.

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Friday 23rd May 2014

Two Spotted Flycatcher, three Jay and eight Blackcap were at Dromore Nature Reserve.

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Thursday 22nd May 2014

Two Grasshopper Warbler and four Whimbrel were at Lough Donnell. A mixed flock of around three hundred Swallow,House Martin, Sand Martin and Swift were feeding over Ballyallia this evening.

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Tuesday 20th May 2014

Eighty two Great Northern Diver were seen off the Flaggy Shore and seventeen more off Black Head.

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Sunday 18th May 2014

At a very wet National Dawn Chorus in the Burren this morning three Whitethroat were singing in South Commons and four on the Crag Road close to Mullaghmore. Two male Yellowhammer were also on the Crag Road. Three Blackcap were singing nearby and the Cuckoo was heard on a few occasions. Two pair of Jay were seen in Lees Road Wood this morning and ten Blackcap were in song there.

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Saturday 17th May 2014

Saturday 17th May 2014

Garganey at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

A drake Garganey was seen on the lower lagoon at Coonagh Nature Reserve today

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Monday 12th May 2014

Two Black-throated Diver were at the Flaggy Shore. Two Little Egret were at Lough Maree and another at Lough Bunny. Two pairs of Yellowhammer were on Crag Road near Mullaghmore. Eight Blackcap were singing in Lees Road Wood along with a Jay. Around thirty Swift were hawking insect over Ballyallia Lake this evening.

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