Clare Bird Sightings

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Tuesday 22nd August 2017

Adult Rose-coloured Starling at Kilkee Eanna O’Flynn

One adult Rose-coloured Starling is on the grounds of the Kilkee Bay Hotel this evening.(Eanna O’Flynn)
So far there have been nine records for the county. The first record for Clare was of an adult bird shot at Roxton, Corofin in 1808. The next was another bird shot in the county during the summer of 1830.
In the 1900’s there were two records. One adult male was shot at Sixmilebridge in the first week of July 1937. The next bird also an adult was in a private garden at Tradaree Court, Shannon Town on 29th July 1989.
The majority of records came in during 2000’s. One adult was at Spanish Point from the 2nd to 19th of July 2000. One adult was at Marrion Avenue, Ennis from the 1st to 12th July 2001. One adult was seen on rooftops near the Half Way House Pub, Ennis from the 19th to 25th August 2007. One adult was at Spanish Point on 13th June 2012.
A Buzzard was at Exit 13 on the M18 this morning.(Páidí Cullinan & John N Murphy)
There were four Green Sandpipers at Lough Gash. (JNM)


Monday 21st August 2017

Monday 21st August 2017

Juvenile Buzzard outside Ennis near Exit 13 John N Murphy

There were two Arctic Skuas, 28 Whimbrel, 20 Curlew and 15 Turnstone at the Bridges of Ross with one Willow Warbler in Kilbaha (John N Murphy, Neal Warnock et al).
One Buzzard was near Exit 13 on the M18 outside Ennis (Seamus Hassett)
A Ruff, two Med Gull, 25 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Lapwing and 30 Curlew were at a flooded field near the Pitch and Putt course on the Lahinch to Liscannor Road.(Jeff Copner)
A Peregrine was at Lahinch Marsh.(Jeff Copner and Dave McNamara)
Three Whimbrel were at Clahane.(JC & DMcN)


Saturday 19th August 2017

There were four Wilson’s Petrels, one Great Shearwater, 36 Sooty Shearwater, 26 Storm Petrel, 20 Great Skua, 15 Arctic Skua, two Long-tailed Skua, a Sabine’s Gull, a Puffin and four Common Scoter at the Bridges of Ross.(John N. Murphy, Neal Warnock, Andrew McMillan, Mick Boyle and Christian Osthoff)


Friday 18th August 2017

A BAROLO SHEARWATER was west of the Bridges of Ross at 10.25.(Niall T. Keogh et al)
Eight Wilson’s Storm Petrel, seven Common Scoter, six Leach’s Storm Petrel, 85 Storm Petrel, 14 Great Shearwater, 20 Cory’s Shearwater, over 200 Sooty Shearwater, around 16000 Manx Shearwater, two Balearic Shearwater, 16 Great Skua, five Pomaraine Skua, four Arctic Skua, eight Long-tailed Skua, 10 Sabine’s Gull, 37 Arctic Tern, 23 Sandwich Tern, five Grey Phalarope, a Puffin, 14 Whimbrel, 16 Black-tailed Godwit and four Teal were at the Bridges of Ross.(Niall T. Keogh, Brian Porter, Des Higgins, Cathay Forkan, Paul Troake, Dermot Breen, Geoff Pearson, Victor Caschera, Mark Stewart, Conor Foley, Donal Foley, Jim Sheehan, Andrew McMillan, Mick Boyle and Neal Warnock.)
A flock of between three to four hundred Sand Martin were at Ballyallia Lake this evening.(Páidí Cullinan)


Sunday 20th August 2017

A Barn Owl was seen at Patrickswell, Lough Gur (Anne Mee).


Saturday 19th August 2017

A juvenile Buzzard was at Ballyorgan (Tony Nee).


Thursday 17th August 2017

One Great Shearwater, 17 Sooty Shearwaters, 2,000 Manxies, one adult Pomarine Skua, one Storm Petrel and two Commom Scoter were at the Bridges of Ross (Dave McNamara)
There were three Storm Petrels at Carrigaholt (DMcN)
The albino Curlew is back in the Ballyvaughan area.(Páidí Cullinan)


Friday 18th August 2017

27 Gadwall, 37 Tufted Duck and 14 Swift were at Coonagh (TT).


Thursday 17th August 2017

A Green Sandpiper was on the Maigue at Banogue(Andrew Holmes).
14 Gadwall, ten Mallard, 33 Tufted Duck, five Pochard, a Swift and 80 Sand Martins were at Coonagh(TT).


Tuesday 15th August 2017

A Buzzard was seen near Banogue (Andrew Holmes).


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