Clare Bird Sightings

Monday 27th November 2023

A Buzzard was at Ballyclough (Derek Casey).


Sunday 26th November 2023

A Goshawk was at Spancilhill.(Jason Horner)
A Swallow was at Clahane.(Nick Larter, Geoff Pearson)
A Short-eared Owl was at Moyasta.(Sean and Peter Whelan)
Sixteen Purple Sandpiper and a Whimbrel were at Clahane.(GP)


Saturday 25th November 2023

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard drumming at Curraghchase during the BWI outing. (Clodagh Glasgow, Maura Turner, James Organ et al.)
A Common Sandpiper was at Bunlickey (Gerry Murphy).


Saturday 25th November 2023

One Short-eared Owl, one immature Long-tailed Duck, 218 Shelduck, one Black Guillemot, 60 Brent Geese, 45 Little Egrets and 12 Great Northern Diver were at Poulnasherry Bay.(John N.Murphy)
At Loop Head there was one Buzzard and one Merlin. (JNM)
Five Purple Sandpiper were at Clahane.(Geoff Pearson)


Friday 24th November 2023

A Marsh Harrier, a probable sub-adult male, was seen at Lough Gur. Six Gadwall, seven Wigeon, eight Mallard, ten Tufted Duck and 19 Curlew were also present (TT).


Friday 24th November 2023

Two White-tailed Eagles were still at Lough Muckanagh today. (Maura Crowe)


Wednesday 22nd November 2023

The Ring-necked Duck was seen at Lough Gur again today (Gerry Murphy).
A Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard drumming at Curraghchase (Geoff Hunt).
An adult Mediterranean Gull was at Robertstown (TT).


Tuesday 21st November 2023

Tuesday 21st November 2023

Ring-necked Duck (left) ©Tom Tarpey

A drake Ring-necked Duck was at Lough Gur. This is the 7th record for the County. Five Tufted Duck, 73 Wigeon and six Mallard were also present (Tom Tarpey).


Monday 20th November 2023

An adult female Velvet Scoter was at Poulnasherry Bay.(Páidí Cullinan)
A Barn Owl flew across the Tulla Road at Tierney’s Shop this evening.(James Organ)


Sunday 19th November 2023

At Black Head between 08.15-10.55 a Little Auk, nine Sooty Shearwater, four Manx Shearwater, one Storm Petrel and one first-winter Little Gull were observed.(Paul Troake)


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