Clare Bird Sightings

Friday 14th January 2022

Buzzards were seen near Ardagh and Clonmacken (TT).
Three Little Egrets were at Kilscannell (TT).
A Blackcap was at Crecora (Derek Casey).
A Buzzard was at Ballysimon (DC).


Friday 14th January 2022

One Marsh Harrier and a male Hen Harrier were at Lough Cullaun. (James Organ)
There were 48 Whooper Swans at Moynoe. (Brendan Cooney)


Thursday 13th January 2022

Thursday 13th January 2022

Goosander at Ballymacrinan John N Murphy

The Goosander was at Ballymacrinan Bay along with ten Red-throated Divers and two Black Guillemots. (John N Murphy)
Another Goosander was at Killimer again today a different bird from the Ballymacrinan bird. (JNM)
One drake Long-tailed Duck, a drake Pochard and 35 Tufted Ducks were at Fenloe Lough.(JNM)
One Buzzard was at Bunratty.(Derek Casey)
There were 14 Whooper Swans at Lough Atedaun. (Mark Rutledge)


Thursday 13th January 2022

A Buzzard was at the N18 near Coonagh (Derek Casey).


Wednesday 12th January 2022

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard calling briefly at Curraghchase this morning (TT)
A Merlin was at Robertstown (TT).
Buzzards were seen at Askeaton and Ballycullen (TT).


Wednesday 12th January 2022

Wednesday 12th January 2022

Female Goosander at Killimer John N Murphy

One Little Auk was flying around Quilty Beach early this morning, with four Red-throated Divers on the sea. (JNM)
One female Goosander, six Red-throated Divers, 42 Guillemots and 145 Cormorants at Killimer. (JNM)
One adult Glaucous Gull was at Aughinish this morning along with four Long-tailed Ducks and two Sandwich Terns. (Paul Troake)


Tuesday 11th January 2022

Single Merlins were seen today near Askeaton (TT) and Abbeyfeale.
Buzzards were seen at Ballysteen (Will O’Connor), Ellaha, Lismakeery, Creeves and Kildimo(TT)
Two Chiffchaffs and a Kingfisher were also seen at Abbeyfeale.


Tuesday 11th January 2022

Tuesday 11th January 2022

Slavonian Grebe at Poulnasherry John N Murphy

One Slavonian Grebe and the Velvet Scoter were at Poulnasherry Bay this morning,(John N Murphy) along with one Red-throated Diver and seven Great Northern Divers.
One female Velvet Scoter, two Eider and two female Greater Scaup were at Lahinch. (Finbar MacGabhann)
One Grey Phalarope was at Quilty Beach feeding in the surf with Gulls, (Paul Troake) with 75 Purple Sandpipers at Seafield.
One Great Spotted Woodpecker was at Tulla today. (Shane Dowling)
One Buzzard was near Moanmore. (JNM)


Monday 10th January 2022

Monday 10th January 2022

Velvet Scoter at Poulnasherry John N Murphy

One first-winter male Velvet Scoter was at Poulnasherry Bay (John N Murphy), along with 130 Brent Geese, 23 Little Egrets, four Great Northern Divers, one female Goldeneye, 183, Shelduck, eight Red-breasted Mergansers, one Black Guillemot, 370 Dunlin, ten Knot,70 Grey Plover, 260 Lapwing, 140 Curlew, 82 Bar-tailed Godwits and one Merlin.
There were two Black-throated Divers at Ballyvaughan. (Killian Kelly)
There were 68 Little Egrets at Killimer this morning. (JNM)
There were 31 Whooper Swans at Moynoe, Scarriff. (Brendan Cooney)
One Barn Owl was at Darragh this evening. (Finbar MacGabhann)


Monday 10th January 2022

Buzzards were at Crecora and Ballyneety (Derek Casey).
Blackcaps were at Monaleen (TT) and Crecora (DC).


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