Clare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 8th December 2021

Wednesday 8th December 2021

Iceland Gull at Castle Point John N Murphy

The drake Ring-necked Duck was at Ballyallia Lake again today. (Barry Howell)
There was a 2CY Iceland Gull near Castle Point, Kilkee with a flock of 300 Golden Plover close by at Moveen. (John N Murphy)
One Grey Phalarope and a Great Northern Diver were at the Bridges of Ross. (JNM)
A Common Chiffchaff was in Kilbaha. (JNM)
At Killimer Bay late this evening 2,500 Black-headed Gulls went to roost along with five Mediterranean Gulls, 70 Common Gulls and 15 Little Egrets. (JNM)
A male Blackcap was at Oak Park, Ennis.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Tuesday 7th December 2021

Tuesday 7th December 2021

Ring-necked Duck at Ballyallia Barry Howell

A drake Ring-necked Duck was at Ballyallia Lake. (John N Murphy)
Two Common Sandpipers were at Clarecastle Quay. (JNM)


Monday 6th December 2021

Monday 6th December 2021

Siberian Lesser Whitethroat at Kilbaha John N Murphy

One Siberian Lesser Whitethroat was in the garden behind Keating’s Pub, Kilbaha. (John N Murphy) Also in Kilbaha and harbour were two Common Chiffchaff, two Brent Geese, one Little Egret and 42 Lapwing.
A half hour seawatch off the Bridges of Ross produced one Grey Phalarope, one Manx Shearwaters, two Red-throated Divers, two first-winter Mediterranean Gulls and two Common Scoter. (JNM)
One Long-tailed Duck was at the White Strand, Doonbeg. (JNM)


Sunday 5th December 2021

A White-tailed Eagle was reported at Ballysimon (Irish Birding).


Sunday 5th December 2021

One Black Redstart was at Caherush with 280 Barnacle Geese on mutton Island (Chris Cullen)
One Marsh Harrier and a Merlin were at Lough Atedaun. (James Organ)
Two Swallows were at Shannon. (Paul Troake)
One Buzzard was at Applewood, Ballycar with another at Killula. (John N Murphy)
A Buzzard was at Ballybornagh, Tubber (Tom Tarpey).


Friday 3rd December 2021

There were 26 Whooper Swans at Farrihy. (John N Murphy)


Thursday 2nd December 2021

A Buzzard was at the Clonmacken Road/N18 flyover at Coonagh (TT).


Thursday 2nd December 2021

Thursday 2nd December 2021

Bonaparte’s Gull at Seafield John N Murphy

The adult Bonaparte’s Gull is still at Seafield again today. (John N Murphy)
One Snow Bunting was south of Seafield Beach this afternoon. (Paul Troake)
Five Crossbills were near Doo Lough. (JNM)


Wednesday 1st December 2021

Two Hawfinches were at the carpark in Curraghchase (Irish Birding).


Wednesday 1st December 2021

Wednesday 1st December 2021

Adult Bonaparte’s Gull at Seafield John N Murphy

One adult winter Bonaparte’s Gull (7th County record), along with one first-winter Ring-billed Gull and a first-winter Iceland Gull, were at Seafield, Quilty. (John N Murphy)
Three Little Auk was at the Bridges of Ross.(Dennis O’ Sullivan, Paul Moore et al)
There were 32 Gadwall were at Ballyallia Lake.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


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