Clare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 27th October 2021

Wednesday 27th October 2021

Drake Gadwall at Willow Park, Ennis Barry Howell

There was a noticable arrival of Gadwall throughout many lakes in the county today.


Tuesday 26th October 2021

There was one juvenile Curlew Sandpiper within a mixed flock of 70 Dunlin, 340 Sanderling, 310 Ringed Plover and 90 Turnstone at Seafield Beach, with 12 Great Northern Divers off shore and a Merlin hunting the area. (John N Murphy)

Some sightings from RV Celtic Explorer 2 miles offshore between the Burren and Inis Oirr there was a Leach’s Storm-petrel, with 36 Sooty Shearwaters, two Great Skuas and one European Storm-petrel four miles west of Hags Head. (Niall T. Keogh & John Collins)


Monday 25th October 2021

16 Whooper Swans were at Camas, Bruff (Andrew Holmes).


Sunday 24th October 2021

Sunday 24th October 2021

Glossy Ibis ®Gerry Murphy

A Glossy Ibis was seen at Cooperhill, Mungret (Gerry Murphy). The bird was also seen in the area by a local farmer on Saturday. This is the third record for the County, the previous ones being at Coonagh in Spring 2014 and King’s Island Marsh in April 2016.


Sunday 24th October 2021

At Kilbaha this morning there was one Yellow-browed Warbler, two Chiffchaff and three Goldcrests. (John N Murphy)


Saturday 23rd October 2021

Twelve Redwings were at Monaleen (TT).


Friday 22nd October 2021

Four Gadwall(three drakes) were at Westfields (Geoff Hunt).


Thursday 21st October 2021

Thursday 21st October 2021

Odd looking Collared Dove at Loop Head John N Murphy

There was a bird showing characteristics of an African Collared Dove at Kilbaha this morning. (John N Murphy), along with three Yellow-browed Warblers, two Chiffchaff, a Brambling, ten Redpolls and 66 Rock Dove. (JNM)
At the Bridges of Ross there was one Balearic Shearwater, one Sabine’s Gull and two Bonxies. (Mikey Hoit)
There were 24 Gadwall at Lake Inchiquin. (Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Wednesday 20th October 2021

Wednesday 20th October 2021

Yellow-browed Warbler at Kilbaha John N Murphy

There were two Yellow-browed Warblers, one female Blackcap, one Chiffchaff and six Goldcrests at Kilbaha this morning. (John N Murphy)
One Peregrine and one Buzzard were on the Fodry, Loop Head. (Geoff Pearson)
Two Buzzards were at Barefield. (Iomhar Daly)
Two Crossbills were near Lisseycasey.(JNM)


Tuesday 19th October 2021

The Lesser Yellowlegs was still at Lough Gash this morning. (Mikey Hoit)
There was a Green Sandpiper and seven Whooper Swans at Lough Gash this evening but no sign of the Lesser legs. (John N Murphy)
Two Crossbills were near Clooncolman. (JNM & Austin Cooney)


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