Clare Bird Sightings

Monday 6th March 2023

Monday 6th March 2023

Three of the five Ring-necked Ducks at Kilkee Reservoir John N Murphy

There were five Ring-necked Ducks at Kilkee Reservoir (three males and two hens).(John N Murphy) Also at the reservoir were 26 Tufted Duck, 18 Teal, six Little Grebe and the long staying Whooper Swan.
The first-winter Glaucous Gull was back on the beach at Kilkee. (JNM)
The three Barnacle Geese were near Goleen along with 52 Golden Plover and ten Chough.(JNM)
One Peregrine Was near Kilkee. (Stan Nugent)
A flock of 24 Purple Sandpipers were at Clahane.(Geoff Pearson)
A male Blackcap was at Oak Park, Ennis.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


Sunday 5th February 2023

Two White-tailed Eagles were at Lough Muchanagh this morning. (Maura Crowe)
One Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard drumming near Flagmount. (John Collins)
There were 12 Tree Sparrows at Seafield and 280 Barnacle Geese on nearby Mutton Island.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A female Hen Harrier was at Lough Donnell.(N & TL)
Two Buzzards and a female Peregrine were at Applewood, Ballycar.(John N Murphy)
Two Buzzards were near Feakle. (JC)


Saturday 4th March 2023

Saturday 4th March 2023

Two of the 14 Tree Sparrows at Seafield were unusually dark bellied like this bird John N Murphy

A flock of 14 Tree Sparrows were at Seafield, Quilty. (John N Murphy & Andy D Smith)
The Red-legged Partridge was still at Connolly. (JNM & ADS)
There were 54 White-fronted Geese at Tubber.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Up to 60 Purple Sandpipers, 200 Dunlin and two Chough were at Lurga Point, Seafield.(JNM & ADS)
Three Barnacle Geese were at Goleen. (JNM & ADS)
Two Yellowhammer were in a field with horses near Tubber.(NL & TL)
One Buzzard was near Doora. (JNM & ADS)


Friday 3rd March 2023

One Great Spotted Woodpecker, one Buzzard and two Jay were at Knockalisheen. (Paidi Cullinan)
Up to 50 Black-throated Divers and eight Long-tailed Duck were off north Clare.(Geoff Pearson)
One Barn Owl and one Long-eared Owl were at Ballyogan, Barefield. (Iomhar Daly)
One Buzzard was at Ballycasey, Shannon. (John N Murphy)
The adult Iceland Gull was in the Post Office Field, Ennis.(PC)


Thursday 2nd March 2023

Thursday 2nd March 2023

Three Barnacle Geese at Goleen John N Murphy

There was a female Marsh Harrier ay Dromore Nature Reserve along with two Buzzards, one Water Rail and 16 Greylag Geese. (Jan Biemens)
There was a female Marsh Harrier at Lough Muckanagh along with 55 White-fronted Geese, five Goldeneye and four Whooper Swans. (Andy Smith)
A flock of 47 Whooper Swans were near Tubber. (AS)
A male Hen Harrier was at Dunlickey.(John N. Murphy)
The first-winter Glaucous Gull was still at Kilkee.(JNM)
Three Barnacle Geese were at Goleen.(JNM)
There were 94 Whooper Swan at Ballygirreen.(JNM)


Wednesday 1st March 2023

Wednesday 1st March 2023

Red-legged Partridge at Connolly John N Murphy

A Red-legged Partridge was at the Hand, Connolly.(John N.Murphy)
Eight Tree Sparrow were at Seafield.(JNM)
A Green Sandpiper was at Moyasta.(JNM)
Two Common Sandpipers were on the head race canal at O’Briensbridge (Tom Tarpey).


Thursday 2nd March 2023

A Barn Owl was a road casualty at Ballinschooola, Hospital (Andrew Holmes).


Wednesday 1st March 2023

A 3CY male White-tailed Eagle was seen near Fedamore. The bird, tagged F, Yellow right, Green left, was released at Lough Derg in August 2020 and was previously seen at Ballyallia Lake in February 2021, Co. Down in May 2021 and Mellon Point on 27/2/23 (TT).


Tuesday 28th February 2023

Tuesday 28th February 2023

One of the two Great Spotted Woodpeckers at Knockalisheen John N Murphy

Two White-tailed Eagles were still at Lough Muckanagh.(John and Rosie Rutherford)
Two Great Spotted Woodpeckers were at Knockalisheen (John N Murphy)
A Snow Bunting was at Seafield, Quilty. (Jan Biemens)
One Long-eared Owl was at Barefield. (Iomhar Daly)


Tuesday 28th February 2023

Tuesday 28th February 2023

2cy Iceland Gull ©Tom Tarpey

A 2cy Iceland Gull was at Thomond Weir (TT).


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