Clare Bird Sightings

Tuesday 19th March 2024

Two White-tailed Eagle and two Goldeneye were at Lough Muckanagh.(Maura Crowe)
A Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming at Castle Lough, Dromore Nature Reserve.(Cliff Baxter)
A Blackcap was singing nearby.(CB)
Two hundred Common Scoter, two Sandwich Tern and two Grey Plover were at Lahinch.(Geoff Pearson)


Monday 18th March 2024

A Sand Martin was at Seafield, Quilty.(Tom Tarpey)


Saturday 16th March 2024

There were six Whimbrel at Clahane this morning.(Jeff Copner)


Saturday 16th March 2024

A Blackcap was at Crecora (Derek Casey).


Friday 15th March 2024

A White-tailed Eagle was perched on trees at the Drumcliffe end of Ballyallia this morning.Probably the 2022 female released on the Shannon Estuary.(James Organ)
Two Buzzards were present also. (JO)
There were 74 Brent Goose, 14 Purple Sandpiper and 10 Golden Plover at Clahane. (Geoff Pearson, Jeff Copner)


Thursday 14th March 2024

There were 30 Purple Sandpiper at Clahane.(Geoff Pearson)


Wednesday 13th March 2024

The first Wheatear recorded in the county this year was at Goleen.(John N Murphy)
One Whimbrel was at Kilbaha and 300 Golden Plover were at Ross, Loop Head. (JNM)
A Chiffchaff was at Tullagher Bog.(JNM)


Tuesday 12th March 2024

A Great White Egret was at Bunlicky (John N Murphy). This is the 3rd County record.
Eight Sand Martins were at King’s Island Marsh (TT).


Monday 11th March 2024

Two Buzzard were north of the Limerick University on the Clare side of the River Shannon.(James Organ)
Twenty six Long-tailed Duck were off Aughinish Martello Tower.(Paul Troake)
Two Black-throated Diver and 138 Great Northern Diver were in the same area.(PT)


Monday 11th March 2024

Monday 11th March 2024

Norwegian Black-headed Gull White J2111 ©Tom Tarpey

The adult Iceland Gull was on the Shannon between Harvey’s Quay and Steamboat Quay (TT).
A Norwegian colour ringed Black-headed Gull, White J2111, was at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT). The bird was ringed as chick in June 2022 on an island near Oslo.


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