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Recent Sightings

This page is devoted to recent bird sightings in County Galway.
It is intended for news which is as up to date as possible, so reports are largely unchecked.

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 January 2022
 8th January: Ad. Fem. White-tailed Eagle, Great White Egret & 2 Hen Harrier, again present, Lough Corrib.
 8th January: 2nd yr. Glaucous Gull & 4th yr. Iceland Gull, again present, Spiddal Pier.
 8th January: Otter, Nimmo's Pier, Galway city (Gerard Walshe).
 7th January: 2nd yr. Glaucous Gull & 4th yr. Iceland Gull, Spiddal Pier (Aonghus O'Donaill).
 7th January: Little Gull, Rusheen Bay, Galway city (Jacob Mead).
 7th January: Ad. Fem. White-tailed Eagle & 2 Great White Egret, again present, Lough Corrib.
 7th January: 4 (3 Male & Fem.) Brambling, now present, Moycullen.
 5th January: 4 Glossy Ibis, Loughrea (David Crowe).
 5th January: 2 male Brambling, again present, Moycullen.
 4th January: Allen's Gallinule, Creig an Cheirin, Inishmore (Heidrun Müller).
 3rd January: Juv. Lesser Yellowlegs, again present, Rahasane turlough.
 3rd January: 6 Glossy Ibis, Kilcolgan (Paul Troake).
 2nd January: Ad. Win. Little Gull, Rusheen Bay, Galway city (Aonghus O'Donaill).
 2nd January: Pine Marten, Derryclare Lough (Dermot Breen).
 2nd January: 2nd yr. White-tailed Eagle, again present, Derryclare Lough.
 2nd January: Brambling, Loughrea (Tom Murtagh).
 1st January: Glossy Ibis, Gort na gCapall, Inishmore (per Cliona O'Brien).
 1st January: 2 male Brambling, again present, Moycullen.

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