Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 30th August 2015

One Wood Sandpiper and a Ruff were in the small pond at Kilbaha, Loop Head. (Des Higgins et al)
There was on Little Egret and eight Ruff at Lough Gash. (John N Murphy)

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Saturday 29th August 2015

One Quail was seen along a roadside near Cross, Loop Head. (Brian McCluskey & Ger Murray)
At the Bridges of Ross there were 125 Manx Shearwaters per hour, 22 Sooty Shearwaters, five Leach’s Petrels, nine Storm Petrels, two Red-throated Divers, 18 Common Scoter, 15 Bonxies, 28 Arctic Skuas, one Pomarine Skua, seven juvenile Black Terns, 33 Sandwich Terns, 179 Whimbrel, two Bottle-nosed Dolphins, 15 plus Common Dolphins and up to four Ocean Sunfish. (Neal Warnock, Victor Caschera, Ger Murray, Brian McCluskey, Finbarr MacGabhann, Niall T Keogh, Rachel Hynes & Des Higgins)
There were nine Ruff at Lough Gash. (John N Murphy)
One Curlew Sandpiper, Ruff and 35 Whimbrel were at Seafield, Quilty. (Frank O Duffy)

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Friday 28th August 2015

There was one Blue Fulmar, nine Sooty Shearwaters, two Balearic Shearwaters, 400 Manx Shearwaters per hour, nine Storm Petrels, 19 Bonxies, 30 Arctic Skuas, four Pomarine Skuas, two adult Sabine’s Gulls, four juvenile Black Terns, 16 Arctic Terns, 19 Sandwich Terns, two Common Scoter, one Red-throated Diver, 58 Whimbrel, eight Bottle-nosed Dophins, 10 plus Common Dolphins and one Ocean Sunfish. (Niall T Keogh, Neal Warnock, Victor Caschera, Brian McCluskey, Ger Murray, Des Higgins & Rachel Hynes)

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Thursday 27th August 2015

One Great Shearwater, 12 Sooty Shearwaters, three Balearic Shearwaters, two Storm Petrels, 25 Bonxies, 32 Arctic Skuas, three Pomarine Skuas, two juvenile Black Terns, one Grey Phalarope and 130 Whimbrel were at the Bridges of Ross today. (Neal Warnock, Victor Caschera, Sean Pierce & Ger Murray)
One adult Sabine’s Gull was at the Fodry, Loop Head. (P.Gluth)
There was one Ruff, 11 Bar-tailed Godwits, four Black-tailed Godwits, 22 Sanderling, 45 Dunlin, 20 Turnstone, 36 Ringed Plover and 12 Whimbrel at Seafield, Quilty. (Frank o’Duffy)
One second-year Mediterranean Gull and 25 Sandwich Terns were at Liscannor, with one Common Sandpiper and two Whimbrel were at Clahane. (Dave McNamara)

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Wednesday 26th August 2015

There were 1250 Manx Shearwaters per hour, 25 Sooty Shearwaters, one Balearic Shearwater, one Leach’s Petrel three Storm Petrels, 31 Bonxies, 36 Arctic Skuas, two Pomarine Skuas, six juvenile Black Terns, six Grey Phalaropes and 25 Whimbrel at the Bridges of Ross. (Neal Warnock, Victor Caschera & Sean Pierce)

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Tuesday 25th August 2015

There was one juvenile Green Sandpiper, ten Ruff and one Little Egret at Lough Gash this afternoon. (John N Murphy)

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Monday 24th August 2015

There was one Cory’s Shearwater at the Bridges of Ross this morning, along with one juvenile Long-tailed Skua (P Simons), 13 Sooty Shearwaters, 700 Manx Shearwaters per hour, 13 Arctic Skuas, five Bonxies, two Storm Petrels, ten Arctic Terns, six Common Scoter and 65 Whimbrel. (John N Murphy. Neal Warnock, Victor Cashera et al)
There were 12 Ruff, one Green Sandpiper, four Little Egrets, 96 Black-tailed Godwits, five Snipe and a juvenile Peregrine at Lough Gash. (John N Murphy)
At Saints Island on the Shannon Estuary there were 16 Little Egrets. (John N Murphy)
There were ten Gadwall and one Wigeon in the Shannon Airport Lagoon. (John N Murphy)

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Saturday 22nd August 2015

There were six Sooty Shearwaters, ten Storm Petrels, two Pomarine Skuas, four Bonxies, four Arctic Skuas, 20 Whimbrel, five Knot, 11 Turnstone, two Grey Phalaropes, four Rock Dove and two Chough at the Bridges of Ross today (Colin McNamee, John N Murphy, Tony Mee et al).
One Little Egret was in Cloghaun Lough, Loop Head. (Tony Mee)
One Marsh Harrier was still near Inishcullin Hill on the Shannon Estuaty. (Dermot Harney)
There were seven Swift at Kilrush. (John N Murphy)
There were 30 Raven seen feeding one two shot goats near Slieve Carron, the Burren today. (Olivia Nolan)

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Friday 21st August 2015

The sub adult Marsh Harrier was seen hunting near Saint’s Island and Inishcullen Hill along the Shannon Estuary this evening. (Dermot Harney)

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Thursday 20th August 2015

Three Swift were flying over Ivy Hill in Ennis this evening.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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