Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Monday 3rd August 2015

There were three Ruff and one Little Egret at Lough Gash, Newmarket-on-Fergus. (John N Murphy)
One Common Sandpiper and three Little Egrets were at Ballycorrick Bridge, Ballynacally. (John N Murphy)
One Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay. (John N Murphy)
Three Little Egrets were at Moyasta Creek. (John N Murphy)
Two Whimbrel were at Islandavanna. (John N Murphy)
There were 200-300 Manx Shearwaters per hour past the Bridges of Ross. (John N Murphy)

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Tuesday 28th July 2015

At the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening there were; 44 Bar-tailed Godwits, 48 Black-tailed Godwits, one Knot, seven Sanderling, 25 Ringed Plover, 323 Dunlin and one Little Egret. (John N Murphy)

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Monday 27th July 2015

There were three Crossbills at Darragh. (Finbarr MacGabhann)
A flock of 52 Curlew were at Latoon Bridge. (John N Murphy)

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Sunday 26th July 2015

There were five Little Egrets at Corronroo Bay along with 46 Redshank.(John N Murphy)
One Little Egret was at Lough Murree. (John N Murphy)
There were 48 Redshank, one Turnstone and two Little Egrets at Ballyvaughan. (John N Murphy)

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Saturday 25th July 2015

There were nine Little Egrets, 178 Curlew, five Whimbrel, 12 Greenshanks and 40 Redshank at Poulnasherry Bay (John N Murphy).
Two Red-throated Divers, 36 Curlew, three Greenshank, two Turnstone and 18 Sandwich Terns were at Doughmore Bay, Doonbeg, (John N Murphy)
Four Tree Sparrows were at Doonbeg. (John N Murphy)
One Little Egret was at Kilcredaun Marsh.(John N Murphy)
Two Jay and two Raven were at Lees Road Wood. Two Blackcap were also singing there.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Thursday 23rd July 2015

One Crossbill flew over Darragh.(Finbarr MacGabhann)
A flock of 79 Curlew, 13 Wheatear, 12 Gannet, five Raven and four Chough were along the Headland at Loop Head.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Tuesday 21st July 2015

Long-eared Owls were heard calling near Spancilhill this evening. (per Jim Nolan)

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Sunday 19th July 2015

One Great Skua was off the Cliffs of Moher. (Emma Glanville)

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Friday 17th July 2015

At the Bridges of Ross today there was one Cory’s Shearwater, one Great Shearwater, three Pomarine Skuas, three Great Skuas, two Arctic Skuas, nine Puffins, seven Storm Petrels, 2000 Manx Shearwaters, 1500 Fulmars, one Blue Fulmar, 1000 Guillemots, 100 Razorbills, 400 Gannets, 150 Kittiwakes and two Whimbrel.(Paul Troake)

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Wednesday 15th July 2015

Six Wheatear were on the Headland at Loop Head. Two Chough and a flock of 60 Linnet were on the Fodry. Hundreds of Common Guillemot, Kittiwake, Fulmar plus some Razorbill and Shag busily rearing chicks on the nearby cliff.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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