Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Thursday 16th August 2018

Four thousand plus Manx Shearwater, 100 Sooty Shearwater, three Great Shearwater, six Pomarine Skua, five Great Skua, five Arctic Skua, four Sabine’s Gull, six Storm Petrel and a blue-phased Fulmar were at the Bridges of Ross between 06.45-19.30.(Eanna O Flynn, Brian McCloskey, Peter Philips,Jeff Copner, Aidan Duggan et al.)


Wednesday 15th August 2018

A Wilson’s Petrel was at the Bridges of Ross this morning (Paidi Cullinan) along with one Great Shearwater, five Storm Petrel, one adult Long-tailed Skua, one adult Pomarine Skua, one adult Sabine’s Gull, four Great Skua, three Arctic Skua(all dark morph), 17 Sooty Shearwater, two Common Tern, 30 Whimbrel and a Common Scoter.(8.30a.m.-6p.m.)(PC, Brian McCloskey, Peter Philips, Luke and Sean Geraty)
A Barn Owl was at Derryulk Middle,near Sliabh Maghera.(Nick Clayson)


Monday 13th August 2018

A Hobby was seen in the Clenagh area.(Kieran Finch)


Saturday 11th August 2018

A one hour sea watch at the Bridges of Ross today on South East winds produced one Arctic Skua, four Common Scoter, six Arctic Terns, 18 Whimbrel and 300 Manx Shearwaters. (John N Murphy)
There was one Spotted Redshank and 26 Little Egrets at Moyasta Creek on high tide. (JNM)
One Ruff was at Islandavanna. (JNM)
There were 70 Sandwich Terns, 18 Arctic Terns and a colour ringed juvenile Common Gull at Rinneville Bay. (JNM)


Thursday 9th August 2018

Two female Hen Harriers, a Kestrel, three Ravens, five Dunlin, 30 Ringed Plover, six Curlew and a Little Egret were at Scattery Island this afternoon (Tom Tarpey & Maura Turner).


Wednesday 8th August 2018

Four thousand eight hundred Manx Shearwater, two Sooty Shearwater, two Bonxies, three Great Northern Diver and three Common Scoter were at Black Head between 07.40-11.00.(Paul Troake)
Nineteen Sooty Shearwater, 15 Whimbrel and two Common Scoter were at the Bridges of Ross between 07.30-10.30.(Eanna O Flynn)
An Arctic Skua, a Pomarine Skua, a Bonxie and 20 Golden Plover were at the Bridges of Ross between 10.30-14.00(Jeff Copner and Dave McNamara)
A 137 Rock Dove were at Bealaha.(JC & DMN)
Four Arctic Tern and two Whimbrel were at Rinvilla.(JC & DMN)
Ten Whimbrel and a 100 Ringed Plover were at Doonbeg.(JC & DMN)


Monday 6th August 2018

One Wilson’s Storm Petrel was at the Bridges of Ross this morning (Geoff Pearson)(10.00), along with one Cory’s Shearwater and one Great Shearwater.


Wednesday 1st August 2018

Two Jay and a Water Rail were at Ballyallia.(Paidi Cullinan)
Forty five Whimbrel and four Storm Petrel were at the Rhine,Ballyvaughan.(Jeff Copner)


Tuesday 31st July 2018

One Macaronesian Shearwater was off the Bridges of Ross this morning (10.20)(John N Murphy) Also at the Bridges of Ross today was one Cory’s Shearwater, three Great Shearwaters, two Balearic Shearwaters, 119 Sooty Shearwaters, 1600 Manx Shearwaters (ph) over ten hours, one adult Long-tailed Skua, two Arctic Skuas, two Bonxies, one Storm Petrel, one Arctic Tern, seven Puffins, 184 Whimbrel and 18 Common Scoter. (Geoff Pearson & JNM)


Friday 27th July 2018

A juvenile Mediterranean Gull was at Clahane.(Jeff Copner)


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