Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 17th September 2017

A male Hen Harrier, 32 Golden Plover and a Snipe were at Loop Head. Three Kingfishers were at Cloghaun Lough (Tom Tarpey).
Three White Wagtails and four Sandwich Terns were at Doonbeg (TT).
A Buzzard was at Black Head.(Adrian Glasgow)


Friday 15th September 2017

A Buzzard was at Spancilhill this evening.(Jason Horner)


Thursday 14th September 2017

It was quite at the Bridges of Ross this afternoon with only one juvenile Sabine’s Gull, one Bonxie and 50 Arctic Tern. (Howard Williams)
There were two Buzzards soaring near Kilcoran, Kilkishen today. (Eugene Pewter)
A Peregrine was at Drumcliffe this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)


Wednesday 13th September 2017

Today at the Bridges of Ross there were 45 Leach’s Petels, six Storm Petrels, seven Sabine’s Gulls, one Little Gull, 12 Bonxies, eight Arctic Dkuas, seven Red-throated Divers, one Great Notthern Diver and 40 Sandwich Terns. (Geoff Pearson)


Monday 11th September 2017

At the Bridges of Ross there was 22 Long-tailed Skuas, 46 Arctic Skuas, 61 Bonxies, five Pomarine Skua, 50 Leach’s Petrels, four Storm Petrels, 22 Sabines Gulls, three Little Gulls, 40 Grey Phalaropes, nine Red-throated Divers, seven Great Northern Divers. (Dave McNamara, Jeff Copner, Denis O Sullivan et al)
At Black Head there were two Bonxies, one adults Sabine’s Gull, one Leach’s Petrel and 15 Storm Petrels. (Paul Troake)
Two Bonxues were off the Rine, Ballyvaughan. (PT)
There were three Mediterranean Gulls at Ballyvaughan with two more at Corronroo. (PT)


Sunday 10th September 2017

At the Bridges of Ross today there was one Wilson’s Petrel, over 90 Leach’s Petrels, 20 Storm Petrels, three juvenile Long-tailed Skuas, two adult Pomarine Skuas, 80 Bonxies, 60 Arctic Skuas, 20 Sabine’s Gulls, one Little Gull, 35 Grey Phalaropes and 30 Sooty Shearwaters (Aidan Kelly, Jim Dowdall et al).
One juvenile Sabine’s Gull was on Kilkee Beach this morning (Cillian Murphy).


Saturday 9th September 2017

Saturday 9th September 2017

A juvenile and adult Great Skua with a juvenile Sabine’s Gull feeding on a young dead auk that the Bonxies killed at the Bridges of Ross and up to six Bonxies were recorded feeding on this bird at one point. If you look closely you can see that the adult bird on the right hand side is wearing a metal ring on it’s right leg. John N Murphy

At the Bridges of Ross today there were 110 Great Skus, 60 Arctic Skuas, three Pomarine Skuas, 24 Sooty Shearwaters, 14 Grey Phalaropes, 21 Sabines Gulls, three Storm Petrels, 80 Arctic Skuas, 12 Teal, two Great Northern Divers and 30 Sandwich Terns.(John N Murphy, Aidan Kelly, Jimmy DOWDALL et al)
Two Ruff were in the harbour at Kilbaha. (Dave McNamara & JNM)
One Spotted Redshank was at Moyasta. (Howard Williams & Chris Cullen)
A Peregrine was at Ballyallia this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)


Wednesday 6th September 2017

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Juvenile Osprey at Shannon Airport Lagoon John N Murphy

The Osprey was back at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this morning.(10.25)(John N Murphy & Paidi Cullinan)
The adult female Marsh Harrier was back at Lough Donnell this afternoon. (PC)


Tuesday 5th September 2017

An Osprey was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon today, probably the same one from across the river at Ringmoylan Pier. (Chris Pappiat)
One Wilson’s Petrel was at The Bridges of Ross this afternoon (Dave MaNamara & Geoff Pearson).
Also at the Bridges this evening were three Leach’s Petrels, 90 Sooty Shearwaters and 42 Common Scoter (DMcN & GP)
Seven Leach’s Petrel, an adult Sabine’s Gull, an Arctic Skua, a Great Skua and 26 Sooty Shearwater were at the Bridges of Ross, 07.25-09.40.(Alex Ash)
One female Hen Harrier, 14 Golden Plover and five Wheatears were at Loop Head (DMcN & GP)
One adult Mediterranean Gull was at Quilty (DMcN)
There was one Ruff, 1,400 Black-tailed Godwits, 400 Dunlin, 40 Knot, 160 Redshank, one Ringed Plover, one Sanderling and two Little Egrets at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening.(John N Murphy)
Two Green Sandpipers were at Lough Gash (JNM)
One adult Mediterranean Gull flew west over Applewood, Ballycar this evening (JNM)


Monday 4th September 2017

A Leach’s Petrel, three Great Skua and 22 Sooty Shearwater were at the Bridges of Ross, 15.35-17.35.(Alex Ash)
One juvenile Marsh Harrier was at Lough Donnell. (Geoff Pearson)


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