Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 27th July 2016

A Peregrine was at Sliabh Elva.(Pádraig Cullinan)
A male and female Blackcap were at Ballygriffey Castle.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Sunday 24th July 2016

A female Hen Harrier was in the Sliabh Elva area.(Pádraig Cullinan)

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Saturday 23rd July 2016

A one hour sea watch at the Bridges of Ross produced two Sooty Shearwaters, 300 Manx Shearwaters, three Puffin and two Sandwich Terns. (John N Murphy)
At Poulnasherry Bay there was 16 Little Egrets, 80 Curlew, eight Whimbrel, 14 Greenshank, 34 Redshank and eight Shelduck. (John N Murphy)

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Friday 22nd July 2016

A juvenile Reed Warbler was caught and ringed today at Shannon Airport Lagoon. A juvenile Marsh Harrier was also in the area (Philip Brennan)

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Thursday 21st July 2016

A Blackcap was singing at Lees Road Wood. Two Jay were there also.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Wednesday 20th July 2016

A small party of Crossbill, four Grasshopper Warbler and a Blackcap were at Sliabh Elva this morning.(Pádraig Cullinan)
Two Twite were on the lower slopes of Mount Callan.(Pádraig Cullinan)

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Friday 15th July 2016

There were 12 Common Sandpipers and two Little Egrets at Ballycorrick Bridge. Five Common Sandpipers were at Islandavanna, Clarecastle near the old Fish Factory. Three Little Egrets and 70 Black-tailed Godwits were at Lough Gash, Newmarket-on-Fergus. (John N Murphy)

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Wednesday 13th July 2016

A Kingfisher was along the channel at Islandavanna this evening.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Tuesday 12th July 2016

Two Blackcap and a Whitethroat were singing at Rinnamona in the Burren.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Monday 11th July 2016

Four Grasshopper Warbler and a Crossbill were on Sliabh Elva.(Pádraig Cullinan)
Two Blackcap were still singing at Lees Road Wood.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Two Great Northern Diver in summer plumage were at Gleninagh Pier.(Susan O Donohue)

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