Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 28th August 2016

The Royal Tern was at Carrigaholt this afternoon.(Andrea and Paul Kelly, Niall T. Keogh, Des Higgins and Jaoa de Brito)

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Saturday 27th August 2016

Saturday 27th August 2016

The Royal Tern at Carrigaholt John N Murphy

The ROYAL TERN was back and forth between Carrigaholt and Littor Strand in north Kerry throughout the day. (Victor Caschera, John N Murphy et al)
One juvenile SEMI-PALMATED SANDPIPER was at Lough Donnell this afternoon. (R.Väisänen)
One juvenile Black Tern and two dark phased Arctic Skuas were at Kilcredaun. (Victor Cashera, John N Murphy et al)
One Arctic Skua was off the Bridges of Ross this morning. (Brian Porter et al)
There were two White Wagtails and four Golden Plover at Loop Head. (Tom Lynch et al)#Three Curlew Sandpipers were at Querrin. (John N Murphy, Clodagh Glasgow, Tom & Nuala Lynch)
A Little Stint was at Doonbeg.(Hugh Delaney)

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Friday 26th August 2016

Friday 26th August 2016

Royal Tern with Sandwich Tern John N Murphy

The ROYAL TERN was at Carrigaholt late this evening. (Swedish Birders)
There were 14 Great Skuas, four Pomarine Skuas, 24 Arctic Skuas, two adult Long-tailed Skua, two adult Sabine’s Gulls, 13 Grey Phalaropes, two Great Shearwater, 62 Sooty Shearwaters, one Leach’s Petrel, 73 Storm Petrel, eight Cory’s Shearwater, two Balearic Shearwaters, one juvenile Black Tern, 87 Arctic Terns, 11 Common Scoter, 20 Whimbrel and a passage of 12000 Manx Shearwater per hour were reported from a Seawatch at the Bridges of Ross. (Niall Keogh et al)
Two Spotted Redshanks and an adult Mediterranean Gull were at Killimer. (John N Murphy)
One Curlew Sandpiper, two Knot and 70 Dunlin were at Lough Donnell. (John N Murphy)
Two Stock Doves were at Ballycar. (John N Murphy)
One Peregrine was at Doonbeg. (John N Murphy)

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Thursday 25th August 2016

A ROYAL TERN was a Rinavella Bay Carrigaholt from 9.15a.m. to 10.50a.m.(Jeff Copner) Later seen at Carrigaholt Bay at 16.55p.m.(Victor Caschera)
The Least Sandpiper was at Cloghaun Lough(Gerard Murray)
A Little Gull was at Cloghaun Lough(Nick Larter)

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Wednesday 24th August 2016

The LEAST SANDPIPER was back at Cloghaun Lough, Loop Head. ( Sean Pierce).
A Spotted Redshank was at the Fodry.(Pádraig Cullinan)
One first-winter Little Gull was at the sandback near O Briens castle in Lahinch Marsh.(Jeff Copner)
One first-winter Little Gull was at Cloghaun Lough. (Nick Larter)

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Tuesday 23rd August 2016

A Spotted Redshank and a Green Sandpiper were at the Fodry.(Sean Pierce)
Four Great Skua, seven Arctic Skua, a Pomarine Skua, 40 Storm Petrel, three Balearic Shearwater, 20 Sooty Shearwater and about 3000 Manx Shearwater per hour were at the Bridges of Ross.(Victor Caschera et al)
Two first winter Little Gull and a Ruff were at Lahinch Marsh.(Geoff Pearson)
A Mediterranean Gull was at Clahane.(Geoff Pearson)

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Monday 22nd August 2016

Monday 22nd August 2016

Adult Dotterel at Fodry, Loop Head John N Murphy

An adult Dotterel, one Spotted Redshank and five Golden Plover were at Loop Head this afternoon. This was only th 7th county record. (John N. Murphy & Neal Warnock)
One Wilson’s Storm Petrel, 100 Manx Shearwaters, 50 Storm Petrel, a Balearic Shearwater, three Great Skuas, 13 Arctic Skua and an adult Sabine’s Gull were at the Bridges of Ross this morning. (Victor Caschera, Sean Pierce and Steve Gantlett)
Two Ruff was at Kilcredaun Marsh. (John N. Murphy)
A Curlew Sandpiper was at Quilty beach. (Neal Warnock)
A Reed Warbler was ringed at Shannon Airport Lagoon. This the 9th at this site in 39 years.(Philip Brennan)

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Sunday 21st August 2016

The LEAST SANDPIPER was at Cloghaun Lough this morning(Andrew McMillan, Mick Boyle)
One Common Scoter, a Red-throated Diver, a Great Skua, three Sooty Shearwater, four Arctic Skua and 50 Storm Petrel were at the Bridges of Ross this morning(John Lynch)
Five Great Skua, 35 Storm Petrel and one Balearic Shearwater were at the Bridges of Ross this evening.(Geoff Hunt)

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Saturday 20th August 2016

At the Bridges of Ross this morning there was one Fea’s Petrel (John Lynch et al at 07.20), also four Wilson’s Storm Petrels, one Blue Fulmar, seven Cory’s Shearwaters, five Great Shearwaters, 325 Sooty Shearwaters, eight Balearic Shearwaters, 6,000 to 8,000 Manx Shearwaters per hour, three Leach’s Petrels, 1850 Storm Petrels, five juvenile Long-tailed Skuas, one Pomarine Skua, 29 Arctic Skuas, 25 Bonxies, 12 adult Sabine’s Gulls, two juvenile Black Terns, 120 Arctic Terns, 20 Common Scoter, one Great Northern Diver and one Red-throated Diver. (Jim F Dowdall, Niall T Keogh, Neil Warnock, Aidan Kelly, Andrew MacMillan, Mick Boyle, Eanna O’Flynn et al)

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Friday 19th August 2016

Friday 19th August 2016

Least Sandpiper at Cloghaun Lough John N Murphy

The Least Sandpiper was still at Cloghaun Lough today. (John N Murphy et al)
There were three Balearic Shearwaters, one Leach’s Petrel and five Sooty Shearwaters, five Storm Petrels and one Arctic Skua at the Bridges of Ross this afternoon. (Andrew MacMillan, Christian Bohmer et al)
Two Ruff, one Water Rail, one Little Egret, 40 Black-tailed Godwits and 70 Curlew were at Kilcredaun Marsh today. (John N Murphy)

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