Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 13th July 2024

At the Bridges of Ross between 10.00-11.30 there were 493 Guillemot, 550 Manx Shearwater, seven Sandwich Tern, five Razorbill, 19 Gannet and nine Fulmar.(Chris Cullen)
A 3CY Ring-billed Gull was at Seafield, Quilty.(Sean Whelan, Jeff Copner)
A Mediterranean Gull and two Sandwich Tern were at Doughmore Beach.(SW)
The two Eider were still at Kilkee.(SW)
A Hen Harrier was at Aylevarroo.(SW)
Two Great Northern Diver were at Lahinch.(JC)

Friday 12th July 2024

A male Yellowhammer was feeding young chicks on the north western slopes of Mullaghmore.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A male Yellowhammer was singing at Knockaunroe Turlough.(N & TL)
Three Buzzard were soaring over Poundtown south of Knockaunroe Turlough.(N & TL)

Wednesday 10th July 2024

At the Bridges of Ross between 14.30-16.30 there were 22 Gannet, 1450 Manx Shearwater, 915 Guillemot, 56 Kittiwake, six Fulmar, seven Herring Gull, 36 Razorbill, two Puffin, three Shag, one Common Gull, four Chough and a Kestrel.(Chris Cullen)
The two Eider were still present at Kilkee.((CC)
Three Common Sandpiper were at Bellacorick Bridge.(CC)

Sunday 7th July 2024

A White-tailed Eagle was at Mountshannon Harbour.(Conor O’ Brien)

Saturday 6th July 2024

At the Bridges of Ross between 08.45-11.45 there were eight Sooty Shearwater, two Storm Petrel, 15 Common Scoter, 12 Puffin, three Oystercatcher, two Shag, seven Sandwich Tern, 10 Razorbill, 1309 Guillemot and 11,000 Manx Shearwater.(Chris Cullen)

Thursday 5th July 2024

A pale phased Arctic Skua and over 4000 Manx Shearwater were observed from Ross Ringing Station just before lunchtime.(John N. Murphy)
Two Sooty Shearwater and one Storm Petrel were at the Bridges of Ross around one o’clock.(Jeff Copner)
Another Sooty Shearwater and a Puffin were at the Bridges of Ross at 14.30.(JNM and JC)
The two Eider and a summer plumage Black Guillemot were in the bay at Kilkee.(JNM)

Wednesday 3rd July 2024

The two Eiders are still at Kilkee.(John N. Murphy)
There were two Storm Petrel and thousands of Manx Shearwater off Ross Ringing Station.(JNM)

Tuesday 2nd July 2024

An adult White-tailed Eagle was roosting on the island opposite the hide in Mountshannon.(Larry and Manannan McGrath)
A female Merlin was at Doolin.(L & M McG)

Monday 1st July 2024

The two eclipsed pair of Eider were still at Kilkee.(John N Murphy)

Sunday 30th June 2024

An Arctic Skua flew west past Kilkee Cliffs.(Chris Cullen)

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