Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 18th September 2020

Three juvenile Little Stints, a Curlew Sandpiper and a Knot were at Seafields (Tom Tarpey and John N Murphy).


Monday 14th September 2020

Monday 14th September 2020

Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tom Tarpey

Two Buff-breasted Sandpipers, 37 Golden Plovers and a Snipe were at Loop Head (Tom Tarpey).
Two Buzzards and two Chaffinches were at Kilbaha (TT).
A Whimbrel, two Greenshank and five Red#hank were at Cloghaun Lough (TT)
Merlins were seen at Ross Bay and the plover fields, Loop Head (Jeff Copner).


Sunday 13th September 2020

Six Buzzard were at Ballycar.(John N. Murphy)
A Curlew Sandpiper and 80 Knot were at Shannon Airport Lagoon(JNM)
Four Curlew Sandpiper were at Seafield, Quilty.(Jeff Copner)
A Peregrine was at Moy Beach.(JC)
An Iceland Gull and a Whimbrel were at Farrihy.(Chris Cullen)
Three Sandwich Tern and a Kingfisher were at Doughmore Bay.(CC)


Saturday 12th September 2020

One Willow Warbler, two Wheatear and 34 Golden Plover were at Loop Head.(John N. Murphy and Finbar MacGabhann)
There were two Green Sandpipers and seven Curlew Sandpipers at Moyasta and Poulnasherry. (FMcG & JNM)


Thursday 10th September 2020

Four Curlew Sandpiper were at Seafield, Quilty.(Finbar MacGabhann)
Two Curlew Sandpiper and a Kingfisher were at the mouth of the Skivileen River, Doonbeg.(FMcG)
A Common Sandpiper and a Kingfisher were at Doughmore Bay.(FMcG)
Two Green Sandpiper and a Kingfisher were at Moyasta.(FMcG)
Three Curlew Sandpiper were among hundreds of Dunlin at Poulnasherry Bay.(John N. Murphy)


Monday 7th September 2020

The Pied Flycatcher was still at Seni Costello’s garden in Kilbaha.(Páidí Cullinan and John N. Murphy)
A Lapland Bunting was at the West Bank, Loop Head(PC & JNM)
A 2CY Iceland Gull was just west of Kilkee.(PC & JNM)
A half hour seawatch at the Bridges of Ross produced a Leach’s Petrel, two Great Skua, 12 Sooty Shearwater and 18 Brent Geese.(PC & JNM)


Sunday 6th September 2020

Sunday 6th September 2020

Ruff Tom Tarpey

Two Leach’s Petrels, one Storm Petrel, two Great Skuas, two Arctic Skuas and a Common Scoter were at the Bridges of Ross (Geoff Hunt, Mike Flanagan and Michael Sheehy).
A Pied Flycatcher was at Kilbaha (GH).
Three Curlew Sandpipers were at Seafields (Jeff Copner & Tom Tarpey).
A Ruff was at Lahinch golf course (TT).


Saturday 5th September 2020

Saturday 5th September 2020

Curlew Sandpiper Tom Tarpey

Two juvenile Curlew Sandpipers were at Seafield (Tom Tarpey).
An Arctic Skua and a Sandwich Tern were at Quilty (TT).


Friday 4th September 2020

An adult Pomarine Skua, six Arctic Skua, two Great Skua, two Leach’s Petrel, three Storm Petrel, 109 Sooty Shearwater, two Arctic Skua, 32 Sandwich Tern, two Brent Geese, a Great Northern Diver, a Red-throated Diver and three Common Scoter were at the Bridges of Ross.(Páidí Cullinan, Tom Doyle and Ciara’s O’Flanagan)
A Pied Flycatcher was at Costello’s Garden, Kilbaha.(Jeff Copner, Páidí Cullinan)


Thursday 3rd of September 2020

A Fea’s Petrel, several hundred Sooty Shearwater, three Pomarine Skua, a Long-tailed Skua, four Great Skua, a Great Shearwater, two Sabine Gulls, three Leach’s Petrel and 22 Whimbrel were at the Bridges of Ross.(Tom Doyle, Ciaran O’ Flanagan and Finbarr MacGabhann)


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