Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Two Water Rail were at Ballyallia this evening.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Tuesday 21st August 2018

A Grey Phalarope, 13 Sooty Shearwater, eight Great Skua, four Arctic Skua, three Storm Petrel, 25 Arctic Tern, 48 Sandwich Tern, four Common Scoter and six Whimbrel were at the Bridges of Ross between 07.00-12.00.(Keith Langdon)
Fifty eight Sooty Shearwater, eight Great Skua, an Arctic Skua, 21 Storm Petrel, a Puffin, 13 Arctic Tern, 16 Sandwich Tern and eight Whimbrel were there between 13.20-15.50(KL)
Three Sooty Shearwater, a Great Skua, two Arctic Skua, two Storm Petrel, 14 Kittiwake and 12 Whimbrel were seen between 16.25-18.05.(KL)
A Green Sandpiper was at Ballyallia early this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)

Saturday 18th of August 2018

Seven Great Skua, an Arctic Skua, six Sooty Shearwater and two Common Scoter were at the Bridges of Ross between 6.55a.m.-11.45a.m.(Rory and Aidan Duggan)

Thursday 16th August 2018

Four thousand plus Manx Shearwater, 100 Sooty Shearwater, three Great Shearwater, six Pomarine Skua, five Great Skua, five Arctic Skua, four Sabine’s Gull, six Storm Petrel and a blue-phased Fulmar were at the Bridges of Ross between 06.45-19.30.(Eanna O Flynn, Brian McCloskey, Peter Philips,Jeff Copner, Aidan Duggan et al.)

Wednesday 15th August 2018

A Wilson’s Petrel was at the Bridges of Ross this morning (Paidi Cullinan) along with one Great Shearwater, five Storm Petrel, one adult Long-tailed Skua, one adult Pomarine Skua, one adult Sabine’s Gull, four Great Skua, three Arctic Skua(all dark morph), 17 Sooty Shearwater, two Common Tern, 30 Whimbrel and a Common Scoter.(8.30a.m.-6p.m.)(PC, Brian McCloskey, Peter Philips, Luke and Sean Geraty)
A Barn Owl was at Derryulk Middle,near Sliabh Maghera.(Nick Clayson)

Monday 13th August 2018

A Hobby was seen in the Clenagh area.(Kieran Finch)

Saturday 11th August 2018

A one hour sea watch at the Bridges of Ross today on South East winds produced one Arctic Skua, four Common Scoter, six Arctic Terns, 18 Whimbrel and 300 Manx Shearwaters. (John N Murphy)
There was one Spotted Redshank and 26 Little Egrets at Moyasta Creek on high tide. (JNM)
One Ruff was at Islandavanna. (JNM)
There were 70 Sandwich Terns, 18 Arctic Terns and a colour ringed juvenile Common Gull at Rinneville Bay. (JNM)

Thursday 9th August 2018

Two female Hen Harriers, a Kestrel, three Ravens, five Dunlin, 30 Ringed Plover, six Curlew and a Little Egret were at Scattery Island this afternoon (Tom Tarpey & Maura Turner).

Wednesday 8th August 2018

Four thousand eight hundred Manx Shearwater, two Sooty Shearwater, two Bonxies, three Great Northern Diver and three Common Scoter were at Black Head between 07.40-11.00.(Paul Troake)
Nineteen Sooty Shearwater, 15 Whimbrel and two Common Scoter were at the Bridges of Ross between 07.30-10.30.(Eanna O Flynn)
An Arctic Skua, a Pomarine Skua, a Bonxie and 20 Golden Plover were at the Bridges of Ross between 10.30-14.00(Jeff Copner and Dave McNamara)
A 137 Rock Dove were at Bealaha.(JC & DMN)
Four Arctic Tern and two Whimbrel were at Rinvilla.(JC & DMN)
Ten Whimbrel and a 100 Ringed Plover were at Doonbeg.(JC & DMN)

Monday 6th August 2018

One Wilson’s Storm Petrel was at the Bridges of Ross this morning (Geoff Pearson)(10.00), along with one Cory’s Shearwater and one Great Shearwater.

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