Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 17th August 2019

At the Bridges of Ross today there was one Fea’s Petrel (09.13-09.19),(John N Murphy, Keith Langdon et al), along with six Cory’s Shearwaters, 71 Great Shearwaters, 274 Sooty Shearwaters, two Pomarine Skuas, six Arctic Skuas, six Bonxies, 38 Storm Petrels, four Arctic Terns, five Sandwich Terns, 14 Whimbrel and a Merlin.
The Bonaparte’s Gull was still at Clahane, Liscannor. (Neal Warnock)


Friday 16th August 2017

The adult Bonaparte’s Gull was still at Clahane Liscannor again today. (Stan Nugent, Barry Howell & Dixie Collins)
At the Bridges of Ross today there were two Balearic Shearwaters, 48 Sooty Shearwaters, one adult Pomarine Skua, six Arctic Skuas, eight Bonxies, 65 Storm Petrels, 28 Whimbrel, three Knot, one Greenshank and four Common Scoter. (Keith Langdon, John N Murphy, Paul Milne et al)


Thursday 15th August 2019

The Bonaparte’s Gull was at Clahane, Liscannor this evening. (Geoff Pearson)
An immature Whinchat was at the Fodry, Loop Head this afternoon. (GP)
One Sooty Shearwater, one Arctic Skua, one Great Skua, 21 Storm Petrel, a Red-throated Diver, 11 Sandwich Tern and 25 Whimbrel were at the Bridges oh Ross.(Keith Langton & GP, 17.45-19.15)


Wednesday 14th August 2019

At the Bridges of Ross today there was one Balearic Shearwater, nine Sooty Shearwaters two Arctic Skuas, three Bonxies, six Storm Petrels, nine Arctic Terns and eight Sandwich Terns. (John N Murphy, Paidi Cullinan & Geoff Pearson)


Monday 12th August 2019

The Bonaparte’s Gull is on the beach between Lahinch and Liscannor this evening.(Páidí Cullinan & Des Higgins)
A four hour sea watch at the Bridges of Ross today produced two Balearic Shearwaters, 500-700 Manx Shearwaters (ph), one Arctic Skua, three Bonxies, 40 Sandwich Terns, six Sanderling and 32 Whimbrel. (John N Murphy)
There were three Ruff at Poulnasherry Bay. (Geoff Pearson)
An adult Little Tern was at the Rine, Ballyvaughan.(Paul Troake)
A Kingfisher was at the Falls, Ennistymon.(Jeff Copner)
Ten Swift were at Ardroon Bridge. (Cliff Baxter)


Sunday 11th August 2019

Sunday 11th August 2019

Adult Bonaparte’s Gull at Clahane John N Murphy

The adult Bonaparte’s Gull coming out of summer plumage was at Clahane this lunchtime along with one 2CY Meditteranean Gull. (John N Murphy et al)
Two dark phase Arctic Skuas were at the Bridges of Ross this morning. (Geoff Hunt and Mike Flannagan).


Saturday 10th August 2019

One Bonaparte’s Gull was at Clahane, Liscannor. (Jeff Copner)
At the Bridges of Ross there was one Wilson’s Petrel (Brian McCluskey & Gerard Murray).
Also at the Bridges were two Balearic Shearwaters,79 Sooty Shearwaters, 53 Storm Petels, four Arctic Skuas, 38 Bonxiesand 14 Arctic Terns. (BMcC, GM, Paidi Cullinan & Eanna O Flynn)


Monday 5th August 2019

A Buzzard was calling at Dromore Nature Reserve.(Cliff Baxter)
A male Peregrine was at Quilty Beach.(Jeff Copner)
A Bonxie was at the Bridges of Ross where there was a steady flow of Manx Shearwater throughout the morning.(JC)
Two Cory’s Shearwater, three Sooty Shearwater and three Arctic Skua were at the Bridges of Ross during the afternoon.(Henrik Braender)


Sunday 4th August 2019

A Common Sandpiper, a Whimbrel and 13 Little Egret were seen from the Martello Tower, Aughinish.(Paul Troake)


Wednesday 31st July 2019

Two Green Sandpiper and a Common Sandpiper were at Clenagh Lake.(Páidí Cullinan)
A Whimbrel, a Peregrine, a Common Sandpiper and 415 Knot were at Shannon Airport Lagoon.(PC)
A Jay was at Lough Gash.(PC)
A Buzzard was at Tubber.(PC)
A Little Stint, two Whimbrel, a Grey Plover, 12 Little Egret, 35 Common Tern, 4 Arctic Tern and 400 Manx Shearwater were at the Rine.(Paul Troake)


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