Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Thursday 18th August 2016

The SOLITARY SANDPIPER and LEAST SANDPIPER were at Cloghaun Lough.(Mark Stewart)

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Wednesday 17th August 2016

The SOLITARY SANDPIPER and LEAST SANDPIPER were at Cloghaun Lough this morning.(Paul Moore)

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Tuesday 16th August 2016

Tuesday 16th August 2016

Solitary Sandpiper at Cloghaun Lough John N Murphy

The SOLITARY SANDPIPER, LEAST SANDPIPER and Common Sandpiper were at Cloghaun Lough this morning.(Frank O Duffy, Lorraine Benson and Eanna O Flynn)

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Monday 15th August 2016

Monday 15th August 2016

Solitary Sandpiper at Loop Head John N Murphy

A SOLITARY SANDPIPER and a LEAST SANDPIPER were at Cloghaun Lough, Loop Head this afternoon.(John N. Murphy)
The Solitary Sandpiper is the first record for Clare and only the 7th Irish record. The Least Sandpiper is only the second county record. There was also one Common Sandpiper at the Lough.
One juvenile Ruff was on the west side of Kilcredaun Marsh (John N Murphy).

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Sunday 14th August 2016

Sunday 14th August 2016

Least Sandpiper at Cloghaun Lough John N Murphy

A bird believed to be a Least Sandpiper was briefly seen in dull conditions at Cloghaun Lough, Loop Head late in the afternoon. (Tony & Darragh Cully)

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Friday 12th August 2016

At the Bridges of Ross today there was one Balearic Shearwater, eight Sooty Shearwaters, six Storm Petrels, seven Bonxies, one Common Scoter, one Arctic Tern, 18 Curlew and 28 Whimbrel. (John N Murphy, Tony Cully, Darragh Cully et al)
Seven Raven and six Jay were at Lees Road Wood.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

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Thursday 11th August 2016

There was one Great Shearwater, 18 Sooty Shearwaters, 12 Storm Petrels, six Bonxies and over 6,000 Manx Shearwaters at the Bridges of Ross. (Tony & Darragh Cully)

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Wednesday 10th August 2016

An Albino Curlew and two Turnstone in summer plumage were at Bishop’s Quarter this afternoon.(Pádraig Cullinan)
Two Jay were heard at Lees Road Wood.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
Three Common Sandpiper and 12 Whimbrel were at Clahane.(Jeff Copner)
35 Sandwich Tern and four Greenshank were at Liscannor.(Jeff Copner)

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Tuesday 9th August 2016

Nine Sooty Shearwater, three Great Skua, two Balearic Shearwater and a Storm Petrel were at the Bridges of Ross this morning.(Sean Pierce)

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Monday 8th August 2016

An evening Seawatch at the Bridges of Ross produced three Great Skua, two Grey Phalarope, two Arctic Skua and two Sooty Shearwater.(Sean Pierce)

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