Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Monday 18th July 2011

At the Bridges of Ross today there were two Arctic Skuas, one Bonxie, 11 Sooty Shearwaters, 22,000 Manx Shearwaters, seven Storm Petrels, nine Arctic Terns and eight Puffins.
Two Long-eared Owl was at Bridgetown.
A flock of 60 Curlews were at Applewood, Ballycar.

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Sunday 17th July 2011

Sunday 17th July 2011

There was one adult Long-tailed Skua, one adult Sabine’s Gull, one Pomarine Skua, four Arctic Skuas, five Bonxies, one Great Shearwater, two Balearic Shearwaters, one blue Fulmar and 53 Storm Petrels at the Bridges of Ross.
One Barn Owl was at an undisclosed site in west Clare.
Three Common Sandpipers were at Doonbeg Lough.
Six Crossbills were at Gort Coirce.
There were 29 Sanderlings at Seafield, Quilty.

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Saturday 16th July 2011

One Wilson’s Storm Petrel was at the Bridges of Ross (John N Murphy et al), along with two Great Shearwaters, 56 Sooty Shearwaters, 30-40,000 Manx Shearwaters, 34 Storm Petrels, five Bonxies, three Pomarine Skuas, one blue Fulmar, three Red-throated Divers and 43 Puffins.
A Jay was at Lough Rask and three Raven were close to Alliwee Cave.

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Friday 15th July 2011

Seven Little Egrets, four Water Rails and 700 Black-tailed Godwits were at the Shannon Airport Lagoon.
Two Long-eared Owls were near Killimer.

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Thursday 14th July 2011

One Kingfisher was in Ennis Town.

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Monday 11th July 2011

Two Crossbills were at Gort Coirce, Corofin.

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Sunday 10th July 2011

Sunday 10th July 2011

One Bonxie was at the Bridges of Ross.
Four Crosbills were at Gort Coirce.
Two Little Egrets was at Mullaghmore, the Burren.
A flock of 70 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 68 Swifts, 50 Curlew
and 100 Sandmartins were at Lough Atedaun.

 

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Saturday 9th July 2011

One first-summer Sabine’s Gull, one Bonxie and 600 Manx Shearwaters were at Bridges of Ross

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Wednesday 6th July 2011

One Cory’s Shearwater and over 2,000 Manx Shearwaters were off the Bridges of Ross (John N Murphy & Brian Finnegan).

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Monday 4th July 2011.

Four Little Egrets and 400 Black-tailed Godwits were at the Shannon Airport Lagoon.

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