Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 28th August 2011

The Sharp-tailed Sandpiper was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this morning (John Power, Denis O’Sullivan et al).
An Osprey flew south between Doonbeg and Kilkee this afternoon (Neal Warnock & Niall Keogh).
Also at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening were five Ruff, six Sanderling and two Curlew Sandpipers.
Two Little Egrets were at Moyasta Creek.

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Saturday 27th August 2011

Saturday 27th August 2011

Semi-palmated Sandpiper © Richard Bonser

The adult Sharp-tailed Sandpiper was back at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening (Richard Bonser, John N Murphy et al).
Also at the Shannon Airport Lagoon were 12 Curlew Sandpipers, eight Ruff, eight Sanderling and a large mixed group of Dunlin, Knot and Redshank.
The Semi-palmated Sandpiper was also still at Doughmore Beach (Alan Clewes et al).

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Friday 26th August 2011

Friday 26th August 2011

An adult Sharp-tailed Sandpiper was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this afternoon (Pasi Pirinen et al). This is a first County record and only a fifth for Ireland.
One Semi-palmated Sandpiper was at Doughmore Beach, Doonbeg (Alan Clewes et al). This is only the fourth county record.


Sharp-tailed Sandpipers © Janne Riihimäki

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Thursday 25th August 2011

Thursday 25th August 2011

Curlew Sandpiper at Quilty © Dave McNamara

One Curlew Sandpiper, 85 Sanderling and 10 Knot and 10 Bar Tailed Godwits were at Seafield today.
A flock of 11 Raven and 250 Swallows were at Lough Cullaun.
Two Crossbills were at Gort Coirce, Dysert.

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Wednesday 24th August 2011.

Two Great Skua, 12 Arctic Skua, 30 Sooty Shearwater and two Great Shearwater were at the Bridges of Ross this morning.

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Monday 22nd August 2011

One Macaronesian Shearwater was at the Bridges of Ross (Tom Lowe, Dan Brown et al).
Also at the Bridges were seven Great Shearwaters, four Balearic Shearwaters, 200 Sooty Shearwaters, two Pomarine Skuas,
four Arctic Skuas and two Bonxies.
There were five Mediterranean Gulls at Killimer (two adults and three first-winters).
A Barn Owl was seen in Tubber just after dusk.
A Little Egret was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon along with 414 Black-tailed Godwit on the mudflats.

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Saturday 20th August 2011

There were 98 Great Shearwaters, 165 Sooty Shearwaters, five Balearic Shearwaters, four adult Sabine’s Gulls, two Pomarine Skuas, 12 Arctic Skuas, 13 Bonxies and 75 Storm Petrels at the Bridges of Ross today.
A flock of 2.000 Black-tailed Godwits and four Little Egrets were the highlights on the mudflats at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this morning on high tide.

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Friday 19th August 2011

Today at the Bridges of Ross there was one Great Shearwater, two Balearic Shearwaters, one adult Pomarine Skua, ten Arctic Skuas, five Bonxies, 209 Whimbrels and 12 Storm Petrels.
One Ruff and four Little Egrets were at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening.

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Thursday 18th August 2011

The White-rumped Sandpiper and a summer plumaged American Golden Plover were on the mudflats at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening (Chris ten Bohmer & Hans Derks).
At the Bridges of Ross today there were eight Arctic Skuas, one Bonxie , one juvenile Mediterranean Gull and a Leather-backed Turtle.

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Wednesday 17th August 2011

One Kingfisher was on the river near Kilshanny this morning.

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