Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Tuesday 16th August 2011

An adult White-rumped Sandpiper was on the mudflats at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening (John N Murphy), along with two juvenile Ruff, one Common Sandpiper, 60 Knot, 180 Dunlin, 150 Redshank and four Little Egrets.
The American Golden Plover is still at Doonbeg again today (Maurice Hanafin).
One adult Sabine’s Gull, one Pomarine Skua, one Bonxie and eight Arctic Skuas were at the Bridges of Ross.
Four Ruff, one Common Sandpiper and a male Hen Harrier were at Lough Atedaun, Corofin.
One Ruff and eight Little Egrets were at the Martelloe Tower at Aughinish Island.
Five Crossbills were at Gort Coirce, Dysert.
Two Raven were at Ballinruan.

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Monday 15th August 2011

The American Golden Plover was at Doonbeg this evening (John N Murphy & Maeve Meehan).
Also at Doonbeg was one immature Mediterranean Gull.
One Peregrine was at Lough Donnell.

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Sunday 14th August 2011

The American Golden Plover was still at Doonbeg (Jeff Copner).
At the Bridges or Ross this afternoon there were two Sooty Shearwaters, four Arctic Skuas, one Pomarine Skua, two Whimbrel and 50 Arctic Terns.

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Saturday 13th August 2011

The American Golden Plover was at Doonbeg this afternoon (John N Murphy & Brian Finnegan).
There were three adult Sabine’s Gulls, for Balearic Shearwaters, 50 Sooty Shearwaters, two Pomarine Skuas, 18 Bonxies, 12 Arctic Skuas, three Storm Petrels, eight Common Scoters, 14 Whimbrel and 16 Arctic Terns at the Bridges of Ross today.
One female Hen Harrier was at Doonbeg.
One male Hen Harrier, one Kingfisher and ten Whimbrel were at Lahinch Marsh.
Five Crossbills were at Gort Coirce, Dysert.
Two Barn Owls were at an undisclosed site in west Clare.

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Thursday 11th August 2011

One juvenile Ruff, 600 Black-tailed Godwits, 120 Redshank, 110 Dunlin and 70 Ringed Plovers were on the mudflats at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening.

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Wednesday 10th August 2011

The adult American Golden Plover was still at Doonbeg Bay this morning (Dave McNamara).

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Tuesday 9th August 2011

The American Golden Plover was at Doonbeg (Angus Murray & Chris McGuigan).
At the Bridges of Ross there was one Arctic Skua, five Bonxies and two Sooty Shearwaters.
Eight Crossbills were at Gort Coirce, Dysert.

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Monday 8th August 2011

The adult American Golden Plover was at Doonbeg Bay (Jeff Copner), today along with one juvenile Golden Plover and one Bonxie.
There were five Sooty Shearwaters, seven Bonxies, two Pomarine Skuas and two Arctic Skuas at the Bridges of Ross.
Five Crossbills were at Gort Coirce, Dysert.
One Little Egret and five Whimbrel were at Kilcredaun Marsh.

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Sunday 7th August 2011

The American Golden Plover was still at Doonbeg Bay this morning (Jeff Copner).

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Friday 5th August 2011

Friday 5th August 2011

American Golden Plover at Doonbeg © John N Murphy

There was a summer plumaged American Golden Plover at Doonbeg Bay this afternoon (John N Murphy, Finbarr MacGabhann, Clodagh Glasgow, Maeve Meehan & Dave McNamara). Also at Doonbeg were one Common Sandpiper, seven Greenshank, three Sanderling and two Tree Sparrows.
Off the tip of Loop Head today were one Pomarine Skua, one Bonxie and one Sooty Shearwater.
A Blue Fulmar was off the Bridges of Ross.
One Tree Sparrow was in Kilbaha.
One male Hen Harrier was at Doonbeg Golf Course.
One Barn Owl was at an undisclosed site in West Clare.

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