Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Seven juvenile Curlew Sandpiper were at Seafield.(Jeff Copner)
A Cimmon Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Quay.(John N.Murphy)

Tuesday 1st September 2020

A Garden Warbler and a male Blackcap were at Kilbaha village.(John N. Murphy)
A Ruff was at Cloughaun Lough.(JNM)

Sunday 30th August 2020

An Arctic Skua(dark-phased) was at the Rine, Ballyvaughan.(Jeff Copner)
Three Buzzard were at Dromore Nature Reserve.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Tuesday 25th August 2020

Tuesday 25th August 2020

2nd winter Little Gull Tom Tarpey

Three Wilson’s Petrels, 20 Leaches Petrels, 200 Storm Petrels, two juvenile Long-tailed Skuas, 30 Arctic Skuas, 20 Bonxies, three Great Shearwaters, one Balearic Shearwater, eight Sabine’s Gull, 70 Arctic Terns and three Common Scoters were seen at the Bridges of Ross today (Noel Keogh, Brian McCloskey, Victor Cashera, Jim Dowdall, Tom Tarpey, Mark Stewart et al.)
A 2nd winter Little Gull was at Rhinevilla beach (TT.
Two Sanderling were at the Cloughaun Lough outflow (TT).
A Ruff was at Kilcredaun marsh (Barry Howell).

Friday 20th August 2020

At the Bridges of Ross tis morning were one Cory’s Shearwater, one Black Tern and 100’s of Sooty Shearwaters. (Andrew McMillan)

Thursday 19th August 2020

A six hour seawatch at the Bridges of Ross today produced 5,000 Manx Shearwaters (ph), 32 Sooty Shearwaters, three Bonxies, two Arctic Skuas and five Pomarine Skuas. (Paul Lynch)

Tuesday 18th August 2020

Two Whimbrel, two Curlew, 112 Ringed Plover, eleven Dunlin, two Sanderling and 30 Oystercatchers were at Seafields this evening. (Tom Tarpey).

Saturday 15th August 2020

The albino Curlew was at Bishop’s Quarter, Ballyvaughan this morning. (Ethan & Joe Coughlan)

Friday 14th August 2020

One Sooty Shearwater was at the Bridges of Ross. (Aidan Duggan)
An albino Mistle Thrush was at New Park, Ennis within a flock of ten others. (Joe & Ethan Coughlan)

Thursday 13th August 2020

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was at Flagmount, Lough Graney. (Andy Smith)
One juvenile Reed Warbler, two Wigeon and 12 Gadwall were at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this morning. (John N Murphy)
Along the edge of the rising tide on the mudflats east of Knockbeg Point, Shannon there were two Sanderling, 170 Dunlin and 45 Ringed Plovers. (JNM)

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