Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 29th July 2023

At Ross, Loop Head this morning there were four Wilson’s Storm Petrel, 135 Cory’s Shearwater, eight Great Shearwater, five Sooty Shearwater, 24 Storm Petrel and 12 Arctic Tern.(John N. Murphy, Sean Holland)


Friday 28th July 2023

This morning at Loop Head between Ross and the Bridges of Ross from 06.30-12.30 there was one Wilson’s Storm Petrel (TC), over 100 Cory’s Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwater, an adult and a juvenile Sabine’s Gull, one Great Shearwater, ten Storm Petrels, one first-winter Mediterranean Gull, two Puffin, one Ringer Plover at sea and four Whimbrel.(Tony Cully & John N. Murphy)


Thursday 27th July 2023

At Ross, Loop Head this morning between 09.00-12.00 there were ten Cory’s Shearwater, a Grey Phalarope, five Storm Petrel, 4000 Manx Shearwater and six Whimbrel.(John N. Murphy)


Sunday 23rd July 2023

Eight Great Shearwater, nine Sooty Shearwater, 35 Storm Petrel, one Whimbrel, a Sandwich Tern and a passage of 2800 Manx Shearwater per hour were recorded at the Bridges of Ross.(Chris Cullen 10.15-12.15)
An Arctic Skua was at Ross this afternoon.(John N. Murphy)


Tuesday 18th July 2023

A Spotted Flycatcher was at the Glen,Ennistymon.(Geoff Pearson)


Saturday 15th July 2023

Twelve Sooty Shearwater, an Arctic Skua, 54 Storm Petrel, 13 Puffin, four Sandwich Tern, four Dunlin and a passage of over 5000 Storm Petrel per hour from late morning were recorded at the Bridges of Ross.(Sean Holland, Chris Cullen. 07.50-11.50
An adult Mediterranean Gull and an adult and juvenile Common Sandpiper were at Clahane.(Nick Larter)


Wednesday 12th July 2023

At the Bridges of Ross this morning there was one Leach’s Petrel, two Sandwich Terns, three Puffin and Manx Shearwater passage ca. 1000 per hour. (Chris Cullen)


Saturday 8th July 2023

There were two Buzzards at Bunratty & another at Sixmilebridge. (James Organ)
One dead Barn Owl was also on the motorway between Bunratty and Cratloe.


Friday 7th July 2023

Friday 7th July 2023

This juvenile Cuckoo was being fed by a pair of Meadow Pipits this morning at Woodcock Hill John N Murphy


Thursday 6th July 2023

A Rose-colored Starling was near the Bellbridge Hotel, Spanish Point today (Aine Freeley)


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