Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 1st September 2019

The Bonaparte’s Gull was just west of O’Briens Bridge, Lahinch. Victor Cashcera, Jim Dowdall & Aidan Kelly)
At the Bridges of Ross there were ten Sooty Shearwaters, one adult Pomarine Skua, seven Arctic Skuas, ninecBonxies, two Leach’s Petrels, 12 Grey Phalaropes and three Puffins. (VC, JD & AK)
One pale phased Pomarine Skua and one Arctic Skua were off Black Head this morning, and four Bonxies off Coolsiva Pier. (Paul Troake)
One Ruff and a female Hen Harrier were at Poulnasherry Bay yhis morning. (Paidi Cullinan)

Saturday 31st August 2019

At the Bridges of Ross today there were, one Great Shearwater, 32 Sooty Shearwaters, one Balearic Shearwater, 28 Leach’s Petrels, three Storm Petrels, 11 Long-tailed Skuas, three Pomarine Skuas, 42 Arctic Skuas, 36 Bonxies, seven Sabine’s Gulls, one Black Tern, four Arctic Terns, 28 Sandwich Terns, two Little Terns, 36 Grey Phalaropes, 14 Whimbrel, 26 Sanderling, four Dunlin, 12 Knot, 22 Turnstone and two Common Scoter. (Brian McCluskey, John N Murphy, Kieran Grace, Andrew MacMillan et al)
One immature Hen Harrier was near Killtrellig, Loop Head.(John N Murphy & Finbarr MacGabhain)

Friday 30th August 2019

The Bonaparte’s Gull was still st Liscannor. (Geoff Pearson)
At the Bridges of Ross there were six Sooty Shearwaters, 11 Bonxies and six Arctic Skuas. (Andrew MacMillan et al)

Thursday 29th August 2019

At the Bridges of Ross today were; 350 Sooty Shearwaters, six Storm Petrels, two Leach’s Petrels, 45 Bonxies, 30 Arctic Skuas, six Pomarine Skuas, one Long-tailed Skua,two Grey Phalaropes, two Sabine’s Gulls, two Common Scoter, 27 Sandwich Terns, five Arctic Terns and six Whimbrel.(Kieran Grace, John N Murphy et al)
Two juvenile Ruff were at Ballyallia Lake with 69 Collared Doves on the south shore of the lake.(Paidi Cullinan)

Tuesday 27th August 2019

The Bonaparte’s Gull was still at Clahane.(Brian McCloskey, Cathal Forkan et al)
A Common Sandpiper was at Clarecastle Pier.(Páidí Cullinan)

Wednesday 28th August 2019

At the Bridges of Ross today there was one Balearic Shearwater, one Long-tailed Skua and two Black Terns. (Noel Keogh, Brian McCluskey, Gerard Murray, Cathal Forkan & Jim Creamer)

Monday 26th August 2019

The Bonaparte’s Gull was seen at Liscannor Harbour along with an adult winter Mediterranean Gull today (Jeff Copner, Brian McCloskey, Cathal Forkan & Tom Tarpey)

Saturday 24th August 2019

One Osprey flew over the Bridges of Ross this morning, (Cian Cardiff et al) while at sea things were still quiet with one Balearic Shearwater,12 Sooty Shearwaters, 18 Storm Petrels, two Arctic Skuas, one Bonxie,five Common Scoter, 33 Sandwich Terns and 36 Whimbrel. (John Dempsey et al)
One Green Sandpiper was at Cloghaun Lough, Loop Head. (Neal Warnock et al)
One juvenile Hen Harrier was in Kilbaha. (John N Murphy et al)
Three Buzzards were at Applewood, Ballycar. (Brian Keogh)

Friday 23rd August 2019

There were three Ruff at Doonbeg. (Cathal Forklan et al)
One Green Sandpiper was at Moyasta. (CF et al)
At the Bridges of Ross things were fairly quiet with 18 Sooty Shearwaters, three Arctic Skuas, one Bonxie, one Grey Phalarope, two Storm Petrels, 42 Whimbrel, three Knot and a Merlin. (John N Murphy et al)
One Arctic Skua and a Peregrine were at Kilcredaun. (CF et al)

Thursday 22nd August 2019

Today at the Bridges of Ross there were 109 Sooty Shearwaters, two Pomarine Skuas, three Arctic Skuas, 12 Bonxies, two Storm Petrels, 22 Whimbrel, four Sandwich Terns, one Peregrine and a Merlin. (Neal Warnock et al)

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