Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Monday 10th September 2018

Monday 10th September 2018

Green Sandpiper at Drumcliffe John N Murphy

At the Bridges of Ross today there were two Sooty Shearwaters, two Arctic Skuas, 14 Bonxies, four Sandwich Terns, five Common Terns and 26 Whimbrel. (Chris Booth)
One Green Sandpiper was at the pond near Cassidy Park, Drumcliffe. (John N Murphy & Paidi Cullinan)
Two Sooty Shearwater, two Arctic Skua, 14 Great Skua and 26 Whimbrel were at the Bridges of Ross.(Chris Booth)

Sunday 9th September 2018

Two Wilson’s Petrels, 103 Leach’s Petrels, three Storm Petrels, 12 Great Shearwaters, 1,200 Sooty Shearwaters, five Balearic Shearwaters, four Grey Phalaropes, five Pomarine Skuas, 50 Bonxies, 32 Arctic Skuas and one Great Northern Diver were at the Bridges of Ross today. (Bob, David Dack, Dave McNamara & Geoff Pearson)
There was one Buzzard and a singing Chiffchaff at Applewood, Ballycar this morning. (John N Murphy)

Saturday 8th September 2018

Saturday 8th September 2018

Lesser Whitethroat skulking in an Elder bush at Kilbaha John N Murphy

There was one Lesser Whitethroat and a Reed Warbler in Seni Costelloes garden, Kilbaha, Loop Head this afternoon.(John N Murphy) Also at the Fodry there were 39 Golden Plover, three Wheatears and five Teal and one Pintail duck with a Willow Warbler in Kilbaha harbour. (JNM)
At the Bridges of Ross this morning there were over 80 Sooty Shearwaters, four Leaches Petrels, two Pomarine Skuas, 16 Bonxies, eight Arctic Skuas, five Common Scoter, two Whimbrel and four Sandwich Terns. (JNM, Bob & David Dack)
There was also lots of Common and Bottle-nosed Dolphins and one Humpback Whale.

Friday 7th September 2018

A White-tailed Sea Eagle was at Little Moon Garden Centre in Mullagh this morning.(Billy Merriman)
At the Bridges of Ross today there were 80 Sooty Shearwaters, one Leaches Petrel, 26 Bonxies, 15 Arctic Skuas and one Black Tern. (Bob & David Dack)

Thursday 6th September 2018

Three Sooty Shearwater, two Sabine’s Gull, three Great Skua and 100 Manx Shearwater were at the Bridges of Ross between 12.00-16.00.(Jim Bowman)

Wednesday 5th September 2018

A male Peregrine was at Ballyallia.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)

Tuesday 4th September 2018

A first CY Mediterranean Gull was at Ballyallia Lake.(Páidí Cullinan)

Monday 3rd September 2018

There were two Cory’s Shearwaters, 18 Sooty Shearwaters, 14 Bonxies, three Arctic Skuas and 15 Sandwich Terns off the Bridges of Ross today. (John N Murphy)
The Green Sandpiper was still at pond near Cassidy’s Park, Drumcliffe.

Saturday 1st September 2018

A Green Sandpiper was at the pond near Cassidy’s Park, Drumcliffe.(Páidí Cullinan)
One juvenile Buzzard was in the orchard at Applewood, Ballycar this evening. (John N Murphy)

Monday 27th August 2018

An immature Long-tailed Skua, four Leach’s Petrel, a Grey Phalarope, an Arctic Skua, 21 Great Skua and 40 Sooty Shearwater were at the Bridges of Ross(06.10-1800).(Brian McCloskey)

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