Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

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)


Wednesday 21st August 2019

At Knockbeg Point, Shannon this morning there were 1157 Black-tailed Godwit, three Bar-tailed Godwit, 91 Knot, 88 Dunlin, four Ringed Plover, 43 Redshank and a Peregrine.(Páidí Cullinan)
A Kingfisher was at Clenagh Lake.(PC)


Tuesday 20th August 2019

At the Bridges of Ross today there were seven Sooty Shearwaters, four Storm Petrels, seven Arctic Skuas, five Bonxies, 34 Sandwich Terns, nine Whimbrel and a Peregrine. (Neal Warnock)


Monday 19th August 2019

At the Bridges of Ross today there were 34 Sooty Shearwaters, two Arctic Skuas, two Bonxies, 18 Storm Petrels four Grey Phalaropes, seven Sandwich Terns and 26 Whimbrel. (Neal Warnock, Keith Langdon et al)


Sunday 18th August 2019

A Fea’s Petrel was at the Bridges of Ross this morning. (08.22)(John N Murphy et al) One Wilson’s Petrel was also at the Bridges. (10.00)(Paul Troake et al)
One pale phased Arctic Skuas was off Black Head. (Paidi Cullinan)


Saturday 17th August 2019

At the Bridges of Ross today there was one Fea’s Petrel (09.13-09.19),(John N Murphy, Keith Langdon et al), along with six Cory’s Shearwaters, 71 Great Shearwaters, 274 Sooty Shearwaters, two Pomarine Skuas, six Arctic Skuas, six Bonxies, 38 Storm Petrels, four Arctic Terns, five Sandwich Terns, 14 Whimbrel and a Merlin.
The Bonaparte’s Gull was still at Clahane, Liscannor. (Neal Warnock)


Friday 16th August 2017

The adult Bonaparte’s Gull was still at Clahane Liscannor again today. (Stan Nugent, Barry Howell & Dixie Collins)
At the Bridges of Ross today there were two Balearic Shearwaters, 48 Sooty Shearwaters, one adult Pomarine Skua, six Arctic Skuas, eight Bonxies, 65 Storm Petrels, 28 Whimbrel, three Knot, one Greenshank and four Common Scoter. (Keith Langdon, John N Murphy, Paul Milne et al)


Thursday 15th August 2019

The Bonaparte’s Gull was at Clahane, Liscannor this evening. (Geoff Pearson)
An immature Whinchat was at the Fodry, Loop Head this afternoon. (GP)
One Sooty Shearwater, one Arctic Skua, one Great Skua, 21 Storm Petrel, a Red-throated Diver, 11 Sandwich Tern and 25 Whimbrel were at the Bridges oh Ross.(Keith Langton & GP, 17.45-19.15)


Wednesday 14th August 2019

At the Bridges of Ross today there was one Balearic Shearwater, nine Sooty Shearwaters two Arctic Skuas, three Bonxies, six Storm Petrels, nine Arctic Terns and eight Sandwich Terns. (John N Murphy, Paidi Cullinan & Geoff Pearson)


Monday 12th August 2019

The Bonaparte’s Gull is on the beach between Lahinch and Liscannor this evening.(Páidí Cullinan & Des Higgins)
A four hour sea watch at the Bridges of Ross today produced two Balearic Shearwaters, 500-700 Manx Shearwaters (ph), one Arctic Skua, three Bonxies, 40 Sandwich Terns, six Sanderling and 32 Whimbrel. (John N Murphy)
There were three Ruff at Poulnasherry Bay. (Geoff Pearson)
An adult Little Tern was at the Rine, Ballyvaughan.(Paul Troake)
A Kingfisher was at the Falls, Ennistymon.(Jeff Copner)
Ten Swift were at Ardroon Bridge. (Cliff Baxter)


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