Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

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)

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)

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