Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Friday 13th September 2019

One Lapland Bunting was at Loop Head, (Mark Gibson & Dougie Dickson), along with 45 Chough, with one Little Gull, one Sooty Shearwater and one Common Scoter at the Bridges of Ross.(MG,DD & John N Murphy)


Wednesday 11th September 2019

At Loop Head today there was one Brent Goose, one Red-throated Diver, 18 Golden Plover,two Hen Harriers and three Little Egrets. (John N Murphy & Paidi Cullinan)
One Buzzard was at Poulnasherry Bay. (PC & JNM)
At Black Head there were six Arctic skuas, two Bonxies, one pale adult Pomarine Skua, one adult Sabines Gull and 50 Sandwich Terns. (Paul Troake)
Three Arctic Skuas were on the beach at Fanore. (PT)
There were 14 Brent Geese at the Skivileen River, Doonbeg. (JNM & PC)
One Sooty Shearwater was at Siefield, Quilty. (JNM & PC)
Two Buzzards were at Applewood, Ballycar. (JNM)
A Long-eared Owl was at Rathclooney this evening.(Jason Horner)
One Buzzard was at Cratloekeel. (Edel Murphy)


Tuesday 10th September 2019

The Bonaparte’s Gull was at Liscannor.(Petteri Lehikoinen)
Two Mediterranean Gull were also at Liscannor.(Jeff Copner)
One Green Sandpiper and 200 Sand Martins were at Lough Gash, New-market-on-Fergus.(John N Murphy)


Monday 9th September 2019

One juvenile Long-tailed Skua and a Leach’s Petrel was at the Bridges of Ross.(Petteri Lehikoinen)


Saturday 7th September 2019

Five Buzzards were at Applewood, Ballycar. (John N Murphy)
One Buzzard was at Spancil Hill. (Iomhar Daly)
One Ruff, two Knot and 250 Black-tailed Godwits were at Ballyallia Lake. (Paidi Cullinan)


Thursday 5th September 2019

At the Bridges of Ross today were, three Sooty Shearwaters, two Arctic Skuas, nine Bonxies, four Grey Phalaropes and one Puffin. (Sean Pierce)
Two Mediterranean Gulls were at Killimer.(SP)


Wednesday 4th September 2019

At the Bridges of Ross todsy there was one Wilson’s Petrel. (John N Murphy et al)
Also at the Bridges were 12 Sooty Shearwaters, three Pomarine Skuas, 38 Bonxies, 23 Arctic Skuas, 13 Long-tailed Skuas, two Storm Petrels, 18 Leach’s Petrels, four Sabines Gulls, 34 Sandwich Terns, 12 Arctic Terns, two Red-throated Divers, 32 Grey Phalaropes and 14 Whimbrel.(Niall Keogh, Sean Pierce, John N Murphy, Aonghus O’Donnell, Paidi Cullinan et al)
Two Grey Phalaropes were out to sea off Seafield, Quilty this evening. (JNM & PC)
One Buzzard was near Inch Bridge.(JNM & PC)


Tuesday 3rd September 2019

At the Bridges of Ross today there were 36 Sooty Shearwaters, two Arctic Skuas, 22 Bonxies, 30 Sandwich Terns and 25 Whimbrel. ( Sean Pierce)
One Green Sandpiper and 200 Sandmartins were at Lough Gash this evening. (John N Murphy)


Monday 2nd September 2019

At the Bridges of Ross today there were ten Sooty Shearwaters, two Arctic Skuas, six Bonxies, 13 Leach’s Petrels and 25 Sandwich Terns. (Sean Pierce)


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)


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