Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Saturday 15th September 2018

Forty four Sooty Shearwater, a Pomarine Skua, three Great Skua, two Grey Phalarope, four Common Scoter, 35 Sandwich Tern, two Arctic Tern, a Red-throated Diver and a Great Northern Diver were at the Bridges of Ross between 08.10-10.10.(John N. Murphy)
A Cuckoo flew across the road at Moyasta earlier this morning.(JNM)
A Green Sandpiper, a Kingfisher and a singing Chiffchaff were at the pond near Cassidy’s Park at Drumcliffe this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)


Friday 14th September 2018

At the Bridges of Ross today there was on25 Sooty Shearwaters, one adult Sabine’s Gull, three Leach’s Petrels, one Grey Phalarope, 13 Bonxies, two Arctic Skuas, one Mediterranean Gull and two Red-throated Divers. (Geoff Pearson)


Thursday 13th September 2018

A Great Shearwater, two Pomarine Skua, 18 Great Skua, three Arctic Skua, 43 Arctic Tern, 8 Leach’s Petrel, a Grey Phalrope, six Red-throated Diver and over 100 Sooty Shearwater were at the Bridges of Ross.(Paul Troake, Chris Booth)


Wednesday 12th September 2018

Four Leach’s Petrel, a Grey Phalarope, three Great Skua, two Arctic Skua, a Red-throated Diver and 40 Sooty Shearwater were at the Bridges of Ross this morning.(Páidí Cullinan)
Five Crossbill were at Ballycanarra near Lickeen Lake.(Jeff Copner)
An albino Curlew was back at Bishops Quarter.(JC)


Tuesday 11th September 2018

One adult Sabine’s Gull, a Pomarine Skua, 11 Great Skua, seven Arctic Skua, 100 Sooty Shearwater, six Leach’s Petrel, a Red-throated Diver, a Merlin and a Peregrine were at the Bridges of Ross.(Chris Booth)
There were 17 Mediterranean gulls at Corronroo. (Paul Troake)


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)


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