Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

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)

Sunday 26th August 2018

Nine Leach’s Petrel, six Storm Petrel, 142 Sooty Shearwater, 19 Great Skua, 31 Arctic Skua, a Pomarine Skua,two Sabine’s Gull, three Black Tern, 91 Arctic Tern, two Grey Phalarope and a Puffin were at the Bridges of Ross. (Neal Warnock, Brian McCloskey, Des Higgins, Noel Keogh, Killian Mullarney, Kiearan Grace, Tom Shevlin, Jim Dowdall et al)

Saturday 25th August 2018

The Clare Branch outing to the Bridges of Ross this morning, (during a period of bright sunshine and very slack winds) reported two Great Skua, two Arctic Skua, a Puffin, six Whimbrel, three Wheatear, a Peregrine, 10 Common Scoter, 80 Manx Shearwater and four Chough as the highlights.(Austin Cooney, Finbarr MacGabhann et al)
A Green Sandpiper was at the pond at Drumcliffe at the entrance to Cassidy’s Park.(Paidi Cullinan)

Friday 24th August 2018

A Wilson’s Petrel(16.05), four Leach’s Petrel, a juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 28 Great Skua, two Arctic Skua, 60 Sooty Shearwater, six Storm Petrel, three Grey Phalarope, 24 Arctic Tern, two Puffin, six Whimbrel, a Great Northern Diver and a Red-throated Diver were at the Bridges of Ross.(Neal Warnock, Andrew McMillan, Keith Langdon, Brian McCloskey et al)
A Barn Owl was at Cross on the Loop Head Peninsula.(Aidan Kelly, Mark Stewart and Mick Derwin)

Thursday 23rd August 2018

A LITTLE SHEARWATER was at the Bridges of Ross at 1620.(Andrew McMillan, Neal Warnock et al) A Red-necked Phalarope, three Grey Phalarope, a Leach’s Petrel, a Long-tailed Skua, two Black Tern, 185 Sooty Shearwater, three Sabine’s Gull and 17 Great Skua were the other highlights from a very good day at the Bridges.
A juvenile Mediterranean Gull was at Ballyallia early this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)
Three Swift were at Ballyallia later in the afternoon.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)
A Common Sandpiper was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening.(Páidí Cullinan)

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