Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Wednesday 6th September 2017

Juvenile Osprey at Shannon Airport Lagoon John N Murphy

The Osprey was back at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this morning.(10.25)(John N Murphy & Paidi Cullinan)
The adult female Marsh Harrier was back at Lough Donnell this afternoon. (PC)


Tuesday 5th September 2017

An Osprey was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon today, probably the same one from across the river at Ringmoylan Pier. (Chris Pappiat)
One Wilson’s Petrel was at The Bridges of Ross this afternoon (Dave MaNamara & Geoff Pearson).
Also at the Bridges this evening were three Leach’s Petrels, 90 Sooty Shearwaters and 42 Common Scoter (DMcN & GP)
Seven Leach’s Petrel, an adult Sabine’s Gull, an Arctic Skua, a Great Skua and 26 Sooty Shearwater were at the Bridges of Ross, 07.25-09.40.(Alex Ash)
One female Hen Harrier, 14 Golden Plover and five Wheatears were at Loop Head (DMcN & GP)
One adult Mediterranean Gull was at Quilty (DMcN)
There was one Ruff, 1,400 Black-tailed Godwits, 400 Dunlin, 40 Knot, 160 Redshank, one Ringed Plover, one Sanderling and two Little Egrets at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening.(John N Murphy)
Two Green Sandpipers were at Lough Gash (JNM)
One adult Mediterranean Gull flew west over Applewood, Ballycar this evening (JNM)


Monday 4th September 2017

A Leach’s Petrel, three Great Skua and 22 Sooty Shearwater were at the Bridges of Ross, 15.35-17.35.(Alex Ash)
One juvenile Marsh Harrier was at Lough Donnell. (Geoff Pearson)


Sunday 3rd September 2017

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Green Sandpiper at the small pond in Kilbaha Jeff Copner

The juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper was still at Cloghaun lough, Loop Head (Nick Larter).
There was a Green Sandpiper at Cloghaun Lough, Loop Head probably the same individual from the pond in Kilbaha village (NL & Jeff Copner)
One Buzzard was at Cross Village (JC)


Saturday 2nd September 2017

Saturday 2nd September 2017

Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper at Loop Head John N Murphy

A juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper was at Cloghaun Lough, Loop Head this afternoon.(John N. Murphy)
One Buzzard was in a field between Rehy and Kilcredaun Marsh. (JNM)
There was one adult-winter Mediterranean Gull at Kilimer. (JNM)
Three Common Sandpipers were at Clarecastle Quay. (JNM)
Eight Little Egrets were at Kildysert with another eight at Moyasta. (JNM)
The Buzzard at Exit 13 in Ennis was found dead on the M18 road this morning. (Paidi Cullinan)


Tuesday 29th August 2017

One Great Shearwater, 12 Leach’s Petrels, two Storm Petrels, three Sabine’s Gulls, three Arctic Skuas, four Great Skuas and 12 Whimbrel were seen at the Bridges of Ross between 9.30 and 16.30 (Niall T Keogh, Des Higgins, Victor Cashera, Jim Dowdall, Tom Tarpey et al.)


Sunday 27th August 2017

A Wilson’s Storm Petrel was seen 8km North-West of Loop Head at 13.00.(Niall T. Keogh, Simon Berrow, John Collins & Stephanie Levesque)
A Sabine’s Gull was seen 10km North-West of Loop Head.(NTK, SB, JC & SL)
A Wilson’s Storm Petrel was seen at the Bridges of Ross at 11.20.(Simon Dennis)
A Gadwall was seen feeding a duckling at the Shannon Airport Lagoon.(Phil Brennan)


Saturday 26th August 2017

An Arctic Skua, two Great Skua, five Sooty Shearwater and 12 Common Scoter were seen at the Bridges of Ross.(Eanna Ó Floinn)
A Kingfisher and two Common Sandpiper were at Clarecastle Pier.(Austin Cooney & Paidi Cullinan)


Thursday 24th August 2017

At the Bridges of Ross today there were four Great Shearwaters, 75 Sooty Shearwaters, two Balearic Shearwaters, 5,300 Manxies, seven Storm Petrels, nine Bonxies, two Pomarine Skuas, 11 Arctic Skuas, ten Sandwich Terns, 13 Arctic Terns, 27 Whimbrel, four Common Scoter, one Red-throated Diver, one Black-tailed Godwit, two Chough, one Peregrine and a Sunfish (Niall T Keogh, Neal Warnock et al).
The Buzzard was still at Exit 13 on the M18 this afternoon (Finbarr MacGabhann).


Wednesday 23rd August 2017

There was one Fea’s Petrel at the Bridges of Ross late this afternoon (Mick Fiszer, Simon Dennis, Steve Hack, Mick Stuart, Neal Warnock, Victor Cashera & Geoff Pearson).
Also at the Bridges were 28 Cory’s Shearwaters, two Great Shearwaters, six Balearic Shearwaters, 173 Sooty Shearwaters, 9,000 Manx Shearwaters, nine Storm Petrels, 17 Bonxies, 15 Arctic Skuas, four Sabines Gulls, 43 Arctic Terns, 21 Sandwich Terns, two Puffins, 15 Common Scoter and 65 Whimbrel. (John N Murphy, Paidi Cullinan, MF, SD, SH, MS, NW, VC & GP)
One Spotted Redshank was at Moyasta Creek (JNM & Elaine Keegan).


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