Category Archives: Scarce & Rare Bird Sightings

Sunday 24th September 2017

A Buzzard and a flock of 15 Raven were at Sliabh Elva.(Paidi Cullinan)
Two Great Northern Diver were at Black Head.(PC)
A Buzzard was at Kilfenora.(PC)
One Peregrine, three Wheatear and two Redpoll were the highlights from Loop Head this afternoon. (John N Murphy)
One female Hen Harrier was at Lahinch Marsh. (Dave McNamara)


Saturday 23rd September 2017

At Kilbaha, Loop Head today there was one Spotted Flycatcher, one Chiffchaff, four Wheatear,one Kingfisher, 70 Golden Plover in the plovers fields near the headland and 22 Chough. (John N Murphy)
Adult Med Gull and two Common Sandpiper were at Clarecastle Pier this evening.(Paidi Cullinan)


Friday 22nd September 2017

A male Hen Harrier was at Clenagh and a ringed-tailed Hen Harrier was at Islandavanna.(Paidi Cullinan and Tom Lynch)


Monday 18th September 2017

At Kilbaha and Loop Head this afternoon there was one Buzzard soaring close to the Lighthouse with four Wheatear, 22 Chough, four Golden Plover, one male Blackcap, one Chiffchaff and three Goldecrest in the gardens. (John N Murphy)
One Ruff was at Kilcredaun. (JNM)
One Buzzard was soaring east of Kilrush. (JNM)


Sunday 17th September 2017

A male Hen Harrier, 32 Golden Plover and a Snipe were at Loop Head. Three Kingfishers were at Cloghaun Lough (Tom Tarpey).
Three White Wagtails and four Sandwich Terns were at Doonbeg (TT).
A Buzzard was at Black Head.(Adrian Glasgow)


Friday 15th September 2017

A Buzzard was at Spancilhill this evening.(Jason Horner)


Thursday 14th September 2017

It was quite at the Bridges of Ross this afternoon with only one juvenile Sabine’s Gull, one Bonxie and 50 Arctic Tern. (Howard Williams)
There were two Buzzards soaring near Kilcoran, Kilkishen today. (Eugene Pewter)
A Peregrine was at Drumcliffe this afternoon.(Páidí Cullinan)


Wednesday 13th September 2017

Today at the Bridges of Ross there were 45 Leach’s Petels, six Storm Petrels, seven Sabine’s Gulls, one Little Gull, 12 Bonxies, eight Arctic Dkuas, seven Red-throated Divers, one Great Notthern Diver and 40 Sandwich Terns. (Geoff Pearson)


Monday 11th September 2017

At the Bridges of Ross there was 22 Long-tailed Skuas, 46 Arctic Skuas, 61 Bonxies, five Pomarine Skua, 50 Leach’s Petrels, four Storm Petrels, 22 Sabines Gulls, three Little Gulls, 40 Grey Phalaropes, nine Red-throated Divers, seven Great Northern Divers. (Dave McNamara, Jeff Copner, Denis O Sullivan et al)
At Black Head there were two Bonxies, one adults Sabine’s Gull, one Leach’s Petrel and 15 Storm Petrels. (Paul Troake)
Two Bonxues were off the Rine, Ballyvaughan. (PT)
There were three Mediterranean Gulls at Ballyvaughan with two more at Corronroo. (PT)


Sunday 10th September 2017

At the Bridges of Ross today there was one Wilson’s Petrel, over 90 Leach’s Petrels, 20 Storm Petrels, three juvenile Long-tailed Skuas, two adult Pomarine Skuas, 80 Bonxies, 60 Arctic Skuas, 20 Sabine’s Gulls, one Little Gull, 35 Grey Phalaropes and 30 Sooty Shearwaters (Aidan Kelly, Jim Dowdall et al).
One juvenile Sabine’s Gull was on Kilkee Beach this morning (Cillian Murphy).


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