Monthly Archives: August 2011

Wednesday 31st August 2011

At the Bridges of Ross today there were Manx Shearwater 23 flying West & 245 flying East, Great Skua, Arctic Skua (1 pale phase adult chasing Kittiwakes), Sandwich Tern,three Common Scoter, 41 Fulmar, 167 Gannet, six Bottlenose Dolphin and ten Common Dolphin.
At Lahinch Marsh there was one Green Sandpiper and one male Hen Harrier.
At the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening there was one Peregrine and eight Little Egrets.

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Friday 26th August 2011

A Whimbrel, five Common Sandpipers and five Little Egrets were at Tarbert Bay.

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Wednesday 24th August 2011

Two Ruff were at Ballysteen.
A Little Egret was New Quay, Askeaton.

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Tuesday 23rd August 2011

A Barn Owl was seen near Ballingarry.

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Tuesday 30th August 2011

One Green Sandpiper was in the small pool at Kilbaha this evening.
There were 11 Curlew Sandpipers, 60 Knot, 200 Dunlin and 70 Ringed Plover on the mudflats at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening.
A flock of 2,000 Black-tailed Godwits, 16 Little Egrets, four Water Rails, five Shoveler and one Peregrine were in the Shannon Airport Lagoon itself.
One Little Egret was at Ballycorrick Bridge.
One juvenile Peregrine was at Doonbeg.
Nine Grey Plovers and 26 Golden Plovers were at Islandavanna.
One Water Rail was at Ballyallia Lake.

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Monday 29th August 2011

Two Curlew Sandpipers were at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening.
Two Curlew Sandpipers were at Islandavanna, Clarecastle along with 120 Knot.
Two Arctic Skuas and two Red-throated Divers were at Finvarra Point.
One Common Sandpiper and a small flock of 60 Sanderlings were at the Skivileen River, Doonbeg.
One Peregrine was near Traught.

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Sunday 28th August 2011

The Sharp-tailed Sandpiper was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this morning (John Power, Denis O’Sullivan et al).
An Osprey flew south between Doonbeg and Kilkee this afternoon (Neal Warnock & Niall Keogh).
Also at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening were five Ruff, six Sanderling and two Curlew Sandpipers.
Two Little Egrets were at Moyasta Creek.

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Saturday 27th August 2011

Saturday 27th August 2011

Semi-palmated Sandpiper © Richard Bonser

The adult Sharp-tailed Sandpiper was back at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening (Richard Bonser, John N Murphy et al).
Also at the Shannon Airport Lagoon were 12 Curlew Sandpipers, eight Ruff, eight Sanderling and a large mixed group of Dunlin, Knot and Redshank.
The Semi-palmated Sandpiper was also still at Doughmore Beach (Alan Clewes et al).

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Friday 26th August 2011

Friday 26th August 2011

An adult Sharp-tailed Sandpiper was at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this afternoon (Pasi Pirinen et al). This is a first County record and only a fifth for Ireland.
One Semi-palmated Sandpiper was at Doughmore Beach, Doonbeg (Alan Clewes et al). This is only the fourth county record.


Sharp-tailed Sandpipers © Janne Riihimäki

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Thursday 25th August 2011

Thursday 25th August 2011

Curlew Sandpiper at Quilty © Dave McNamara

One Curlew Sandpiper, 85 Sanderling and 10 Knot and 10 Bar Tailed Godwits were at Seafield today.
A flock of 11 Raven and 250 Swallows were at Lough Cullaun.
Two Crossbills were at Gort Coirce, Dysert.

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