Monthly Archives: August 2012

Friday 31st August 2012

Friday 31st August 2012

Osprey at Lahinch Marsh © Dave McNamara

A juvenile Osprey was at Lahinch Marsh this evening (Geoff Pearson et al).
A Garden Warbler was at Loop Head.
Off the Bridges of Ross there were 35 Sooty Shearwaters, ten Storm Petrels, 23 Bonxies, four Pomarine Skuas, three Sabine’s Gulls (1 adult & juveniles, five Puffins and 41 Light-bellied Brent Geese.
Three Arctic Skuas were at Seafield.
One Bonxie and one Storm Petrel were off Hags Head.
One Peregrine and one Kingfisher were also at Lahinch Marsh.
One Peregrine was at Kilcornan, Ennistymon.

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Friday 31st August 2012

A juvenile Black Tern was seen on the upper lagoon at Coonagh this evening. The bird settled down to roost on a patch of floating vegetation. Other birds of note there were two Shoveler, ten Pochard, two Gadwall, a Wigeon and a Little Egret.
64 Ringed Plover, 12 Dunlin and six Turnstone were at a high tide roost at Glin Pier.

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Thursday 30th August 2012

Thursday 30th August 2012

Pectoral Sandpiper at Kilbaha © Neal Warnock

A Pectoral Sandpiper was found in Kilbaha Harbour this evening (Chris Jones & Rob Innes).
At the Bridges of Ross today there were nine Sooty Shearwaters, 11 Bonxies, six Arctic Skuas, 42 Light-bellied Brent Geese and one Red-throated Diver.
There were four Jay at Lees Road Wood this afternoon.

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Wednesday 29th August 2012

At the Bridges of Ross today there were two Great Shearwaters, two Balearic Shearwaters, 107 Sooty Shearwaters, 3,200 Manx Shearwaters, 1,400 Fulmars, one Blue Fulmar, 11 Leach’s Petrels, 17 Storm Petrels, 15 Bonxies, one Pomarine Skua, 18 Arctic Skuas, 11 Sabine’s Gulls (8 adults, 1 2nd calender year & 2 juveniles), one juvenile Little Gull, 20 Arctic Terns, 11 Sandwich Terns, five Puffins, one Common Scoter, four Wigeon, three Teal two Light-bellied Brent Geese and one Red-throated Diver.

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Tuesday 28th August 2012

At the Bridges of Ross there was one Great Shearwater, 48 Sooty Shearwaters, 25 Storm Petrels, four Common Scoters, eight Bonxies, one Pomarine Skuas, ten Arctic Skuas, one Sabine’s Gull, eight Arctic Terns and three Puffins.

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Monday 27th August 2012

One Borolo’s (Macronesean) Shearwater was at the Brisdges of Ross today (Niall T Keogh, John N Murphy and Neal Warnock).
There was very little other seabirds off the Bridges with only one Balearic Shearwater, 14 Sooty Shearwaters, ten Storm Petrels, four Common Scoter, seven Bonxies, six Arctic ASkuas, five Sandwich Terns, 16 Arctic Terns and two Puffins.
One Spotted Redshank, four Little Egrets and 650 Black-tailed Godwits were at the Shannon Airport Lagoon.

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Sunday 26th August 2012

At the Bridges of Ross today there were five Sooty Shearwaters, two Storm Petrels, 16 Common Scoter, nine Bonxies, 11 Arctic Skuas, 22 Arctic Terns, 18 Sandwich Terns, one Common Tern and one Puffin.
One adult Ring-billed Gull was at Doonbeg.

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Sunday 26th August 2012

Sunday 26th August 2012

Little Egret at Tarbert ©Tom Tarpey

18 Little Egrets were at three high tide roosts around Tarbert Bay today.
A Peregrine was seen on the estaury at Cahergal, Askeaton.

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Saturday 25th August 2012

A junenile Black Tern was at Rinneville Bay, Kilcredaun.
Today at the Bridges of Ross there were two Balearic Shearwaters, three Sooty Shearwaters, two Common Scoter, 14 Bonxies, five Pomarine Skuas, 32 Arctic Skuas, 20 Arctic Terns, 71 Sandwich Terns, two Sabine’s Gulls and nine Puffins.

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Friday 24th August 2012

At the Bridges of Ross today there was good passage with four Balearic Shearwaters, 54 Sooty Shearwaters 2,700 plus Manx Shearwaters, 240 plus Fulmars, 24 Storm Petrels, one male Common Scoter, six Great Skuas (Bonxie), two adult pale phase Pomarine Skuas, ten Arctic Skuas, two adult Sabine’s Gulls, 36 Kittiwakes, two Sandwich Terns, 16 Arctic Terns two juvenile Black Terns, ten Puffins four Whimbrel, 90 Dunlins, one Sanderling, one Ringed Plover and three Knot.

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