Monthly Archives: August 2012

Thursday 23rd August 2012

At the Bridges of Ross there were five Sooty Shearwaters 300 Manx Shearwaters, 325 Fulmars, 100 Storm Petrels 12 Great Skua (Bonxie), one sub-adult pale phase Pomarine Skua, six Arctic Skuas, 23 Kittiwakes, 17 Sandwich Terns four Arctic Terns and one Puffin.

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Wednesday 22nd August 2012

Three Great Shearwaters, 56 Sooty Shearwaters, an adult Long-tailed Skua, five Pomerine Skuas, 32 Arctic Skuas, 48 Bonxies, a Leach’s Petrel, 90 Storm Petrels, three Sabine’s Gulls, seven Whimbrel, a Merlin, a Great Northern Diver and a Red-throated Diver were the hightlights at The Bridges of Ross today.
A Little Stint flew northwards over Kilbaha harbour.

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Tuesday 21st August 2012

There were 160 Black-tailed Godwit and eight Little Egret at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening and over 2500 Starling went to roost in the reeds close to the bank. A Common Sandpiper was at Dinish Point

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Saturday 18th August 2012

Eleven Common Sandpipers were at Poulaweela Creek.
Single Common Sandpipers were at Beagh Castle and New Quay, Askeaton.
Four Little Egrets were at Robertstown east.
22 Tufted Duck, nine Pochard, three Gadwall, three Mallard, two Wigeon, a Shoveler, 32 Black-tailed Godwits, five Great-crested Grebes, 34 Little Grebes, 294 Coot, 25 Moorhen, eight Mute Swans and a pair of Ravens were at Coonagh.

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Sunday 12th August 2012

One first-summer female Pallid Harrier was seen flying high and Northwards over Moyasta (Owen Foley). If accepted this will be a first for the county.
On a pelagic off loop Head this morning there were two Wilson’s Storm Petrels, one 2nd summer Pomarine Skua, two Arctic Skuas, seven Bonxies, 30 Sooty Shearwaters, one Balearic Shearwater, two adult Sabine’s Gulls, 300 Storm Petrels two Minke Whales and 150 plus Common Dolphins.

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Thursday 9th August 2012

There were 18 Greylag Geese at Ballycar, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

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Wednesday 8th August 2012

Wednesday 8th August 2012

Little Egret at Seafield © John N Murphy

There was one Little Egret at Seafield, Quilty.
One Barn Owl was at an undisclosed site near Clarecastle.

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Tuesday 7th August 2012

There were eight Common Sandpipers at Ballycorick Bridge today.

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Monday 6th August 2012

There were three Stock Doves near the Dromoland Roundabout, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

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Saturday 4th August 2012

A Barn Owl was seen crossing the N20 at Croom.
Five roosting Little Egrets were at Coonagh for the morning high tide.

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