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.Leave a comment
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.
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.
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.