Monthly Archives: September 2012

Tuesday 18th September 2012

Tuesday 18th September 2012

Opsprey at Lahinch © Jeff Copner

The Opsrey is still hanging out at lahinch Marsh (Jeff Copner).
At the Bridges of Ross there was one juvenile Little Gull, one Sooty Shearwater, five Bonxies, one Arctic Skua, one Grey Phalarope and a Ruff flew in off the sea.
One Snow Bunting was at Loop Head.
Five Canada Geese were at the Post Office Field in Ennis.

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Monday 17th September 2012

At the Bridges of Ross today there was 201 Sooty Shearwaters, 403 Manx Shearwaters, 16 Leach’s Petrels, two Storm Petrels, 28 Bonxies, one Pomarine Skua, two Arctic Skuas, two juvenile Long-tailed Skuas, one Arctic Tern, ten Sandwich Terns, two Puffins, three Grey phalaropes, three Red-throated Divers, eight Common Scoter and ten Whimbrel.

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Saturday 15th September 2012

Twelve Mediterranean Gulls, 40 Teal, 30 Redshank, 25 Black-tailed Godwits, 16 Greenshank, 15 Great-crested Grebes along with smaller numbers of Dunlin and Little Egrets were seen at Tarbert today on the Branch Outing. A possible Goshawk was also seen at the end of the outing. The bird emerged from the wood on the north side of the bay, being mobbed by a Sparrowhawk and another smaller raptor.

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Sunday 16th September 2012

The adult American Golden Plover was still in the Horse Field at the Bridges of Ross (Noel Keogh).
The juvenile Osprey was still present at Lahinch salt marsh today (Tom Tarpey & Gerry Butler).
At the Bridges of Ross today there were four Balearic Shearwaters, 223 Sooty Shearwaters, 3,100 Manx Shearwaters, 45 Leach’s Petrels, three Storm Petrels, three Common Scoter, six Red-throated Divers, 19 Bonxies, five Arctic Skuas, three juvenile Long-tailed Skuas, two Litle Gulls, 22 Arctic Terns, one Sandwich Tern, one juvenile Black Tern, 35 Grey Phalaropes and three Puffins.
One Brent Goose was in Kilbaha Harbour.

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Sunday 9th September 2012

An adult Yellow-legged Gull(Geoff Hunt) was at Robertstown today along with a Whimbrel, two Snipe, 18 Golden Plover,24 Greenshank, 28 Redshank and 29 Curlew.
40 Redshank and a Lapwing were at Loghill.

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Friday 7th September 2012

At Coonagh this afternoon there were seven Gadwall, four Wigeon, ten Pochard, 12 Mallard, 42 Tufted Duck, a Snipe, a Greenshank, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Little Egret, five Great-crested Grebes as well as numerous Little Grebes, Coot and Moorhen.

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Saturday 15th September 2012

Saturday 15th September 2012

Ring-billed Gull at Seafield © Dave McNamara

The Opsrey was feeding at Lahinch Marsh (Dave McNamara).
There were three Grey Phalaropes, three Bonxies, four Arctic Skuas, one Leach’s Petrel, four Common Scoter and a Great Northern Diver at Black Head.
At the Bridges today there was one Balearic Shearwater, 87 Sooty Shearwaters, 700 Manx Shearwaters, 13 Leach’s Petrels, three Common Scoter, 39 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, four Red-throated Divers, one Great Northern Diver, 23 Bonxies, one dark adult Pomarine Skua, 17 Arctic Skuas, two juvenile Long-tailed Skuas, nine Arctic Terns, 12 Sandwich Terns, two Grey Phalaropes and four Puffins.
At the Rine, Ballyvaughan, a flock of seven Pink-footed Geese flew across the bay towards Bishopsquarter.
An adult Ring-billed Gull was at the south end of Seafield beach.
Also one peregrine was at Lough O Donnell, one peregrine was at Lahinch Marsh.
There were 30 Greylag Geese were at Lough Muchanagh.
A flock of 30 Wigeon were at Lough Murrey.

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Friday 14th September 2012

Off Black Head today between 07.45 and 11.20 there were 15 Arctic Skuas, one Pomarine Skua, one Bonxie, one Leach’s Petrel, one Balearic Shearwater, 800 Manx Shearwaters, 500 Gannets, 150 Kittiwakes 700 mixed Razorbills and Guillemots, 35 Fulmars, three Sandwich Terns, two Arctic Terns and one Great Northern Diver (Paul Troake).
At the Bridges of Ross were; one Balearic Shearwater, 123 Sooty Shearwater, 1,000 Manx Shearwaters, one Blue Fulmar, 32 Leach’s Petrels, eight Common Scoter, 18 Red-throated Divers, 71 Great Skuas, four Pomarine Skuas, 39 Arctic Skuas, three juvenile Long-tailed Skuas (Jason McManus & Niall T. Keogh), one adult Sabine’s Gull, 79 Kittiwakes, 28 Arctic Terns, 32 Sandwich Terns, 20 Grey Phalaropes, five Puffins, 12 Knot, two Golden Plover, two Dunlin, two Raven and four Chough.

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Thursday 13th September 2012

A Buff-breasted Sandpiper flew in off the sea at the Bridges of Ross and headed west (Conor Foley et al).
The juvenile Osprey is still at Lahinch Marsh (Dave McNamara).
Off the Bridges of Ross today there were 262 Sooty Shearwaters, 44 Leach’s Petrels, 11 Storm Petrels, 16 Common Scoter, 242 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, two Red-throated Divers, 69 Bonxies, five Pomarine Skuas, 20 Arctic Skuas, two juvenile long-tailed Skuas, one juvenile Black Tern, 86 Arctic Terns, four Common Terns, 23 Sandwich Terns, four Grey phalaropes and ten Puffins.
One Lapland Bunting was also at the Bridges of Ross.

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Wednesday 12th September 2012

The second year American Golden Plover was still in the Horse Field at the Bridges of Ross (Brian Porter et al).
Of the Bridges were four Sooty Shearwaters, five Leach’s Petrels, three Common Scoter, 26 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, eight Red-throated Divers, 20 Bonxies, two juvenile Pomarine Skuas, 49 Arctic Skuas, one adult Long-tailed Skua, (Jim Bowman), one juvenile Sabine’s Gull, one juvenile Black Tern, 13 Grey Phalaropes and six Puffins.
One Lapland Bunting was also still hanging around in the Horse Field at the Bridges.

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