Monthly Archives: September 2012

Wednesday 11th September 2012

At the Bridges of Ross there were 14 Sooty Shearwaters, eight Leach’s Petrels, one Storm Petrel, two Common Scoter, 54 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, seven Red-throated Divers, six Grey Phalaropes, 28 Bonxies, one Pomarine Skua, 23 Arctic Skuas, two adult and two juvenile Sabine’s Gulls, one first-winter Little Gull, 16 Arctic Terns, ten Sandwich Terns, three Puffins and one Lapland Bunting in the Horse fields.

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Sunday 9th September 2012

One Barn Owl was at Fountain Cross, Ennis.

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Friday 7th September 2012

Friday 7th September 2012

First-winter Mediterranean Gull at Lahinch Marsh © Dave McNamara

The Osprey and a juvenile Mediterranean Gull was at Lahinch Marsh (Dave McNamara).

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Wednesday 5th September 2012

Wednesday 5th September 2012

Green Sandpiper at Gortadroma Landfill ©Tom Tarpey

A Green Sandpiper was seen at the Gortadroma Landfill treatment plant this afternoon.

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Tuesday 4th September 2012

A Peregrine was at Tarbert Bay.

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Tuesday 4th Sepetember 2012

The Buff-breasted Sandpiper was still in the fields next to the Bridges of Ross today (Niall T Keogh, Brian Finnegan & Jeff Copner).
The Osprey is still at Lahinch Marsh along with a juvenile Peregrine (Howard Williams).
Seawatching off the Bridges of Ross today produced two Great Shearwaters, one Balearic Shearwater, 2,300 Sooty Shearwaters, seven Bonxies, five Pomarine Skuas, four Arctic Skuas, six Puffins and ten Common Scoter.

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Monday 3rd September 2012

A Buff-breasted Sandpiper was found in fields adjacent to the Bridges of Ross this morning, accompanied by three Golden Plover (Chris Jones, Niall T Keogh & Rob Innes).
The Opsrey is still showing well this morning at Lahinch Marsh (Dave McNamara).

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Sunday 2nd September 2012

A Curlew Sandpiper was at Tarbert Bay.

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Sunday 2nd September 2012

The Osprey was still at Lahinch Marsh this morning (Philip Brennan & Jeff Copner).

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Saturday 1st September 2012

Saturday 1st September 2012

Osprey at Lahinch © John N Murphy

The juvenile Osprey was still at Lahinch Marsh this morning (John N Murphy et al), along with one Kingfisher and one Common Sandpiper.
A juvenile Ruff was at Liscannor Pier.
One dark phased Arctic Skua was chasing Sandwich Terns at Rineville Bay.
At the Bridges of Ross today there were 113 Sooty Shearwater, 1,056 Manx Shearwaters (am), 300 Fulmar, 430 Gannets, 26 Storm Petrels two male Common Scoters, six Great Skuas (Bonxie), one sub adult Pomarine Skua, one Arctic Skua, thre juvenile Sabine’s Gulls, 19 Kittiwakes, 12 Arctic Terns, 12 Sandwich Terns, seven Puffins, 41 Razorbills, 22 Guillemots, 67 Auk specie, two Mallards, 12 Chough and a Lapland Bunting at the watchpoint.

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