One Borolo’s Shearwater was at the Fodry, Loop Head this evening (Owen Foley, Rob Vaughan & Shane Farrell). Off the Bridges of Ross there was three Balearic Shearwater, 50 Sooty Shearwaters, 1,900 Manx Shearwater in 3 hrs (pm), three Leach’s Petrel, two Storm Petrel: 26 Great Skuas (Bonxie),five pale phase Pomarine Skua, 25 Arctic Skuas, one juvenile Long-tailed Skua (Owen Foley) two adult and one juvenile Sabine’s Gulls, one Sandwich Tern, one Grey Phalarope and 29 Whimbrel.Leave a comment
Shoveler ©Tom Tarpey
At least 40 bird species were recorded at Coonagh this morning during the Limerick City Bio-blitz Day. The list included five Gadwall, seven Shoveler, three Wigeon, a Teal, 30 Tufted Duck, eight Mallard, two probable Garganey, a Common Sandpiper, two Redshank, three Snipe, 28 Black-tailed Godwits, 35 Lapwing, a Raven, a Stock Dove and two Water Rails.Leave a comment
Seawatching at the Bridges of Ross today between 6.30am and 19.30 produced one adult Long-tailed Skua, 18 Great Shearwaters, three adult SabinesGulls, four Pomarine Skuas, thre Balearic Shearwaters, 22 Arctic Skuas, 15 Bonxies, 128 Sooty Shearwaters, two Puffins, 63 Arctic Terns, 23 Storm Petrels, three Sandwich Terns, two Red-throated Divers, 17 Common Scoter, two Whimbrel, four Dunlin, seven Ocean Sunfish, five Bottle-nosed Dolphins and 50 Common Dolphins.Leave a comment
At the Bridges of Ross today there were; 19 Cory’s Shearwaters, 56 Great Shearwaters, 93 Sooty Shearwaters, 11 Sabines Gulls, four Balearic Shearwaters, one adult Pomarine Skua, 28 Arctic Skuas, nine Bonxies, two Grey Phalaropes, one Blue Fulmar, one Puffin, 20 Arctic Terns, seven Storm Petrels, 38 Whimbrel, 51 Dunlin, five Sanderling, one female Common Scoter, one Basking Shark and ten Sunfish.
Highlights from a three hour seawatch this morning at Black Head were a Little Gull moulting in to 2nd-winter plumage along the shore, three dark Arctic Skuas, 78 Sandwich Terns heading west and a distant Storm Petrel. At the Rine, Ballyvaughan, there were c.220 Sandwich Terns and c.20 Common/Arctic Terns.Leave a comment
A Fea’s Petrel was seen twice in the morning off the Bridges of Ross first at 10.25 a.m. (Victor Cashera Dermot Breen, Aidan Kelly, Keith Langdon, John N Murphy et al), and again in the evening at 17.50. Highlights for the day between 6.35 am and 19.35 were; six Cory’s Shearwaters, 614 Great Shearwaters, two Balearic Shearwaters, 84 Sooty Shearwaters, one Blue Fulmar, nine adult Sabines Gulls, five adult Pomarine Skuas, two Arctic Skuas, 13 Bonxies, 63 Storm Petrels, ten Arctic Terns, 153 Whimbrel, one Bar-tailed Godwit and five Ocean Sunfish.Leave a comment