Monthly Archives: September 2013

Thursday 12th September 2013

A juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper was at Lough Gash this evening (John N Murphy).

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Tuesday 10th September 2013

Four Garganey, all showing juvenile/female type plumage, were at Coonagh this evening.

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Tuesday 10th September 2013

A second-winter Ring-billed Gull and one first-winter Mediterranean Gull were at Quilty Beach.  A flock of 200 Linnets were at Seafield.

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Monday 9th September 2013

At the Bridges of Ross there was one Balearic Shearwater, 441 Sooty Shearwaters, 1,100 Mank Shearwaters, one Leach’s Petrel, seven Storm Petrels, 10 Common Scoter, 22 Bonxies, 18 Arctic Skuas, one juvenile first-winter Little Gull, 17 Sandwich Terns, 11 Arctic Terns, one Black Tern and one Puffin. One Spotted Redshank was at Moyasta Creek.

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Sunday 8th September 2013

Sunday 8th September 2013

Little Stint at Liscannor ©Tom Tarpey

Three Curlew Sandpipers were at Seafields, Quilty.
A Little Stint and three Wheatears were at Liscannor.
A Whimbrel was at Clehane.

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Thursday 5th September 2013

A pair of Garganey, an eclipse drake and a duck, was seen at Coonagh this evening.

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Thursday 5th September 2013

There were 14 Curlew Sandpipers and 16 Little Egrets at the Shannon Airport Lagoon this evening.

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Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Blue-winged Teal at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

A drake Blue-winged Teal was found at Coonagh this evening (Tom Tarpey). This is the second record of the species at the site and the sixth record for the County. A juvenile/female type Garganey was also seen at the site.

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Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Passage was lighter at the Bridges of Ross today with only 202 Sooty Shearwaters, 1,000 plus Manx Shearwater in 2.5 hrs (am) & 225 in 1 hr (pm) three Leach’s Petrel, three Storm Petrels, five Common Scoter, seven Great Skuas (Bonxie), two phale phase Pomarine Skuas, ten Arctic Skuas one juvenile Sabine’s Gull, ten Sandwich Terns, seven Arctic Terns, four Whimbrel, two Chough and one Kestrel.
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Monday 2nd September 2013

At the Bridges of Ross today there was 293 Sooty Shearwater, 2,400plus Manx Shearwaters in 3 hrs (pm), three Leach’s Petrel, seven Storm Petrel,two Common Scoter, one Great Northern Diver in breeding plumage, 18 Great Skua (Bonxie), 16 Pomarine Skua (15 pale phase & 1 dark phase), 26 Arctic Skuas, one adult Long-tailed Skua (Lee Gregory), one Skua sp distant pale phase (prob Pom), five Sandwich Tern:, 12 Arctic Terns and one Whimbrel.
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