Monthly Archives: August 2014

Saturday 23rd August 2014

One Black-winged Stilt was at the mouth of the Skivileen River Doonbeg this afternoon (Gavin Fennessy). This is only the second county record of this species.  The first was at Ennistymon in 1987.  At the Bridges of Ross there were two Balearic Shearwaters, six Sooty Shearwaters, six Arctic Skuas, one Sandwich Tern and 29 Arctic Terns.

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Friday 22nd August 2014

At the Bridges of Ross today all was quiet with one Balearic Shearwater, four Sooty Shearwaters, 1100 Manx Shearwaters, three Arctic Skuas, three Bonxies and three Arctic Terns.

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Thursday 21st August 2014

There was one blue Fulmar, one adult Sabine’s Gull, one juvenile Long-tailed Skua, 11 Bonxies, one Arctic Skua, six Storm Petrels, one Grey Phalarope and 21 Sooty Shearwaters,  four Sandwich Terns, 14 Arctic Terns and seven Common Scoter at the Bridges of Ross.

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Sunday 24th August 2014

One Ruff was at Kilcredaun Marsh.

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Wednesday 20th August 2014

Wednesday 20th August 2014

A Blue Fulmar off the Loop Head pelagic earlier this morning John N Murphy

A pelagic trip 9 miles off Loop Head this morning from 6.30 to 12.30 produced: one Sooty Shearwater, 35 Storm Petrels, one Blue Fulmar, two Bonxies, one dark phased Arctic Skua and one immature Arctic Tern.  One Common Sandpiper was in the small pool at Kilbaha.

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Tuesday 19th August 2014

At the Bridges of Ross today there were two Balearic Shearwaters, five Sooty Shearwaters, five Bonxies and four Arctic Skuas.

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Monday 18th August 2014

Today at the Bridges of Ross there were two Sooty Shearwaters, five Bonxies, one Arctic Skua, three Common Scoter and five Storm Petrels.

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Sunday 17th August 2014

At the Bridges of Ross this afternoon there was one Balearic Shearwater, six Arctic Skuas, six Bonxies, six Sooty Shearwater, a Great Shearwater and a Storm Petrel.

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Saturday 16th August 2014

A Fea’s type Petrel was seen for about five minutes at 11.15 at the Bridges of Ross this morning (Eanna O Flynn & John N Murphy). Also at the Bridges were 14 Storm Petrels, one Balearic Shearwater, 16 Sooty Shearwaters, one Arctic Skua, one Pomarine Skua, , 14 Bonxies, one Great Northern Diver, one adult winter Little Gull, one Peregrine, three Choughs and one Greenshank. Two Swift were at Ballyallia Lake.

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Friday 15th August 2014

Twelve Golden Plover were close to Loop Head Lighthouse. Sixteen Chough were at the Fodry Loop Head and six more were along the coast road south of Kilkee.

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