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Friday, 31 August 2012

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Kilshannig

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Kilshannig, near Castlegregory, 31st August 2012 (Ed Carty).

Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Kilshannig, 31st August 2012 (Michael O'Clery).

Present for a second day at the flooded grass area and nearby sandy beach at Kilshannig.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Arctic Skua, Beal Strand

Juvenile Arctic Skua, 28th August 2012, Beal Strand (Kerry Birding).

Friday, 24 August 2012

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Little Stint, Black Rock

Juvenile Little Stint, Black Rock, 21st August 2012 (David O'Connor).

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Little Stint, Black Rock

Juvenile Little Stint, Black Rock, 21st August 2012 (Kerry Birding).

Monday, 20 August 2012

Yellow-legged Gull, Blennerville

Third year Yellow-legged Gull, Blennerville, 20th August 2012 (David O'Connor).

Friday, 17 August 2012

Baird's Sandpiper


Adult Baird's Sandpiper,Ballinrannig, 17th August 2012 (Kerry Birding).

Monday, 13 August 2012

Least Sandpiper


Least Sandpiper, Carrahane, 13th August 2012 (Davey Farrar).

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Dingle Pelagic

Fulmar, 7km west of The Tearaght, 8th August 2012 (Dan Mantle).

Grey Phalarope, 7km west of The Tearaght, 8th August 2012 (Dan Mantle).

Storm Petrel, 7km west of The Tearaght, 8th August 2012 (Dan Mantle).

The annual pelagic out of Dingle on 8th August was a rather subdued affair with, as can be seen from the above photos, almost windless conditions. The Grey Phalarope and perhaps 10 Sooty Shearwaters were the avian highlights, perhaps eclipsed by the other sea life seen during the trip, Basking Shark, 2 Pilot Whales, Minke Whale and Sunfish.