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Saturday, 28 September 2013

Friday, 27 September 2013

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Garden Warbler & Pectoral Sandpiper

 Garden Warbler, Coumeenoole, 25th September 2013 (Davey Farrar).
Pectoral Sandpiper, Smerwick, 26th september 2013 (Davey Farrar).

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Baird's Sandpiper, Black Rock

Juvenile Baird's Sanpiper, Black Rock, 24th September 2013 (D. O'Connor).

More photos of orange-billed tern

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Additional photos of the Beale orange-billed tern, 23rd September 2013 (Colin Bradshaw).


The photo above, and the close-up, shows unusual dark spotting on the primary tips, Beale Strand, 23rd September 2013 (Colin Bradshaw).

Monday, 23 September 2013

Baird's and Pectoral Sandpiper

 Baird's sandpiper,Ventry, September 2013, (Colin Bradshaw).

Pectoral Sandpiper, Baile an Reannaigh, 13th September 2013 (Colin Bradshaw).

Pectoral Sandpiper, Baile an Reannaigh, 13th September 2013 (Colin Bradshaw).

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Orange-billed Tern, Beale

Orange-billed Tern, Beale, 22nd September 2013 (David O'Connor).

Friday, 20 September 2013

Pectoral Sandpiper, Baile an Reannaigh


Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper, Baile an Reannaigh, 20th September 2013 (Seamus Enright).

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Grey Phalarope, Black Rock


First-winter Grey phalarope, Black Rock, 18th September 2013 (Davey farrar).

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Orange-billed Tern again


Orange-billed Tern, Beale strand, 16th September 2013 (Davey Farrar).

Orange-billed Tern, Beale Strand

Orange-billed Tern, Beale strand, 16th September 2013 (Davey Farrar).

Monday, 16 September 2013

Little Stint, Black Rock

Juvenile Little Stint, Black Rock, 16th September 2013 (Ian Jones).

Arctic Skua and Grey Phalarope

Grey Phalarope, Ballyheigue beach, 16th September 2013 (David O'Connor).

Arctic Skua, Carrahane, 16th September 2013 (David O'Connor).

Snow Goose, Carrahane



Snow Goose, of unknown origins, Carrahane, 16th September 2013 (David O'Connor).

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Video of orange-billed tern

Orange-billed Tern (with Sandwich Terns), near Beale Point, N. Kerry, 14th September 2013 (Video: Davey Farrar).

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Orange-billed tern, Beale



Orange-billed tern, Beale, 14th September 2013 (Tom Tarpey).

Orange-billed tern, Beale Strand

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Adult orange-billed tern, Beale Point, 13th September (Ian Jones).

Adult orange-billed tern, Beale Point, 13th September (Ian Jones).

Adult orange-billed tern, Beale Point, 13th September (Ian Jones).

Though Elegant Tern would seem a likely candidate for this bird, it now seems that with various hybrid possibilities, ie,with Sandwich, Elegant and Lesser Crested Terns, that it may not be possible to name it with certainty without DNA evidence. Nevertheless, only the second for Kerry, after one at Dingle Harbour in October 2002 (which was named as an Elegant Tern).

Semi-p., Beale Point

Adult Semipalmated Sandpiper, Beale Point, 12th September (Seamus Enright).

Only the second adult for Co. Kerry. Two birds (this adult and a juvenile) were present at this site on 13th.

Adult Semipalmated Sandpiper, Beale Point, 12th September (Seamus Enright).

Adult Semipalmated Sandpiper, Beale Point, 12th September (Seamus Enright).

Adult Semipalmated Sandpiper, Beale Point, 13th September (Ian Jones).

 Adult Semipalmated Sandpiper, Beale Point, 12th September (Seamus Enright).

Friday, 13 September 2013

Semipalmated Sandpiper & Little Stint

Semipalmated Sandpiper & Little Stint, Beale, 13th September 2013 (Davey Farrar).

Orange-billed Tern






Orange-billed Tern, near Beale, 13th September 2013 (Davey Farrar).