Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
HELVICK HEAD: Sooty Shearwater (first of year), 4000 Manx Shearwaters (a lot of which flew west), 4 Minke Whales & a Porpoise (AM).
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
|CLONEA STRAND: @ Ballinclamper: 3 Mediterranean Gulls (2 1st Summer and one Adult). Adult bird had green darvic ring but code not read. Arctic Skua chasing Kittiwakes offshore also. Noticeable arrival of Black-headed Gulls this evening including some juvenile birds. (MC)|
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
BALLYMACMAGUE area (nr Ballylemon): Water Rail & 5+ Sedge Warblers (BL).
Nr BALLINLOUGH: Male Emperor dragonfly & a brood of Moorhen chicks on pond at north side of Ballinlough Cross Roads @ S440330 (PMW).
EAST WATERFORD: CORNCRAKE calling again this morning (BL).
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
DRUM HILLS: In Garrynagree / Scordaun area, male Cuckoo calling nr Scordaun, and totals of 10 Whitethroats (8 singing), 2 Sedge Warblers, 1 Blackcap & 7 Chiffchaffs singing, 18 Willow Warblers (16 singing), & 62 Painted Ladies (PMW).
RAM HEAD: Total of 169 apparently occupied Kittiwake nests in annually-monitored study plots covering most of the colony - a substantial (47%) increase compared with 115 nests in the same plots last year (PMW).
DUNGARVAN: 35 Little Egret nests at colony (Pat Smiddy).
BLACKWATER VALLEY: 33 Little Egret nests at main colony (PS).
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Nearest breeding Cettis' Warblers in SW Wales are only 150 km (90 miles) from east Waterford (today's 'bird of the day' map from Bird Atlas 2007-2011 website). Species is spreading in England & Wales, and two Irish records (east Cork and Wicklow) in spring since 2001.
Other possibilities that might beat Cetti's: Cattle Egret (recorded in Co Waterford as late as June this year for the first time) or Great Spotted Woodpecker (reported in Co Kilkenny this year, and confirmed breeding in Wicklow and elsewhere on east coast).
Monday, June 08, 2009
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Nr KILSHEELAN (R.Suir): Upriver from Kilsheelan bridge: a Kingfisher at Gurteen Lower, on Co Waterford bank; recently fledged Blackcap and good scatter of both Banded & Beautiful Demoiselles (damselflies) along Co Tipperary bank (PMW).
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
CASTLETOWN FEN: 2 Grasshopper Warblers singing, & a Cuckoo calling (MC,CF).RAM HEAD: Pomarine Skua, 3-400 Manx Shearwaters, 20 Common Dolphins & a Basking Shark (AM).
FIDDOWN (R. Suir): 3 singing Reed Warblers - 1 on Waterford bank, 1 on W tip of Fiddown island (Co Kilkenny) & 1 on Kilkenny bank; also 8 Blackcaps, 4 Sedge Warblers, 7 Chiffchaffs & 4 Willow Warblers, all singing (PMW).