|BALLINACOURTY: 2 Black Guillemots & 3 Red-throated Divers from the pier. (MC)|
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
CLONEA STRAND: Adult AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER still present (MC).
ARDMORE: 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls with Belgian metal-rings (each with 4 digits read) (MC).
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: Whimbrel at Clohernagh (JiP).
Saturday, September 26, 2009
CLONEA STRAND: Adult AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER again at Ballinclamper (R.
McLaughlin et al), also a Whimbrel, 70+ Ringed Plover, 11 Sanderling.
HELVICK HEAD to ARDMORE: Seen from boat - 6 Great Skuas, Minke Whale, Basking Shark &, off Ardmore, Storm Petrel & 2 Puffins (DC).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Merlin, male Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaffs, 1 Goldcrest (very scarce so far this autumn), 6 Song Thrushes (apparent small arrival), 10+ Lesser Redpolls 100+ Linnets & (mainly flying E) 30+ Swallows (AA, PMW).
Friday September 25, 2009
CLONEA STRAND: No sign of American Golden Plover this evening; Whimbrel at Ballinclamper, 90+ Ringed Plover south of Ballyvoyle, just 2 Manx Shearwaters feeding/resting offshore (PMW).
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
CLONEA: A moulting adult American Golden Plover was found this morning at Ballinclamper and continued to show well along the beach for the rest of the day. Also, 8 White Wagtails, 1 Balearic Shearwater offshore, 2 male Blackcaps and 1 juvenile Ruff. (MC,CF, DC, PA & MC Sr.) In evening, 5 Balearic Shearwaters feeding (with 360+ Manx), 12 White Wagtails. 3 Mediterranean Gulls (2 adults & a 1st-winter) & 3 Whimbrel, Ballinclamper/Ballinard (MC, PMW).
HELVICK: 1 Willow Warbler and good numbers of Chiffchaffs. (MC & CF)
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Spotted Flycatcher, Whitethroat, 7 Wheatears, 6 Chiffchaffs (one a "wee-oo, wee-oo" caller present since last weekend) & 4 Willow Warblers; also 40+ Swallows mainly heading east/ENE, 40+ Meadow Pipits, 25 day-flying Silver Y moths (PMW).
75 moths trapped at Brownstown Head last night (including 6 Silver Y) were marked with orange paint on left upper wingtip, as part of a marking experiment at British & Irish coastal sites in the week leading up to National Moth Nights (Friday 18th & Sat 19th September). Details at:
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Nr DUNGARVAN: Buzzard (MC Sr).
DUNGARVAN: 3 Great Crested Grebes & 3 Red-breasted Mergansers (JJC, JAP, BS).
BALLYQUIN (nr Ardmore): Kingfisher & 2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull (JJC JAP BS).
BLACKWATER VALLEY: Buzzard (JJC JAP BS).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: single Spotted Flycatcher, Sedge Warbler, Wheatear, Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaffs; also 57 Painted Ladies, 11 Red Admirals & 615 day-flying Silver Ys (MAD, PMW).
BELLE LAKE: 19 Sedge Warblers & 6 Chiffchaffs ringed, Water Rail heard (PMW).
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Monday, September 07, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Saturday, September 05, 2009
CLONEA: Juvenile Little Gull, 3 White Wagtails, 3 juvenile Arctic Terns, adult Roseate Tern @ Ballinclamper. (MC & CF)
DUNGARVAN: Juvenile Ruff @ Ballyneety & 2 White Wagtails @ The Cunnigar. (MC & CF)
ARDMORE: 5 Mediterranean Gulls ( 3 adults, 1 juvenile & 1 2nd winter). (MC & CF)
CLONEA: 10 Roseate Terns (8 adults & 2 juveniles) & 2 juvenile Arctic Terns @ Ballinclamper. (MC)