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Saturday, October 31, 2009

HELVICK HEAD: Juvenile RED-RUMPED SWALLOW (1st county record), 9 Swallows, 1 House Martin, Lesser Whitehroat, 2 female/imm Black Redstarts, 2 Tree Sparrows & 3 Chiffchaffs (MC, CF).

BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Male Ring Ouzel, Lesser Whitethroat (same bird since 23rd Oct), female / immature Black Redstart, Great Skua (flew east @ 16:45), Great Northern Diver (east overhead), 3 Blackcaps (2 males & a female), 5+ Redwings, 16 Chiffchaffs, 3 Goldcrests, 30+ Skylarks, 24 Golden Plover, 7 Lapwing, 3 Painted Ladies & a Red Admiral (AA, PMW).

BALLYQUIN (nr Ardmore ): 2 Black Redstarts (SH).

Friday, Oct 30 2009

ARDMORE: 1 Swallow (SH).

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