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Monday, November 30, 2009

WATERFORD PORT (Co Kilkenny): Black Redstart (AA).

Sunday, November 29, 2009

TRAMORE BOATING LAKE: SMEW still present with Tufted Duck (MAD, PMW).
DUNGARVAN: Female-type Tufted Duck off the Pitch & Putt Club. Female-type Common Scoter off Abbeyside promenade. (MC)
BALLINACOURTY: Female/immature Black Redstart @ Ballinard. (MC)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

TRAMORE BOATING LAKE: 1st-winter male SMEW still present (PA).

DUNGARVAN: 2 Whimbrels at Knockanpower, Ring; adult BLACK BRANT & adult dark-bellied Brent at pitch & putt course (MC).
Nr MOUNT STEWART: 2 Woodcock (JAP, BS, RAW).

CLASHMORE: 25+ Stock Doves (").

DUNGARVAN: 80+ Snipe at Ballyneety (").
Nr ARDMORE: Buzzard (MC, CF).

Nr WHITING BAY: : 20+ Tree Sparrows, probably many more, at usual farm (Ballysallagh / Springfield area (MC, CF).
BLACKWATER CALLOWS: Drake Green-winged Teal, Lismore (MC, CF).

Thursday, November 26, 2009

TRAMORE BOATING LAKE: Female-type SMEW seen again (AA).


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

WATERFORD CITY: Flock of 14 Long-tailed Tits at Francis Street (D. Sinnott).

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

HELVICK HEAD: Juv/1st-winter SABINE'S GULL, Great Skua & 5 Manx Shearwaters (seawatch 11:40-12:30, CF).

DUNGARVAN: Water Rail calling near the Cunnigar car-park (CF, PMW).

Monday November 23rd, 2009

DUNGARVAN: LESSER YELOWLEGS again at the Cunnigar (per CF).

Monday, November 23, 2009

DUNGARVAN TOWN: Black Redstart in garden (FO'C).

Sunday, November 22, 2009

DUNGARVAN: BLACK BRANT & Curlew Sandpiper at pitch & putt course (MC, RMcL); LESSER YELLOWLEGS at pools near the Cunnigar car-park (S. Cronin, RMcL).

DERRIGAL CROSS ROADS (nr Coolfin): Shoveler (CF).

Saturday, November 21, 2009

CLONEA: 2nd Winter Mediterranean Gull in flooded field between Ballinard and Ballinclamper along old railway line. (MC)
CLONEA: Whimbrel & 10+ Purple Sandpipers. (MC)
HELVICK HEAD: 2 Grey Phalaropes, 1 Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Manx Shearwater & 1 Red-throated Diver (seawatch 12:30-13:30), also a Black Redstart at the cove (CF).
DUNGARVAN: Female type Black Redstart, Black Guillemot & 15 Great Northern Divers @ Ballinagaul. (MC, CF, MC Sr.)
BLACK BRANT @ Pitch & Putt Club. (MC, CF)
LESSER YELLOWLEGS & Chiffchaff (metal ringed) @ The Cunnigar. (MC, CF)
DUNGARVAN: 1st-winter Grey Phalarope at Ballynagaul (JAP, BS).
DUNGARVAN: LESSER YELLOWLEGS still present at the Cunnigar, dark-bellied Brent Goose at the pitch & putt course (MC).

Friday, November 20, 2009

DUNGARVAN: BLACK BRANT (first report this winter) at pitch & putt course (FO'C).
DUNGARVAN: LESSER YELLOWLEGS again at pools near the Cunnigar car-park (DC).

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

DUNGARVAN: LESSER YELLOWLEGS (3rd county record) at pools just left/west of the Cunnigar car-park (Pat Smiddy, CF, DC et al).

Monday, November 16, 2009

DUNGARVAN TOWN: Black Redstart in garden (FOC).

Sunday, November 15, 2009

COOLFIN: Canada Goose (large-type feral bird?), 38 Greylag Geese, 20 Whooper Swans, 23 Cormorants & 70+ Fieldfares (PMW).

Nr FIDDOWN BRIDGE : Water Rail calling on Co Waterford side of Suir (PMW).

TIBBERAGHNY (Co Kilkenny): 7 Little Egrets (MAD, PMW).
TRAMORE BOATING LAKE: Female-type SMEW still present (confirmed as unringed) also an adult Mediterranean Gull, female Tufted Duck & several Little Grebes (MC, MAD, PMW).

Saturday, November 14, 2009

TRAMORE BOATING LAKE: Female or immature SMEW (3rd county record) @ 13:30, also 1st-winter Ring-billed Gull & a female Tufted Duck (MC).

Thursday, November 12, 2009

CLONEA STRAND: 7 Purple Sandpipers at Ballinclamper (MC Sr).

Monday, November 09, 2009

WHITING BAY: Female or immature Hen Harrier at Whiting Bay (DK).

DUNGARVAN: Swallow at Abbeyside (FO'C).

Sunday, November 08, 2009

RAM HEAD: 8 Fin Whales (AM).

Saturday, November 07, 2009

DUNGARVAN: Kingfisher on wall opposite Park Hotel (JAP, BS).

CLONEA: 2 Purple Sandpipers (").

KILMURRIN COVE: Female/immature Black Redstart (").

Thursday, November 05, 2009

DUNGARVAN TOWN: Black Redstart (FO'C).

Monday, November 02, 2009

WHITING BAY: Black Redstart & female or immature Hen Harrier (Dervilla Keating).

Sunday, November 01, 2009

ARDMORE: Juv Black Redstart, 2 Mediterranean Gulls & 2 Chiffchaffs, a.m. (SH).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Tree Sparrow, 2 Blackcaps (male + female) & 2 Chiffchaffs (PMW).