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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

LISMORE to CAPPOQUIN: Swallow (Andrew Malcolm).

CARRIGNAGOUR (nr Lismore): 2 Red-legged Partridges (AM).

Sunday, March 28, 2010

BOHADOON: Tortoiseshell Butterfly. (MC)

CLONEA: 2 Chiffchaffs @ Ballinclamper. (")

BALLYVOYLE: 3 Chiffchaffs. (")

COMERAGH MOUNTAINS: 16 Ravens at Coum Iarthar (DMcG).

HELVICK HEAD: 60 Common Dolphins (AM).

BALLYMACART: Swallow (first of spring) (RAW).
CARRIGANORE (nr Waterford city): Jay flew across road (DMcG).

Saturday, March 27, 2010

CALISO BAY: Whimbrel (JAP, BS).

Nr WHITING BAY: 20+ Tree Sparrows & female Merlin (JAP, BS).

BALLYMACART: Chiffchaff & 2 Dippers (JAP, BS).

CLONEA STRAND: 15 Great Northern Divers (mainly off Ballinclamper) & 33 Red-throated Divers (mainly off Ballyvoyle); Dipper at Ballyvoyle; 8 Black Guillemots off Ballinclamper/Ballinard; 3 Whimbrel, 3 Purple Sandpipers & dark-bellied Brent Goose at Ballinclamper (CF, MC, PMW).

BALLYVOONEY COVE: 25 Red-throated Divers, 3 Great Northern Divers & a Porpoise (CF).

TANKARDSTOWN (nr Bunmahon): Male Wheatear (CF).

ANNESTOWN: Male Wheatear & 200+ Brent Geese on beach (CF), 3 singing Chiffchaffs & 2 Teal, Annestown Bog (CF, PMW).

KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR: 13 Wigeon, 8 Teal, 2 Coot & 1 male Tufted Duck (CF).

BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR: Canada Goose with 18 Whooper Swans in field above western lake; also 41 Teal, 4 Mallard & 3 Great Crested Grebes (CF).


TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: Great Northern Diver, Whimbrel & 520 Brent Geese (PMW).


Friday, March 26, 2010

DUNGARVAN TOWN: Blackcap & 3 Siskins, Strandside (DC).

COMERAGH MOUNTAINS: Male & female Wheatear, & Kestrel, Mormor road near Crohaun (DC).

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

FENOR (nr Tramore): HOOPOE in garden (Julie Jacobs).

DUNGARVAN: 2 Barnacle Geese opposite the Park Hotel (FO'C).

ARDMORE: 12 Choughs on cliff (DC).

WHITING BAY: Sparrowhawk & female Wheatear (DC).

FERRY POINT: Male Wheatear & 4 Reed Buntings (DC).

Monday, March 22, 2010

COMERAGH MOUNTAINS: WHITE-TAILED EAGLE| on the Comeragh plateau (per DMcG).

DUNGARVAN: 2 Barnacle Geese @ Ballyneety. (MC)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

RINCREW: 1st Winter Glaucous Gull (On Cork side). (MC)

BALLYDUFF: Sand Martin & 80 Whooper Swans. (")

DUNGARVAN: 2 Barnacle Geese @ Ballyneety & 1 Sandwich Tern @ Ballinclamper. (")


Thursday, March 18, 2010

DUNGARVAN: 2 Barnacle Geese & 1 adult Dark-bellied Brent Goose @ Ballyneety. 2 Sandwich Terns in the bay seen from Ballinagaul pier. (MC)
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR: Adult male RING-NECKED DUCK & 4 Sand Martins (first of year for Co Waterford) (DC).

DUNGARVAN: 2 Barnacle Geese & c100 Golden Plover at Ballyneety (DC).

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

FERRYPOINT: Black Redstart. (MC)
BALLYVOONEY: Black Redstart (JAP, JJC , BS).

ARDMORE: Sandwich Tern (").


BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR: Adult male Ring-necked Duck & Canada Goose. (MC, CF)
TRAMORE BOATING LAKE: Adult Ring-billed Gull & 1st Winter Mediterranean Gull. (")
BUNMAHON: Kingfisher. (")
DUNGARVAN: 2 adult Barnacle Geese @ Ballyneety. Summer plumage Black Guillemot in the bay. (")
HELVICK: Porpoise. (")
ANNESTOWN: Chiffchaff. (")

Sunday, March 14, 2010

WHITING BAY: SCANDINAVAN ROCK PIPIT (between the 2 eastern car-parks) & 19 Sanderling (PMW).
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR: Adult Male Ring-necked Duck, Canada Goose & 33 Whooper Swans. (MC)
TRAMORE BOATING LAKE: Adult Ring-billed Gull & 5 Gadwall (3 males & 2 females). (MC)

Saturday, March 13, 2010


ARDMORE: 2nd Winter Mediterranean Gull @ Whiting Bay. (")

RINCREW: 1st Winter Iceland Gull (Cork Side) & 1st Winter Mediterranean Gull (Waterford Side). (")

NEWPORT: 2 Stock Doves. (")

DROMANA: 83 Whooper Swans on river under Dromana House. (")

DUNGARVAN: Kingfisher @ Barnawee. (")

CLONEA: Whimbrel @ Ballinard. (CF)

RINCREW: 1st-winter Iceland Gull (").

ARDMORE: Male Blackcap under a bird-feeder, main street (").

Friday, March 12, 2010

WATERFORD CITY: Female Blackcap in garden at collins Avenue, also yesterday (March 11) and Monday (March 8); male Blackcap there on Sunday (March 7) (T. O'Carroll).

Friday, March 12, 2010

DUNGARVAN: Adult Dark-bellied Brent @ Ballyneety. (MC)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

WHITING BAY: Wheatear & Black Redstart (DC).

Sunday, March 07, 2010

DUNGARVAN: Sandwich Tern (first of year) off Ballynagaul pier (MC).

BRICKEY CANAL: Green Sandpiper, Snipe & 2 Kingfishers (DC).

Saturday, March 06, 2010

DUNGARVAN: Adult Mediterranean Gull @ The Barnawee. (MC). Whimbrel @ Knockenpower Lower (MC & CF). 2 Gadwall (Male & Female) @ Killongford. (MC & CF). Black Brant @ The Cunnigar. (MC & CF). Kingfisher at Barnawee and one behind Nissan garage on Youghal Road (DC).

FERRYPOINT: 2 Black Redstarts (Female Types). (MC & CF).
WHITING BAY: Wheatear (DC).

Friday, March 05, 2010

WHITING BAY: Wheatear - first of the year (Sean Hogan).

Thursday, March 04, 2010

DUNGARVAN: Adult Ring-billed Gull at Ballynagaul (JAP, JJC).

BRICKEY RIVER: Green Sandpiper (JAP, JJC).

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Near DUNGARVAN: 2 Buzzards high overhead, heading east (MC Snr).

Monday, March 01, 2010

DUNGARVAN: Kingfisher at Barnawee (MC Snr).