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Monday, May 31, 2010


Nr WATERFORD CITY: Stoat, Williamstown (JAP).
BALLYSCANLAN LAKE: 3 adult HOBBIES now present, 11:35-11:55 (CF) - photo.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Nr KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: Male & female Hen Harrier, Buzzard, Cuckoo & 4 Hares (DC).

BALLYSCANLAN LAKE (nr Fenor): Hobby feeding over the lake c4 pm (MC).

KILMEADEN POOLS: Male & female Gadwall (MC).

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Nr BUNMAHON: Spotted Flycatcher @ Seafield weir (DW).

Friday, May 28, 2010

KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR: Adult & juv Dipper, hybrid Whooper/Mute Swan, 2 Stock Doves over, & Cuckoo calling nearby (MC).

BRICKEY CANAL (nr Dungarvan): Kingfisher (DC).

Thursday, May 27, 2010

BUNMAHON: Adult Ring-billed Gull @ mouth of River Mahon (DW).

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

CLONEA: 1st Summer Mediterranean Gull @ Ballinclamper. (MC)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

DUNGARVAN: RED KITE overhead @ 2 pm (JAP).

Sunday, May 23, 2010

BALLYDWAN: Merlin & 4 Choughs (DW).

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Nr DUNGARVAN: Merlin (DC).


MID WATERFORD: Buzzard flew north (DW).

Nr BALLYMACARBRY: Dipper at Creggane Bidge, Spotted Flycatcher SE of Creggane (PMW).

Friday, May 21, 2010

KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: Cuckoo near Knockaunabulloga (DMcG).

Thursday, May 20, 2010

COMERAGH/MONAVULLAGH MOUNTAINS: 14+ Green Hairstreak butterflies & a male Hen Harrier (JAP, Barry Power, JJC).

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Sunday, May 16, 2010

STRADBALLY: c30 bird species on Dawn Chorus outing including Treecreeper at Woodhouse & Black Guillemot off cove (BWI, IWT & Stradbally Tidy Towns event); also a Spotted Flycatcher & Dipper at Carriganaffrin Bridge (PMW).

BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Spotted Flycatcher, Chiffchaff & 3 Wheatears (MAD, PMW).

Saturday, May 15, 2010

TOOR NORTH (nr Mountstewart): 2 Cuckoos calling (JAP, BS).

BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 2 Spotted Flycatchers (PMW).

Friday, May 14, 2010

MONAVULLAGH/COMERAGH MOUNTAINS: 2 Cuckoos calling (1 seen); male Hen Harrier at one location, male & female at another location (JAP, BS).

CLONEA STRAND: Purple Sandpiper (late) at Ballinclamper (MC).

BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Spotted Flycatcher (PMW).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

PILLTOWN CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS (nr Youghal Bay / Kinsalebeg): Male Garganey in second pool, then flew out onto estuary adjacent to Youghal Bay (CF).

Sunday, May 09, 2010

COMERAGH MOUNTAINS: Cuckoo calling near Coumtay (John Tierney).

SEAFIELD (nr Bunmahon): 3 Swifts flew east (DW).

BALLYDWAN EAST: Wheatear & 3-4 House Martins (DW).

NW WATERFORD: Pair of Buzzards (PMW).

Saturday, May 08, 2010

KILLOWEN & BALLINAMONA: Male Yellowhammers at both locations (JAP, BS).


BALLYVOYLE: Red Admiral (").

COLLIGAN WOOD: Holly Blue (").

KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: Cuckoo calling just east of Knocknafallia, N of Mt Melleray (PMW).

Friday, May 07, 2010

Nr BALLYLANEEN: Yellowhammer carrying nest material (DW).

Nr BALLINAMULT: Pair of Dippers at Priestown Bridge (PMW).

Thursday, May 06, 2010

MONAMINTRA BOG: Grasshopper Warbler reeling @ 20:30 (PMW).

KILCARAGH / KNOCKBOY: Water Rail calling @ 21:20 from bog along Keiloge River (PMW).

CASTLETOWN FEN: Male Cuckoo calling @ 21:45 (PMW).

BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Spotted Flycatcher (PMW).

GARRANTURTON (nr Kilmacthomas): Wheatear yesterday (DW).

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

CLONEA STRAND: 3 Great Northern Divers, 13 Whimbrel, 51 Sanderling, adult dark-bellied Brent, 41 Brent Geese & a singing Whitethroat at Ballinclamper (PMW);p another Whitethroat at Ballyvoyle (MC Snr).

Nr TALLOW: Yellowhammer at Shean More (PMW).

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Nr MT MELLERAY: Dipper at Melleray Bridge (DMcG).

Monday, May 03, 2010

BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Spotted Flycatcher, Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warblers & 3-4 Wheatears (PPA).

Nr CLONEA STRAND: Whitethroat singing at Clonea Upper (MAD, PMW).

CLONEA STRAND: 62 Whimbrel & 3 singing Sedge Warblers nr Clonea Castle (MAD, PMW).

Sunday, May 02, 2010

RATHMOYLAN COVE: Whitethroat & Sedge Warbler singing (MAD, PMW).

BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 2 Swifts flew north, also a male Blackcap (").
KILSHEELAN to CLONMEL (Waterford side): Jay & Treecreeper at Tikincor;
total of 22+ singing Blackcaps (PMW).

TRAMORE BOATING LAKE: Whooper Swan still present (JmP).

GURTEEN (nr Kilsheelan): 2 Spotted Flycatchers (1st of year) (PMW).

Saturday, May 01, 2010

ANNESTOWN: Grasshopper Warbler (JAP, JJC, BS, RAW).

BUNMAHON to BALLYVOYLE: c10 singing Skylarks along coastal fields (").

BALLYVOYLE: Singing Whitethroat (").

CLONEA STRAND: 4 Great Northern Divers (").