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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

CROHAUN: Long-eared Owl young calling @ 10:30 p.m. (DC).


Monday, June 28, 2010

CLONEA: 2nd Summer Mediterranean Gull, male Tufted Duck, 3 Common Sandpipers at Ballinclamper, and 1 Arctic Skua offshore. (MC, D Clarke, M Clarke).

Sunday, June 27, 2010

BLACKWATER VALLEY: Spotted Flycatcher at Rincrew wood (PMW).

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Nr KILROSSANTY: Long-eared Owl @ 11 p.m. (DC).

KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: 1 Cuckoo, 1 reeling Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Woodcock at Knockadav; 1 Cuckoo Waterford side of the Vee (JAP, BS).
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: 2 recently-fledged Wheatear broods just E of Glentaunemon Bridge near the Vee (PMW).

Nr LISMORE: 3 male Yellowhammers SE of Lismore including one carrying food to nest (PMW).

Friday, June 25, 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010

ARDMORE: 4-6 Mediterranean Gulls at beach, including 3+ 2nd-summer & 1+ 1st-summer (AM).

RAM HEAD: Minke Whale (AM).

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nr KNOCKMEALDOWN mountains: Woodcock roding nr Glentaunemon Bridge @ 23:05; Cuckoo calling after 22:00, Boggaghbaun / Boggaghduff forest; Spotted Flycatcher, Boggaghbaun, and 3+ birds (3 pairs present this year) & a Siskin, Moneygorm / Knockaungarriff; (DC, DW, PMW).

Sunday, June 20, 2010

YOUGHAL BRIDGE: Glaucous Gull at Waterford side (FO'C).
CAMPHIRE: 7 singing Reed Warblers along the Blackwater / Bride loop, also a Lapwing & 4 Spotted Flycatchers (MC, CF).

SEAFIELD (nr Bunmahon): Cuckoo calling today; also a Spotted Flycatcher nest & 2 pairs of Kingfishers along River Mahon recently, in same area (DW).

POLLRONE (Co Kilkenny, opposite Coolfin): Pair of Tree Sparrows nesting in old barn just north of Pollrone quay (PMW).
MOONVEEN (Co Kilkenny, opposite Mt Congreve): 3 Jays (PMW).

BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Chiffchaff juv (PMW).

Saturday, June 19, 2010

ARDMORE: 1st-summer Mediterranean Gull at Curragh beach (SH).
TOWER HILL (nr Portlaw): 1+ Woodcock roding @ 22:17 & 22:40 (MAD, PMW).
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: Female Hen Harrier & 4 Crossbills (DC).

Nr THE VEE: Male Cuckoo calling just west of Glentaunemon Bridge, also 2 Siskins (MAD, PMW).
KILMEADEN POOLS: Painted Lady butterfly. (MC, CF)
FENOR BOG: Grasshopper Warbler in song. (")
BALLYSCANLON LAKE: Spotted Flycatcher. (")

MT MELLERAY: Adult male Crossbill @S097047 along track up to cross on hill above the monastery (MAD, PMW).

Thursday, June 17, 2010

BROWNSTOWN HEAD: No sign of yesterday's Iberian Chiffchaff.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BROWNSTOWN HEAD: IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF (1st Irish record) singing from willows and pine around back of main willow garden (PMW et al.). Also a Willow Warbler in same garden.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ANNESTOWN BOG: Grasshopper Warbler singing just downstream from Dunhill Castle @ 22:40 (PMW).

BALLINTLEA (nr Crohaun): 2-3 Woodcock roding tonight (MC).
CARRICK-ON-SUIR (Co Tipperary): Grasshopper Warbler seen @S406217 along river bank just east of the castle (PMW).

Monday, June 14, 2010

CORBALLY BEG (nr Ballymacaw): Tree Sparrow (PMW).

KILMEADAN POOLS: 3 Tufted Ducks (2 males & a female) (").

Sunday, June 13, 2010

CROUGHAUN HILL (nr Kilmacthomas): 2 Woodcock roding @ 22:05 (PMW).
KILBRIDE / KNOCKEEN (nr Tramore): 6 Yellowhammers & 6 singing Whitethroats (PMW).

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Nr TALLOW: Spotted Flycatcher & 3 singing Yellowhammers, Shean More /
Shean Beg (PMW).

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

BLACKWATER VALLEY: Total of 6 singing Reed Warblers at Camphire, along River Blackwater & Bride banks between Camphire slip and Camphire Bridge; also 11 Sedge Warblers (9 singing) & 11 male Reed Buntings; Spotted Flycatcher & flock of 36 Long-tailed Tits below Camphire Bridge (PMW).
COOLYDOODY WOOD (nr Tallow): Jay in Co Cork part of wood (PMW).

Monday, June 07, 2010

HELVICK HEAD: 5 Storm Petrels, 45 Manx Shearwaters (20+ feeding) & 2 Puffins west, Great Skua harassing Gannets (seawatch 18:15-19:00, MAD, PMW).

Sunday, June 06, 2010

RAM HEAD: Common Dolphin, Storm Petrel, Great Skua & unidentified skua (AM).

KNOCKBRACK QUARRY (nr Clashmore): Newts in all pools, & 3 Emperor dragonflies (AM).
Nr ARDMORE: 2 + Tree Sparrows along the Ardoginna / Goat Island road, including one feeding chicks in a bungalow roof, also a Stock Dove (PMW).

Saturday, June 05, 2010


COUMARAGLINMOUNTAIN: Cuckoo, 29 Small Heath & 4 Green Hairstreak butterflies @ grid ref S263041 (").

BALLYSCANLON LAKE: 3 Spotted Flycatchers. (MC, CF)
KILMEADEN POOLS: Female Gadwall. (MC, CF)
WEST WATERFORD: Male Hen Harrier. (MC, CF, MC Sr.)
Nr DUNGARVAN: Spotted Flycatcher nr Hally's Bridge, Ballycullane & another along old Windgap to Ballyharrahan road (PMW).

Wednesday, June 02, 2010


Tuesday, June 01, 2010

BALLYSCANLAN LAKE: 3 HOBBIES in late afternoon, also Cuckoo, 3 Ravens & 8 Wood White butterflies (JAP). OSPREY still present later in evening (DMcG).
BALLYSCANLAN LAKE: OSPREY fishing (photo), and a HOBBY (PPA).