Saturday, April 30, 2011
DRUM HILLS: Cuckoo in tetrad X28D (DMcG).
Friday, April 29, 2011
DALLIGAN RIVER: Dipper at bridge St Shanbally, nr The Pike (PMW).
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Puffin east, 3 Great Northern Divers & a Red-throated Diver on sea (seawatch 18:30-19:15, wind 1 SE); 2 Tree Sparrows, Grasshopper Warbler & Wheatear (PMW).
BALLYVOYLE COVE: 2 Basking Sharks @ 18:25 (MC snr).
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
BLACKWATER VALLEY: 6 Reed Warblers & 5 Sedge Warblers singing along Blackwater bank south from Camphire slip to Bride mouth, 13:40-14:50, also a Whooper Swan in field & Stock Dove flyover (").
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: Female or imm Hen Harrier (").
Monday, April 25, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
LISMORE: Jay at barracks (").
Nr CLONMEL: Jay at Glenabbey/Russellstown wood (PMW).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Spotted Flycatcher (1st of year) (MAD).
BALLYMACART: 2 Grasshopper Warblers & a Whitethroat (SH).
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
ANNESTOWN BOG: Amazingly, a different (male) MARSH HARRIER hunting here about 17:00 before lost from sight (presumed still in the reedbed) (JAP, NP).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Single singing Whitethroat (1st of year) & Grasshopper Warbler (CF).
MONAVULLAGH MOUNTAINS: Whitethroat singing at Bohadoon wood; Hen Harrrier (JAP, BP).
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
CLONEA STRAND: 150+ Whimbrel, 3 Black Guillemots on sea, 2 Porpoises & a Manx Shearwater west at Ballinclamper; 2 Great Northern Divers on sea off Ballyvoyle & a Grasshopper Warbler singing there (MC).
near last house and 20+ Tree Sparrows near 2nd last house on road to
Goat Island (CF).
KINSALEBEG to TIKNOCK: Fulmar circling, 3rd-cal-yr Glaucous Gull on
water on Waterford side (MC).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Striped Hawk-moth at light-trap last night (PMW).
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
BALLYVOYLE: c35 Sand Martins & 4 Great Northern Divers (DC).
DUNGARVAN: 9 Sandwich Terns at Gold Coast ("); 3 Sandwich Terns, 2 Wheatears, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs and lots of Swallows at the Cunnigar (PV).
MONAVULLAGH MOUNTAIN: 10 Wheatears, female Hen Harrier & Kestrel (DC).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 3 Blackcaps (female & 2 males), 4 Willow Warblers, male Wheatear, 4 Tree Sparrows, 8 Sand Martins & 3 Red Admirals (MAD, PMW).
Nr TIBBERAGHNY BOG: Adult Mediterranean Gull over River Suir, 7 Blackcaps singing along Co Waterford bank, 1st-summer Whooper Swan on Co Kilkenny side of river (PMW).
Saturday, April 09, 2011
CLONEA STRAND: Whimbrel & 3 Great Northern Divers at Ballinclamper (").
BLACKWATER VALLEY: Water Rail calling at Killahaly Bridge (").
BALLYVOYLE: Common Sandpiper (PV).
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Monday, April 04, 2011
Sunday, April 03, 2011
TRAMORE BAY: 5 Gadwall, a Red-throated Diver & 20 Sandwich Terns off the pier (").
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: Spotted Redshank still present at Pickardstown creek @ 16:55 (rising tide), also 1 Whimbrel, 12 Greenshank; 5 White-fronted Geese, a Greylag x 'Chinese' Goose hybrid & a male Gadwall still at Lisselan (").
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR: 2 male Gadwall on backwater, also 19 Moorhen, 5 Coot (1 on nest), 6 Little Grebes (1 on nest), 4 Teal, 6 Wigeon, 9 Mallard, 7 Mute Swans, 3 Willow Warblers singing, Stock Dove & Raven (PMW).
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR: Blackcap & 4 Willow Warblers singing, 25+ Sand Martins, 5 Tufted Duck, 35 Teal, 5 Mallard, 7 Mute Swans, 13 Moorhen but no Coots or grebes visible (water levels low on small lake) (").
BELLE LAKE: ringtail Hen Harrier mobbed by Hooded Crows, Mute Swan on nest, 30+ Sand Martins, single House Martin & Swallow feeding over lake, 16:05-16:20 (").
Saturday, April 02, 2011
ANNESTOWN: Sparrowhawk displaying (JAP, BS).
BALLYHEENY (nr Clashmore): Small White butterfly (").
VARIOUS LOCATIONS: 7 Kestrels ("); Chiffchaffs, Swallows & Sand Martins widespread (JAP, BS, MC, CF).
ANNESTOWN BOG: House Martin & 20+ Sand Martins over pool (PMW).
DUNGARVAN: 15 Swallows, 3 House Martins, 6 Sand Martins, male Blackcap singing and 1 Willow Warbler along Brickey; 7 Sandwich Terns at Dungarvan quay (FO'C).
CLONEA STRAND: Black-throated Diver (winter adult) 16:30-17:10 (then flew towards Dungarvan Bay), also 18 Great Northern Divers, 6 Red-throated Divers, 14 Tufted Duck (flew west), 5 Whimbrel in off sea, 2 Sandwich Terns west & 240+ Brent Geese (MC, CF, PMW).
RINCREW (Nr Youghal): OSPREY flew north over Co Waterford border (OF).