Sunday, May 29, 2011
CLONEA STRAND: 2 adult Pomarine Skuas, 2 dark-phase Arctic Skuas & 2 Storm Petrels west past Ballinclamper (").
DUNGARVAN: 1st-summer Mediterranean Gull at Killongford (").
MONEYGORM (north of Lismore): Greater White-toothed Shrew found dead (AM) - apparently first Co Waterford record of this recently discovered, presumed introduced species, first recorded in Co Tipperary.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
CLONEA STRAND: Ring-billed Gull on Ballinclamper beach @ 08:30 (").
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 4 Tree Sparrows around farm buildings nr main gardens, flock of 13 Choughs at Coolum cove & Benlea (PMW).
Friday, May 27, 2011
KNOCKLOFTY (nr Clonmel): Kingfisher on Co Tipperary bank of Suir, Treecreeper & Grey Squirrel on Co Waterford side (PMW).
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
CLONEA/BALLINARD: 3rd/4th-summer type Yellow-legged Gull at Ballinard (later west at Ballinclamper), 2 1st-summerMediterranean Gulls & 2 flypast Brent Geese at Ballinclamper (MC), then a subadult Ring-billed Gull at Ballinard (MC, CF).
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
CLONEA STRAND: 2 Great Northern Divers (adult summer & part-summer), 43 Whimbrel, 57 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Knot & 12 Sandwich Terns (PV,PMW).
TRAMORE: A late female Wigeon at boating lake, 5 Whimbrel at Ballinattin & 1 at Clohernagh (JmP, PMW).
Nr MILLSTREET: Spotted Flycatcher & Treecreeper (PMW).
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sunday, May 08, 2011
ANNESTOWN BOG: 3 Sedge Warblers & a Whitethroat (DS).
Nr WHITING BAY: 4 Tree Sparrows along Goat Island road @ 12:20 (HH, BL et al).
Saturday, May 07, 2011
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Adult light-phase Pomarine Skua, a Great Skua & a Puffin W, 460 Manx Shearwaters W (125 E) & 15 'Commic' Terns E (seawatch 08:20-09:20, wind 3 SE, PMW). On land, 5 Whitethroats, a Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher & 2 Tree Sparrows (AA, MAD, PMW).
Friday, May 06, 2011
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
BELLE LAKE: 30+ House Martins feeding over lake & surrounding fields / reeds, plus smaller numbers of Sand Martins & Swallows, & 3 Swifts (PMW).
CLONEA STRAND: Purple Sandpiper at Ballinclamper (MC).
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR: Swan Goose or similar escape/hybrid (").
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Monday, May 02, 2011
BALLYVOYLE HEAD: 2 Swifts (DC).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 2 adult Pomarine Skuas & 2 Puffins E, 70+ Arctic Terns & 3 Roseate Terns feeding (seawatch 15:30-16:00, PMW). 226 Manx Shearwaters, 17 Arctic Terns, 5 Roseate Terns & 28 Sandwich Terns E, also a Porpoise & Basking Shark (seawatch 18:45-19:45, MAD, PMW). On land, Whinchat, 7 Wheatears, 7+ Willow Warblers, a Chiffchaff, 3+ Spotted Flycatchers, 4+ Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers, 2 House Martins & a Swift (MAD, SF, CF, PMW).
BROWNTOWN HEAD: Whinchat near the towers, 6 Wheatears near stream, 3 Whitethroats & a Willow Warbler along boreen; 19 Whimbrel (incl 9 in from sea), 2 Swallows in from sea; single Roseate Tern & Common Tern E then feeding with auks, Kittiwakes & Manx, 25+ Arctic Terns feeding (& sitting on sea), 4 Common Scoter & 2 Black Guillemots E, Red-throated Diver W, 252 Gannets E (26 W), 25 Manx Shearwaters feeding (& 5E, 14W), 65+ Razorbills feeding (seawatch 09:40-11:40, wind 5 E) (PMW). 2 Spotted Flycatchers around main gardens (Conor Foley/Shane Farrell).
DUNGARVAN: 5 Sedge Warblers at the Cunnigar (DC).
Nr DRUM HILLS: Female Hen Harrier (DC).
Sunday, May 01, 2011
BUNMAHON to STRADBALLY: Snipe singing on top of a telephone pole on the road between Strafbally and Bunmahon (JAP, BS).
BLACKWATER VALLEY: MARSH HARRIER at Newport (John Lyden per HH/MC), almost certainly yesterday's bird from Clashmore Broads.
DUNGARVAN: 2 1st-summer Mediterranean Gulls at Killongford (MC).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: HOBBY over west cliffs & fields @ 10:50; Blackcap in main garden, 2 Sedge Warblers, 4 Whitethroats, Willow Warbler, Swift, Wheatear & Tree Sparrow; Common Tern (1st of year?) feeding offshore, also 428 Gannets E (77 W) in 1.5 hrs (seawatch 08:55-10:25), 10+ Swallows & 8 Whimbrels arrived in from sea (MAD, PMW).