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ARDMORE: 3 Mediterranean Gulls at Curragh & another adult-summer at Cliff Hotel (ADM).
Seawatch 0630-0815 (DS):
Arctic Skua: 2 E @ 07;35.
Common Scoter: 2 E.
Manx Shearwater: 89 E, 177 W.
Fulmar: 4 W.
Gannet: 128 E, 21 W.
Curlew: 1 W.
Kittiwake: 9 W.
Sandwich Tern: 24 W.
Razorbill: 6 E, 12 W.
Also 10+ Red Admirals along the lane.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: SPOONBILL again at Lisselan, 11:20, east bank of northern pond in middle of racecourse (AJ).
GARRARUS: Flock of 67 Choughs, also 100+ Pied Wagtails & 6 Ravens - plus snorkeling showed hundreds of small pollack, ballan wrasse, ling, flats and sand eels, also edible, shore and spider crab, large mullet, 3 lesser weevers and a cuttle fish, depth under 10 feet (").
Nr ARDMORE: Adult-summer BONAPARTE'S GULL flying east between Whiting Bay & Ardmore, 15:50 (S Cronin per irishbirding.com) - 3rd county record (previously records Dungarvan 2004 and Ardmore 2007, with an unconfirmed report from Ardmore in 2008).