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Monday, June 30, 2014

CLONEA: Adult Mediterranean Gull at Ballinclamper (MC snr).
DUNGARVAN: Adult Mediterranean Gull (White Darvic Ring 3H97) at the Barnawee. (MC)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

DRUM HILLS: Green Hairstreak butterfly on bramble blossom at apparently a new site for the species (JAP, BS).
W of RAM HEAD: lots of feeding seabird activity offshore including Storm Petrels (Martin Colfer).

R SUIR nr MT CONGREVE: 2 Common Sandpipers below Mt Congreve (DS).
RAM HEAD: 125 occupied Kittiwake nests in study-plots, total population 131-136 occupied nests (PMW).
ARDMORE: 2 Mediterranean Gull at Curragh (ADM).

RAM HEAD: 7 Common Scoter past (").
Nr DUNGARVAN: Barn Owl just after midnight (JAP).

Saturday, June 28, 2014

CLONEA: 2CY Mediterranean Gull @ Ballinclamper. (MC)
EAST WATERFORD: 3 Buzzards (LR).

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

CLONEA: 3 adult Mediterranean Gulls @ Ballinclamper including white darvic ring E603. (MC)

Monday, June 23, 2014

ANNESTOWN BOG: Reed Warbler singing briefly, at 2 Long-eared Owl chicks calling, also a Mink along riverbank (DS). 

CARRIGAVRANTRY: 6 displaying Snipe & 3 Crossbills (").
Nr KILMEADAN: dead Jay on hard shoulder c2 km east of the Kilmeaden bypass roundabout (KB).

Sunday, June 22, 2014

STRADBALLY:  Yellowhammer at Sallyfort Farm, juvenile Dipper at Stradbally (AJ).

BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Tree Sparrow feeding young at nest-site this morning (JDP).
COMERAGH MOUNTAINS:  Cuckoo & 2 Grasshopper Warblers near Coumtay (JAP et al).

Saturday, June 21, 2014

GREAT NEWTOWN HEAD:  2 Grasshopper Warblers reeling near Metal Man (ADM).

DUNABRATTIN HEAD:  Minke Whale, 4 Bottlenose Dolphins& a lot of seabird activity offshore; 16 Chougs (").

Nr LISMORE:  Pair of Spotted Flycatchers & pair of Kingfishers on Blackwater (").

BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Tree Sparrow alarm-calling near nest-site (MAD, PMW).

Friday, June 20, 2014

CARRIGNAGOUR (nr Lismore): Hummingbird Hawk-moth (ADM).

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Tree Sparrow carrying food and a Painted Lady butterfly. (MC)

Sunday, June 15, 2014

ANNESTOWN BOG: 2 Grasshopper Warblers reeling (JF).

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Off MINE HEAD: 3 Great Skuas from boat 3 miles W of Mine Head lighthouse (FO'C).

Off HELVICK HEAD: 4 Puffins (1 carrying sandeels) (").

Friday, June 13, 2014

PORTLAW VILLAGE:  2 Spotted Flycatchers (SMH, MC).

POULDREW BRIDGE:  Kingfisher (").

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

WATERFORD CITY: Treecreeper at the People's Park (LR).



Monday, June 09, 2014

BALLYSCANLON: 2 Spotted Flycatchers (DC).

EAST WATERFORD: Buzzard (").
Nr MAHON BRIDGE: Freshly dead Pine Marten on R676 at Coolnahorna ie a few miles north of Mahon Bridge (EAMacL).

Friday, June 06, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

IDA PARK (nr Waterford city): 8 Emperor Dragonflies at the IDA Park on the Cork Road (DS).

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

BALLYSCANLON: 5 Spotted Flycatchers (AJ).

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

2 Red Grouse; also 2 Cuckoo at Kilclooney Wood (NR).

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

BALLYSCANLON: 4 Crossbills (AJ).

KILFARRASY: Merlin (").
DUNGARVAN: Turtle Dove in garden at Shandon, c08:15 (BS).

Monday, June 02, 2014

BLACKWATER VALLEY:  Reed Warbler at Raheen Quay, Clashmore Broads; 2 Jays, Stock Dove & 3 Red-legged Partridge at Ballybrack; Yellowhammer & 6+ Common Blue butterflies at Newport East (JAP, BS).

WEST WATERFORD: Buzzard (").

Nr WHITING BAY: 2 Tree Sparrows at Moord (").

DUNGARVAN: Harbour (Common) Seal at Ballyneety (").

Sunday, June 01, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

COMERAGH/MONAVULLAGH MOUNTAINS: Cuckoo at S246019, 6+ Green Hairstreak butterflies at S282021 & 10+ at Coumaraglin, Stock Dove at Coumaraglin, & male Hen Harrier (BS, EAMacL, JAP).

FENOR BOG: 12+ Cryptic Wood White butterflies (").

STRADBALLY: Holly Blue butterfly (").
BLACKWATER VALLEY:: Reed Warbler singing & showing at Camphire bridge (MC).

KILL: Grasshopper Warbler singing at water treatment ponds (JF).