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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

TRAMORE: Little Gull still present at boating lake, 06:45 (JF).

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DUNGARVAN: Adult Mediterranean Gull @ the Barnawee. 6 Common Sandpipers @ Killongford & 11 Common Sandpipers @ Ballyneety. (MC)

Monday, July 28, 2014

CLONEA: Adult Mediterranean Gull at Ballinclamper (MC snr).
KNOCKBOY (Waterford city): 2 Green Sandpipers tonight, birds present past week or so (PA).
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: HOBBY at Lisselan, hawking over seawall, ponds & backstrand at 16:45 (AJ); 35 Coot (adults & juveniles), Stock Dove & Wheatear (MC).
PORTLAW VILLAGE: Spotted Flycatcher at bridge (SMH).
TRAMORE: 2nd-calendar-yr Little Gull still on boating lake, 13:20 (CF).
Nr ANNESTOWN: 2-3 Long-eared Owl fledglings calling at 10:30 pm last night (AJ).

Sunday, July 27, 2014

RAM HEAD:  Only 4 Kittiwake chicks (including 1 recent fledgling) in study plots which held 125 occupied nests in June (PMW).

BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Spotted Flycatcher & Sedge Warbler in main gardens (PMW).
TRAMORE BOATING LAKE:   2nd-calendar-yr Little Gull (JDP, AJ, JF, MC), also 2 Mediterranean Gulls on rooftop (JDP).

TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Whimbrel at Clohernagh (JDP).

Saturday, July 26, 2014

DUNGARVAN: Green Sandpiper & 3 Common Sandpipers @ Killongford. (MC)

Friday, July 25, 2014

BUNMAHON: Juvenile Mediterranean Gull (MC).

EAST WATERFORD: Buzzard (").
DUNGARVAN:  2 adult Mediterranean gulls at barnawee (MC snr).
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Several Grasshopper Warblers reeling (ADM).

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SEAFIELD (nr Bunmahon): 2 Green Sandpipers yesterday (DW).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper, White Wagtail & Tufted Duck at Lisselan (AJ).


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WATERFORD CITY: Spotted Flycatchers by the courthouse grounds (LR).

Monday, July 21, 2014

Nr KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  male & female Hen Harrier (MC snr).
DUNGARVAN: 2CY Mediterranean Gull  & 6 Common Sandpipers @ Ballyneety. (MC)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

BLACKWATER ESTUARY:  13 Common Sandpipers at Youghal Bridge (MC snr).

TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 6 Common Sandpipers & a Stock Dove at Lisselan (AJ).

GREAT NEWTOWN HEAD:  5 Black Guillemots (").

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Nr KILL: 2 Jays in wood south of Kill (AJ).

DUNGARVAN: Mediterranean Gull (").

Nr YOUGHAL: Barn Owl (not long dead) on road (DMcG).

DUNGARVAN: 3 adult Mediterranean Gulls & 5 Common Sandpipers @ the Barnawee. 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls @ Duckspool. 2CY & 2 juvenile Mediterranean Gulls, 2 Green Sandpipers & 10 Common Sandpipers @ Killongford. 6 Common Sandpipers @ Ballyneety. Stock Dove @ Lacken. (MC, CF, DW)

Friday, July 18, 2014

TRAMORE:  3 adult Mediterranean Gulls at boating lake (MC).

MONAMINTRA:  Yellowhammer (").

CASTLETOWN POOL:  Recently fledged Little Grebe (").

KILMEADEN POOLS:   Recently fledged Little Grebe (").

CLONEA: Adult Mediterranean a Gull at Ballinclamper (MC snr).

DUNGARVAN: Adult Mediterranean Gull at Barnawee (").

Thursday, July 17, 2014

TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  21 adult Coot & multiple juveniles at Lisselan (MC).

CARRIGAVRANTRY: 2 Crossbills & 4 Sparrowhawks (2+ fledglings) (AJ).

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

KNOCKMEALDOWNS: Male Hen Harrier. (MC)
ARDMORE:  Red-legged Partridge in front of overgrown ring-fort in Curragh townland (JT).

Monday, July 14, 2014

DUNGARVAN: 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls @ the Barnawee. 2CY Mediterranean Gull @ Killongford. 7 Common Sandpipers @ Ballyneety. (MC)

Sunday, July 13, 2014

TRAMORE: Adult Mediterranean Gull @ Lisselan. (MC)
COMERAGH MOUNTAINS: Cuckoo & reeling Grasshopper Warbler c1 mile from
Mahon Falls (PV).

CLONEA: Mediterranean Gull '3H97' at Ballinclamper (").
CLONEA: 3 Mediterranean Gulls (SMH).
CLONEA STRAND: 4 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Ballinclamper (MC snr).
TRAMORE: Adult Mediterranean Gull at boating lake (JDP).

Saturday, July 12, 2014

DUNGARVAN:  3 Common Sandpipers at Killongford (JAP).

BLACKWATER VALLEY:  Reed Warbler singing at Raheen Quay, Clashmore Broads (").


VARIOUS LOCATIONS:  Mediterranean Gulls & returning Curlew, Redshank & Lapwing (").
DUNGARVAN: 4 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Barnawee (MC snr).

CLONEA: 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Ballinclamper (").
TRAMORE: 3 Common Sandpipers @ Lisselan. (MC, CF, DW)

EAST WATERFORD: Buzzard. (")

CLONEA: 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls and a Common Sandpiper @ Ballinclamper. (MC, CF)

DUNGARVAN: 3 adult Mediterranean Gulls including 3H97 @ the Barnawee. 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls @ Killongford. 12 Common Sandpipers @ Ballyneety. (")
ARDMORE: 3 Mediterranean Gulls at Curragh & 3 at harbour inc white ring 'E666' (ADM).

Friday, July 11, 2014

TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Juvenile Cuckoo, 5 Common Sandpipers & Coot with 4 chicks at Lisselan (JF).
Nr DUNGARVAN: Barn Owl calling just before midnight (10/7), also 4 Common Sandpipers at Ballyneety earlier in evening (JAP).

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: Common Sandpiper, juvenile Cuckoo & Stock Dove  at Lisselan (AJ).
DUNGARVAN: Adult Mediterranean Gull @ Barnawee. (MC)
EAST WATERFORD: 2 Buzzards (DS).

IDA PARK (nr Waterford city): Emperor Dragonfly (").

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

DUNGARVAN: 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls @ Ballyneety. (MC)
BUNMAHON STRAND: Common Sandpiper mobbed by Sand Martins & Ringed Plover (AJ).

Monday, July 07, 2014

KNOCKBRACK QUARRY: Emperor Dragonfly (ADM).
RAM HEAD:  3 Mediterranean Gulls & 20 Common Scoter but no cetaceans (ADM).
ARDMORE:  4 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Ardmore harbour; 2 Mediterranean Gulls at Curragh & an Emperor Dragonfly at Curragh stream, probably a new site for the species (ADM).

Saturday, July 05, 2014

DUNGARVAN: 3 adult Mediterranean Gulls including "E603" and "3H97" white darvic ringed birds @ Ballyneety. (MC)

Friday, July 04, 2014

DUNGARVAN: 2 Common Sandpipers at Ballyneety (MC snr).

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

DUNGARVAN: 2 Mediterranean Gulls at Barnawee this evening (MC).