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Sunday, November 29, 2015
TRAMORE: 33 Gadwall (MC).
DUNMORE EAST: Purple Sandpiper (").
BLACKWATER CALLOWS: 6 White-fronted Geese (3 adults, 3 juveniles) still between Lismore & Ballyduff (").
DUNGARVAN: 5 SPOONBILLS roosting off the edge of the pitch & putt course, 0920 (JAP); late House Martin at arhcway near Dungarvan Castle at 16:00 (NJB); female/immature Black Redstart in protestant church graveyard (FO'C).
ARDMORE: Mediterranean Gull at the boat cove (NJB).
TIBBERAGHNY BOG (Co Kilkenny): >40 swans, probably mainly Whoopers (FJ).
BLACKWATER CALLOWS: 5 White-fronted Geese between Lismore & Ballyduff (2nd pond on left past Towers on way to Ballyduff), 70 Whooper Swans (59 Lismore to Ballyduff, 11 W of Ballyduff) & 300+ Black-tailed Godwits (TM).
RAM HEAD: Fin Whale, 50 Common Dolphins & a late Red Admiral this afternoon (ADM).
OLD PARISH (Drum Hills): 2 Woodcock (FO'C, JAP, RAW).
WHITING BAY: 5 Tree Sparrows at usual site near W end, adult Mediterranean Gull (").
ARDMORE: Adult Mediterranean Gull at Curragh strand (").
DUNGARVAN: 5 Pintail (4 f 1 m) & 10 Shoveler (5 m 5 f) in Western Bay; 5 Goldeneye (4 f 1 m) at Ballyneety (FO'C JAP RAW).
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
TRAMORE: GLOSSY IBIS, c2000 Golden Plover & 30 Snipe on Backstrand today (AJ).
Monday, November 23, 2015
DUNGARVAN: 5 SPOONBILLS on I-WeBS count (NT); Brambling in garden by Gold Coast golf-curse (DO'B & LO'B per LO'B).
TRAMORE BAY: Female Long-tailed Duck flew from Backstrand (also seen between the spits there) and landed on sea in the bay, also 2 Common Scoter & a Red-throated Diver in same area (DS).
DUNGARVAN: 4 SPOONBILLS on the Cunnigar; adult Yellow-legged Gull at start of Cunnigar; Green Sandpiper at Brickey canal; Black Redstart at St Augustine's church, Abbeyside; 2 Whimbrel at Ballinagaul; Common Sandpiper at Killongford; 3 Pintail (1 m 2 f) & 3 Shover (2 m 1 f) in Western Bay (JAP FO'C RAW).
CLASHMORE: Stock Dove (").
WHITING BAY: 3 Tree Sparrows at usual site nr W end of bay, 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull (").
ARDMORE: Stock Dove at Goat Island, adult Mediterranean Gull at Ardmore(").
HELVICK HEAD: Black Redstarr, Chiffchaff & 2 Red-throated Divers (").
DUNGARVAN: 4 SPOONBILLS on the Cunnigar; Black Redstart & Kingfisher at Ballynacourty pier; Black Redstart at the promenade, Abbeyside beach; pair of Shoveler & 3 Pintail (male & 2 females), Western Bay (FO'C).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER still present in main willow garden (up to 15:30 at least), also a female/1st-w Black Redstart, female Blackcap, Redwing, 6+ Chiffchaffs & 2+ Swallows (MC, AJ, DS, KA).