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Saturday, February 20, 2016

KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR: 2 drake RING-NECKED DUCKS, 2 Gadwall & 24 Tufted Ducks (MC).

TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: Spotted Redshank & 2nd-w Mediterranean Gull in front of McCarthy Fuels (SpotRed flew south to saltmarsh near beach), 2nd-w Mediterranean Gull at Saleen (").

DUNGARVAN: 2 Stock Doves, town centre (FO'C); 4 Goldeneye (2m 2f) at Ballyneety, Common Sandpiper at Killongford pools, 5+ Chiffchaffs behind Nissan garage at Springfield/Western Bay, male Blackcap at Ballynagaul (BS, FO'C, JAP).

CLONEA: Purple Sandpiper at Ballinclamper (").

HELVICK: Red-throated Diver (").

ARDMORE: Male Common Scoter on sea off Curragh strand, 2nd-w Mediterranean Gull at Ardmore (").

WHITING BAY: 3 Tree Sparrows at Moord (").

BLACKWATER VALLEY: 2 Stock Doves at Clashmore Broads, 2 Red Squirrels near Newport East (").

Friday, February 19, 2016

TRAMORE:  GLOSSY IBIS  Kilmacleague, Tramore backstrand; female/1st-winter Black Redstart at W end of Tramore beach on rocks (MC).

Thursday, February 18, 2016

DUNGARVAN:  Long-tailed Duck off tip of Cunnigar (J Bowman).

Monday, February 15, 2016

DUNGARVAN:  WATER PIPIT showed well at Killongford pools, then flew high south & lost to view (DS, FO'C).


Sunday, February 14, 2016


DUNGARVAN: 4 SPOONBILLS on the Cunnigar, adult Yellow-legged Gull at pitch & putt, 3 Whimbrel at Poulaphouca (JAP BS); Otter at Barnawee railway bridge (EB).

CLONEA: 2 Purple Sandpipers (JAP BS).


ANNESTOWN: SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, Chiffchaff & 1st-winter Glaucous Gull (").


LISMORE: 2 female Brambling again at feeders, Glencairn (TM).

BLACKWATER CALLOWS: 101 Whooper Swans - 59 Lismore to Ballyduff, 42 W of Ballyduff, c500 Black-tailed Godwits (").

Saturday, February 13, 2016

BUNMAHON: BLACK-THROATED DIVER off western end of beach (MC, DW, AJ), 2nd-winter iceland Gull in flood field immediately No of village (MC).

DUNGARVAN:  WATER PIPIT at usual spot at Killongford; 2 SPOONBILLS & 5 sHOVELER OFF PITCH & PUTT (").

BALLYSCANLON LAKE:  1st-winter iceland Gull, 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls & 20-30 Crossbills (MC). 


Friday, February 12, 2016

DUNGARVAN:  WATER PIPIT showing well at Killongford (JAP).

Thursday, February 11, 2016

TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 2 Short-eared Owls (JF).
BUNMAHON:  BLACK-THROATED DIVER off Bunmahon with 3 Red-throated Divers at 17:00 (FO'C).

ARDMORE:  1st-winter Little Gull, 12+ Red-throated Divers & 4 Great Northern Divers at Curragh (TM).

Monday, February 08, 2016

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Nr CLASHMORE:  Barn Owl along road tonight (DW).

BALLINLOUGH:  GLOSSY IBIS still present (").

DUNGARVAN:  Kingfisher fishing 5 metres downstream of Abbeyside bridge (EB).

Saturday, February 06, 2016

WATERFORD BIRD RACE:  2 teams had totals of 101 species (JAP, FO'C, BS, PV) & 92 species (AJ, AA et al.).


Nr DERRIGAL:  Green Sandpiper (").

CLONEA:  Whimbrel & 3 Purple Sandpipers at Ballinclamper (").

OLD PARISH:  5 Woodcock (").

ARDMORE:  1st-winter Iceland Gull at Curragh strand, adult Mediterranean Gull at Ardmore(").

DRUM HILLS:  Male Hen Harrier (").

BLACKWATER VALLEY:  Female Hen Harrier (").

Nr WHITING BAY:  2 Tree Sparows at usual location, Moord (").


DUNGARVAN: Kingfisher, adult Long-tailed Duck, adult Dark-bellied Brent Goose & 5 SPOONBILLS off pitch & putt ("); also adult Yellow-legged Gulls at the Cunnigar  & Black Redstart in Dungarvan town (JAP et al.).

DUNMORE EAST: Purple Sandpiper (MC).

BALLYSCANLON: 1st-winter Glaucous Gull, adult Iceland Gull, adult Mediterranean Gull & 23 Crossbills (").
DUNGARVAN: WATER PIPIT in muddy field just W of W end of Killongford pools, viewable from roadside (CF).

Friday, February 05, 2016

Nr CAPPOQUIN:  Otter at Kitchen Hole (EB).

Nr CAPPAGH:  Barn Owl flew across road at 17:45 (").

Thursday, February 04, 2016

FERRY POINT: 1st-winter Glaucous Gull still present (ADM).

WHITING BAY: 3 Mediterranean Gulls (").

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

LISMORE:  2 female Brambling still present at Glencairn (TM).

BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  154 Whooper Swans - 52 Lismore to Ballyduff, 102 W of Ballyduff (including 44 just outside county boundary in Co Cork) (").

KNOCKNASKAGH (nr Cappoquin):  62 Whooper Swans (").

Monday, February 01, 2016

ARDMORE HEAD:  Black Redstart down on the cliff, also an unidentified butterfly, possible painted Lady (NJB).