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Thursday, May 12, 2016

CASTLETOWN FEN: MARSH HARRIER at 20:40, then went down into reeds (JF).

BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Female Pied Flycatcher in garden of 2nd last house on right, later in main willow garden (DS).

HELVICK HEAD:  3 Basking Sharks & a Wall Brown butterfly (JAP).

DUNGARVAN:  6-8 Wheatears (at least soem appearing large) & a Common Blue Butterfly on the Cunnigar, Holly Blue in Dungarvan town (").

MODELIGO:  Cuckoo calling (per MC snr).

Wednesday May 11, 2016

BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  SHORT-EARED OWL, 2 Spotted Flycatchers. 7 Whitethroats. Sedge Warbler, 2 Wheatears, Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler (DS).


HELVICK HEAD:  Reed Warbler, 2 Garden Warblers, 10 Blackcaps, 4+ Spotted Flycatchers & a very tired Cuckoo (FO'C, MC snr, MC, CF et al.), also Basking Shark off the head (CF).

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  2 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Whitethroats, 3 Sedge Warblers & a Tree Sparrow (DS, MC).

Monday, May 09, 2016

BLACKWATER VALLEY:  Reed Warbler back singing at Raheen Quay, Clashmore broads (JAP).

KILMURRIN COVE:  2nd-cal-yr Iceland Gull (PV) - late bird.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Female Whinchat (MC), also HOBBY (EAMacL).


WATERFORD CITY:  HAWFINCH in private garden at Congress Place for about a half-hour today.

BALLYVOYLE:  Male Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Whitethroat, Blackcaps, Willow Warblers & Chiffchaffs (FO'C).

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