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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CASTLETOWN FEN:  Green Sandpiper at the pool this evening (MC).

CLONEA BAY:  3 Arctic Terns & 2 Common Terns at Ballinclamper (FO'C).

DUNGARVAN:  Only up to 25 Swifts in town centre (").

KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Female/immature hen Harrier (ADM).

Nr ARDMORE:  2 recently fledged Long-eared Owls calling & showing well in the early hours (J Proudfoot).

Monday, July 18, 2016

DUNGARVAN: 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls & 3 Common Sandpipers at Ballyneety Bridge, another Common Sandpiper opposite the Park Hotel (PV).

BUNMAHON:  Juvenile Mediterranean Gull in field immediately west of Bunmahon beach (MC).

Sunday, July 17, 2016

ARDMORE:  6 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & 5 2nd-calendar-yrs) at Curragh, also a summer-plumage Black-tailed Godwit there (ADM).

Off MINE HEAD: Sooty Shearwater 2.5 miles SW of Mine Head (FO'C).


Nr LISMORE: Crossbills in garden again at Carrignagour (").

DUNGARVAN:  17 Common Sandpipers together at Killongford (EAMacL); Kingfisher at old dump & a Common Sanspiper upriver (PV).

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Nr LISMORE:  3 Crossbills (juvenile & 2 males) in garden at Carrignagour (ADM).

CLONEA BAY:  Adult Mediterranean Gull, 4 adult Roseate terns, adult Common Tern & adult Arctic Tern with Sandwich terns (MC).

TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  6 Common Sandpipers at Lisselan (DS); Mediterranean Gull & 3 Common Sandpipers at Pickardstown (AJ).

BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  10 Storm Petrels mp3-lured overnight (AA, PMW); a dead Greater White-toothed Shrew found on land (PMW), first record for the site apparently though recorded previously arround Tramore Backstrand/

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