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Bird records January-June 2004

 
Waterford bird records, January-June 2004
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Wood Warbler, Brownstown Head, 8 May 2004 P.M. Walsh

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Goosanders, Dungarvan, Feb 2004 P. Archer

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June 2004
 
13 June:
BELLE LAKE: 3 Reed Warblers, including 2 singing males.
 
May 2004
 
16 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 2 Great Northern Divers flew W over the head (1 later seen on sea), 2700+ Manx Shearwaters feeding offshore along with 15+ dolphins (unidentified).
 
9 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 45 Whimbrels.
 
8 May:
HELVICK HEAD: 1 unstreaked Acrocephalus warbler (Reed or Marsh Warbler, possibly showing some characters of latter).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 Wood Warbler (mist-netted and ringed), surprisingly the first authenticated record for Co Waterford.
 
7 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 45 Whimbrel.
 
5 May:
DUNGARVAN: 2 Brent Geese, 29 Whimbrel.
CLONEA STRAND: 1 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull.
 
3 May:
KILMINNIN, DUNGARVAN: 16 Brent Geese.
CLONEA STRAND: 82 Brent Geese, 75 Whimbrel.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 36 Whimbrel.
 
2 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 Swift, and a small 'fall' of night-migrants - 1 Wheatear, 4 Sedge Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Whitethroats, 3 Chiffchaffs, 14 Willow Warblers, 3 Spotted Flycatchers.
 
1 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 Sedge Warbler.
 
May 2004
 
16 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 2 Great Northern Divers flew W over the head (1 later seen on sea), 2700+ Manx Shearwaters feeding offshore along with 15+ dolphins (unidentified).
 
9 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 45 Whimbrel.
 
8 May:
HELVICK HEAD: 1 unstreaked Acrocephalus warbler (Reed or Marsh Warbler, possibly showing some characters of latter).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 Wood Warbler (mist-netted and ringed), surprisingly the first authenticated record for Co Waterford.
 
7 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 45 Whimbrels.
 
5 May:
DUNGARVAN: 2 Brent Geese, 29 Whimbrel.
CLONEA STRAND: 1 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull.
 
3 May:
KILMINNIN, DUNGARVAN: 16 Brent Geese.
CLONEA STRAND: 82 Brent Geese, 75 Whimbrel.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 36 Whimbrel.
 
2 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 Swift, and a small 'fall' of night-migrants - 1 Wheatear, 4 Sedge Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Whitethroats, 3 Chiffchaffs, 14 Willow Warblers, 3 Spotted Flycatchers.
 
1 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 Sedge Warbler.
 
April 2004
 
26 April:
CLONEA STRAND: 51 Whimbrels.
 
24 April:
DUNGARVAN: 1 adult Bonaparte's Gull* off the Park Hotel, Ballyneety - the first county record.
 
18 April:
CLONEA STRAND: 2 Whimbrels.
 
12 April:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 female Brambling, 1 singing Grasshopper Warbler.
 
11 April:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 Blackcap, 16 Willow Warblers, 1 Tree Sparrow.
 
10 April:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 2 Swallows.
 
6 April:
BALLYNAGAUL, DUNGARVAN: 1 Hoopoe.
 
3 April:
R. BRICKEY, DUNGARVAN: 1 Willow Warbler singing.
 
March 2004
 
28 March:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 4 Wheatears, 1 Chiffchaff.
ANNESTOWN BOG: 2 Chiffchaffs.
KILMINNIN, DUNGARVAN: 1 Common Sandpiper.
 
14 March:
BALLVOONEY COVE: 2 Surf Scoters*.
CLONEA STRAND: 24 Great Northern Divers, 1 Sandwich Tern.
 
February 2004
 
Updated 31 Nov 2004.
 
28 Feb:
DUNGARVAN: 1 Black-necked Grebe*.
 
23 Feb:
DUNGARVAN: 1 Black-necked Grebe*.
 
21 Feb:
DUNGARVAN: 2 1st-winter Ring-billed Gulls.
 
20 Feb:
KILMEADEN POOLS: 1 Water Pipit* still present (since 1st December 2003).
 
18 Feb:
KILMEADEN POOLS: 1 Water Pipit*.
BALLYVOONEY COVE: 2 Surf Scoters* (adult male + female).
DUNGARVAN: Male Goosander, adult Mediterranean Gull.
 
15 Feb:
BALLYVOONEY COVE: 2 Surf Scoters*.
 
January 2004
 
6 Jan:
BALLYVOONEY COVE: 2 Surf Scoters*.
 
4 Jan:
TRAMORE BOATING LAKE: 1 adult Mediterranean Gull.
KILMEADEN POOLS: 2 Water Pipits*.
 
3 Jan:
BALLVOONEY COVE: 1 Surf Scoter*.
 
1 Jan:
nr TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 2 Buzzards.
BALLVOONEY COVE: 1 Surf Scoter* (one of 2 birds since December 2003).

Note:  Sightings listed here are reports, not necessarily authenticated records (* = species for which the Irish Rare Birds Committee required descriptions up to 31 December 2004).  Records are regularly updated, and older records added or amended where necessary .  Many thanks to observers who provided records above - any further records (current or older) would be appreciated.  
 
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