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Bird records July-August 2004

 
Waterford bird records, July-August 2004
 
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Reed Warbler, juv, Belle Lake, 28 Aug 2004 P.M. Walsh

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Ruff, juv, Dungarvan, August 2004 C. Flynn

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Pectoral Sandpiper, adult, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 19 July 2004 C. Flynn

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Pectoral Sandpiper, adult (L), with adult Dunlin (R), the Cunnigar, 19 July 2004 C. Flynn

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C. Flynn

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Mediterranean Gull, adult, Clonea Strand, July 2004 C. Flynn

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Mediterranean Gull, different adult, Clonea Strand, July 2004 C. Flynn

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Mediterranean Gull, third adult, Clonea Strand, July 2004 C. Flynn

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August 2004
 
Last update 10 Jan 2005
 
Sun 29 Aug:
CLOHERNAGH, TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 9 Little Egrets, 29 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher.
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR: 1 Otter.
CLONEA STRAND: 1 Little Egret, 5+ White Wagtails.
KILMINNIN, DUNGARVAN: 9 Little Egrets, 380 Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper.
THE CUNNIGAR, DUNGARVAN: 2 Little Egrets, 1 Whimbrel, 800+ Dunlin, 105+ Ringed Plover, 3 White Wagtails.
 
Sat 28 Aug:
BELLE LAKE: 1 juv Reed Warbler and 1 Blackcap trapped & ringed.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 Merlin, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Goldcrest.
CASTLETOWN BOG: 1 Hen Harrier.
KILMEADEN POOLS: 1 Green Sandpiper.
BALLYVOYLE COVE: 1 Blackcap.
KILMINNIN, DUNGARVAN: 1 juv Mediterranean Gull.
 
Fri 27 Aug:
DUNGARVAN (various sites): 6 Little Egrets, 420+ Black-tailed Godwits, 200+ Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper.
 
Sun 22 Aug:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 Whinchat, 1 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Wheatears, 1 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warblers; 1 Great Skua & 234 Manx Shearwaters flew E in an hour (1125-1225 hrs.)
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR:  2 Ruffs, 3 Ringed Plover.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR: 3 Little Egrets, 1 Redshank.
CLONEA STRAND: 110 Sandwich & 2 Common Terns.
HELVICK HEAD: 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Great Skua & 20 Puffins flew W in just over an hour (1740-1855 hrs); also 1 Arctic Skua chasing terns.
 
Sat 21 Aug:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Willow Warblers, flock of 19 Choughs.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 35 Little Egrets, 466 Oystercatchers, 270+ Redshank, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper.
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR: 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin; water levels very low.
 
Sun 15 Aug:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 7 Wheatears, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warblers.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 22 Little Egrets, 70+ Sandwich Terns.
KILMINNIN, DUNGARVAN: 580 Redshank, 10 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1Whimbrel, 200+ Black-tailed Godwits.
CLONEA STRAND: 4 Mediterranean Gulls (1 2nd-winter & 3 juveniles), l Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel.
 
Sat 14 Aug:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 Swift, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler.
CLONEA STRAND: 4 Mediterranean Gulls (1 adult & 3 juveniles), l Little Egret, 1 Whimbrel, 29 Common Terns, 28 Sandwich Terns.
BALLYNEETY, DUNGARVAN: 2 juv Ruffs.
 
14/15 Aug:
THE CUNNIGAR, DUNGARVAN: 1 Ruff.
 
Thur 12 Aug:
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR: 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers.
HELVICK HEAD: 1 Pied Flycatcher.
 
Sun 8 Aug:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Willow Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff,  2 Whitethroats, 1 Wheatear, 3 Swifts, flock of 20 Choughs; 68 Storm Petrels, 915 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Arctic Skuas & 22 Common Scoters flew E in an hour (1010-1110 hrs).
HELVICK HEAD: 1 Pied Flycatcher, 5 Willow Warblers; c.1000 Manx Shearwaters and 63 Storm Petrels, mostly flying W, also 2 Pomarine Skuas, 3 Arctic Skuas, 1 Great Skua and a Sunfish during a morning seawatch; 7 Storm Petrels flew W 1710-1810 hrs.
 
Sat 7 Aug:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 8+ Willow Warblers; 8 Storm Petrels flew E (seawatch 1940-2020 hrs).
 
Thur 5 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD: 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Storm Petrel & 2 Puffins flew W (seawatch 1920-2030 hrs).
 
Mon 2 Aug:
CLONEA STRAND: 1 Black Tern, 1 juv Mediterranean Gull, 3 Whimbrel.
DUNGARVAN: 46 Little Egrets.
HELVICK HEAD: 1 Arctic Skua.
 
Sun 1 Aug:
BELLE LAKE: 1 juv Reed Warbler trapped & ringed, 1 Blackcap.
 
August:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  1 Spoonbill* at Summerville / Ballinattin.
 
 
July 2004
 
Last update 27 Sept 2004
 
Sat 31 July:
CLONEA STRAND: Juv Mediterranean Gull.
 
Sun 25 July:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 2 Willow Warblers.
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR: 2 Little Egrets.
CLONEA STRAND: 130 Sandwich Terns.
 
Wed 21 July:
THE CUNNIGAR, DUNGARVAN: 1 adult Pectoral Sandpiper seen again.
 
Mon 19 July:
THE CUNNIGAR, DUNGARVAN: 1 adult Pectoral Sandpiper (only the 2nd county record) - see photos.
 
Sun 18 July:
CLONEA STRAND: 1 Whimbrel.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 2 Willow Warblers.
 
Sat 17/Sun 18 July:
CLONEA STRAND: 2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult + juvenile).
 
Sat 10/Sun 11 July:
CLONEA STRAND: 3 adult Mediterranean Gulls -see photos.
 
Thu 8 July:
HELVICK HEAD: 1 Great Shearwater.
 
Sun 4 July:
KILMINNIN, DUNGARVAN: 2 adult Spotted Redshanks.
BALLYNEETY, DUNGARVAN: 1 adult Little Gull.
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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