Sun 29 June:
ARDMORE: 2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & juvenile).
Sat 28 June:
HELVICK HEAD: 7-8 Storm Petrels & 4 Puffins
during a 45-minute seawatch.
BALLYNATRAY: 5+ Spotted Flycatchers (4 locations).
Thurs 19 June:
CLASHMORE: Adult Yellow-legged Gull.
Sat 14 June:
RAM HEAD: Minke Whale & 1000s of Manx Shearwaters (latter
for several days recently).
KNOCKBRACK QUARRY: Emperor dragonfly.
Nr DUNHILL CASTLE: Long-eared Owl chick or fledgling calling
(also here in early May).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: At least one Tree Sparrow chick in nest,
being fed by adult.
Fri 13 June:
ANNESTOWN BOG: Grasshopper Warbler singing, also 3 Emperor
Thurs 12 June:
BALLYSCANLAN WOOD: 2 Long-eared Owl chicks calling (11
BALLYMACAW GLEN: Male Cuckoo calling.
Tues 10 June;
CORBALLY BEG: 4 Tree Sparrows (including a mating pair)
at an old farmhouse, c.2 km inland from Ballymacaw.
Nr WATERFORD CITY: Buzzard just south of the city.
Mon 9 June:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Tree Sparrow confirmed breeding (carrying
food for chicks).
Sun 8 June:
MINE HEAD: Puffin.
Nr TALLOW: Spotted Flycatcher at Balinaha Bridge.
Sat 7 June:
AGLISH VILLAGE: Male Long-eared Owl calling.
REENACLOGHEEN WOOD (NE of Ardmore): Woodcock roding.
Fri 6 June:
Nr PORTALLY COVE: Pair of Black Guillemots just east of Portally.
ARDMORE HEAD: Spotted Flycatcher.
Tues 3 June:
RAM HEAD: Total of 130 occupied Kittiwake nests, a 24% decline since 2007
(53% decline since 2005).
Sun 1 June:
WHITING BAY: Tree Sparrow nr west end of bay;
Whimbrel, 6 Dunlin & 165 apparently occupied Sand Martin nest-holes along the beach; pair of Spotted Flycatchers nr
Woodbinehill Cross Roads.
GOAT ISLAND (nr Whiting Bay): Rock Pipit showing characteristics
of Scandinavian subspecies (littoralis), paired with a typical Rock Pipit and carrying
food for chicks.