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Recent reports (subject to verification or correction)  - see also Archives

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JULY 2014:
 
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Fri 25 July:
DUNGARVAN: 2 adult Mediterranean Gull at Barnawee. 
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Several Grasshopper warblers reeling.

Weds 23 July:
SEAFIELD (nr Bunmahon): 2 Green Sandpipers.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:   Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper & White Wagtail at lisselan.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.

Tues 22 July:
WATERFORD CITY:  Spotted Flycatchers by courthouse grounds.

Mon 21 July:
Nr KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Male & female Hen Harrier.
DUNGARVAN: 2nd-calendar-yr Mediterranean Gull & 6 Common Sandpipers at Ballyneety.

Sun 20 July:
BLACKWATER ESTUARY:  13 Common Sandpipers at Youghal Bridge.
TRAMORE:  6 Common Sandpipers at Lisselan.

Sat 19 July:
Nr YOUGHAL:  Barn Owl (not long dead) on road.
DUNGARVAN: 9 Mediterranean Gulls (3adults at Barnawee, 2 adults at Duckspool, 2 juveniles & a 2nd-cal-yr at Killongford), 21 Common Sandpipers (5 at Barnawee, 10 at Killongford, 6 at Ballyneety) & 2 Green Sandpipers at Killongford. 
Nr KILL:  2 Jays in wood south of Kill.

Fri 18 July:
TRAMORE:  3 adult Mediterranean Gulls (t 3 boating lake.
CLONEA:  Adult Mediterranean Gull at Ballinclamper.
DUNGARVAN:  Adult Mediterranean Gull at Barnawee.

Thurs 17  July:
CARRIGAVRANTRY:  2 Crossbills.
TRAMORE:  Adult Mediterranean Gull at backstrand, 21 adult Coot (& multiple juveniles) at Lisselan.

Sun 13 July:
CLONEA:  4 adult Mediterranean Gulls (including '3H97') at Ballinclamper.
COMERAGH MOUNTAINS:  Cuckoo & reeling Grasshopper Warbler near Mahon Falls.
TRAMORE:  Adult Mediterranean Gull at Lisselan & at boating lake.

Sat 12 July:
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  Reed Warbler singing at Raheen Quay, Clashmore Broads.
ARDMORE:  3 Mediterranean Gulls at Curragh & 3 at Ardmore harbour (including white ring 'E666').
DUNGARVAN:  4 adult Mediterranean Gulls (including '3H97') at Barnawee, 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls & 3 Common Sandpipers at Killongford, 12 Common Sandpipers at Ballyneety.
CLONEA:  2 adult Mediterranean Gulls & a Common Sandpiper at Ballinclamper.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  3 Common Sandpipers at Lisselan.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.

Fri 11 July:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Juvenile Cuckoo, 5 Common Sandpipers & Coot with 4 chicks at Lisselan (new breeding site for Coot).

Thurs 10 July:
Nr Dungarvan:  Barn Owl calling just before midnight.
DUNGARVAN: 4 Common Sandpipers at Killongford.

Weds 9 July:
ARDMORE:  4 Mediterranean Gulls at Ardmore harbour & an adult at Curragh.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Juvenile Cuckoo & a Common Sandpiper at Lisselan.
IDA PARK (nr Waterford city):  Emperor dragonfly.
EAST WATERFORD:  2 Buzzards.

Tues 8 July:
BUNMAHON: Common Sandpiper.

Mon 7 July:
HELVICK HEAD:  Puffin.
ARDMORE: 4 adult Mediterranean Gulls at harbour, Emperor dragonfly at Curragh stream.
RAM HEAD:  3 Mediterranean Gulls & 20 Common Scoter,
KNOCKBRACK QUARRY:  Another Emperor dragonfly.

Sun 6 July:
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: Male Hen Harrier Petrel (possibly 2) carrying food.
DUNGARVAN:  2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & 2nd-calendar-yr) at Ballyneety.

Sat 5July:
DUNGARVAN:  3 adult Mediterranean Gulls (including 'E603' & '3H97' white darvic-ringed birds) at Ballyneety.

Fri 4 July:
DUNGARVAN:  2 Common Sandpipers at Ballyneety.

Weds 2 July:
DUNGARVAN:  2 Mediterranean Gulls at Barnawee.

JUNE 2014:
 
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Mon 30 June:
CLONEA: Adult Mediterranean Gull at Ballinclamper.
DUNGARVAN: Adult Mediterranean Gull (white darvic ring '3H97') at Barnawee.

Sun 29 June:
RAM HEAD:  Several Storm Petrels from boat offshore, 7 Common Scoter past; 125 occupied Kittiwakes nests in study plots (19% increase compared with last year), colony total 131-136 occupied nests.
DRUM HILLS: Green Hairstreak butterfly.
Nr DUNGARVAN:  Barn Owl just after midnight. 
R SUIR nr MT CONGREVE:  2 Common Sandpipers.

Sat 28 June:
CLONEA: 2nd-calendar-yr Mediterranean Gull at Ballinclamper.
EAST WATERFORD: 3 Buzzards.

Weds 25 June:
CLONEA: 3 adult Mediterranean Gulls (including white darvic ring 'E603') at Ballinclamper.
Nr LISMORE:  Barn Owl hunting.

Mon 23 June:
CARRIGAVRANTRY:  6 Snipe displaying & 3 Crossbills.
ANNESTOWN BOG:  Reed Warbler & 2 Long-eared Owl chicks calling.
Nr KILMEADAN:  Dead Jay c2km east of bypass roundabout.

Sun 22 June:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Tree Sparrow feeding young at nest-hole.
COMERAGH MOUNTAINS:  Cuckoo & 2 Grasshopper Warblers near Coumtay.
NORTH WATERFORD:  2 Buzzards.

Sat 21 June:
GREAT NEWTOWNHEAD:  2 Grasshopper Warblers near Metal Man.
DUNABRATTIN HEAD:  Minke Whale & 4 Bottlenose Dolphins.
LISMORE:  Pair of Kingfishers & pair of Spotted Flycatchers at Blackwater.

Fri 20 June:
CARRIGNAGOUR (nr Lismore):  Hummingbird Hawk-moth.

Thurs 19 June:
NORTH WATERFORD:  Up to 2 Buzzards regularly over last 10 days.

Tues 17 June:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Tree Sparrow carrying food.

Sun 15 June:
ANNESTOWN BOG: 2 Grasshopper Warblers reeling.

Sat 14 June:
Off MINE HEAD:  3 Great Skuas from boat 3 miles W.
Off HELVICK HEAD:  4 Puffins (1 carrying food).

Weds 11 June:
WATERFORD CITY: Treecreeper in People's Park.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.

Mon 9 June:
Nr MAHON BRIDGE: Freshly dead Pine Marten on R676 at Coolnahorna.
BALLYSCANLON:  2 Spotted Flycatchers.
EAST WATERFORD:  2 Cuckoos.

Thurs 5 June:
IDA PARK (nr Waterford city):  8 Emperor Dragonflies.

Weds 4 June:
BALLYSCANLON:  5 Spotted Flycatchers.

Tues 3 June:
DUNGARVAN:  Turtle Dove in garden at Shandon.
COMERAGH MOUNTAINS: 2 Cuckoos at Kilclooney Wood, 2 Red Grouse.
KILFARRASY:  Merlin.
BALLYSCANLON:  4 Crossbills.

Mon 2 June:
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  Reed Warbler at Raheen Quay, Clashmore Broads; 2 Jays & 3 Red-legged Partridge at Ballybrack.
Nr WHITING BAY:  2 Tree Sparrows at Moord.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.

Previous months

March-May 2014

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

.click below for larger images or see:

photo-gallery June-July 2014

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Spotted Flycatcher, Carrignagour, nr Lismore, 17 July 2014 AD Malcolm

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Great Black-backed Gull, adult, Curragh, Ardmore, 16 July 2014 AD Malcolm

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Whitethroat, Ram Head, 9 July 2014 AD Malcolm

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Emperor dragonfly, Knockbrack quarry, 7 July 2014 AD Malcolm

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Blackcap, juvenile, River Blackwater at Lismore, 6 July 2014 AD Malcolm

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Swift, River Blackwater at Lismore, 6 July 2014 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Swifts, picked up fighting on street(!), Dungarvan town, 6 July 2014 PM Walsh

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PM Walsh

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Mediterranean Gull, 2nd-summer, Curragh, Ardmore, 29 June 2014 AD Malcolm

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Mediterranean Gull, adult, Curragh, Ardmore, 26 June 2014 AD Malcolm

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Raven, juvenile, Dunabrattin Head, 25 June 2014 AD Malcolm

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Spotted Flycatcher, nr Lismore, 25 June 2014 AD Malcolm

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Swallows, Dungarvan town, 13 June 2014 F O'Connell

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House Martin & Swift, Dungarvan town, 13 June 2014 F O'Connell

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Ketrel catching Greater White-toothed Shrew, nr Cappooquin, 10 June 2014 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Buzzard, east Waterford, 5 June 2014 D Clarke

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Turtle Dove, Shandon, Dungarvan, 3 June 2014 F O'Connell

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F O'Connell

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F O'Connell

Note: Sightings listed here are reports, not necessarily authenticated records.  * = species for which the Irish Rare Birds Committee currently requires substantiating descriptions or photographs.  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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