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APRIL 2015:
 
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Note: From 1st January 2015, records of Buzzard will no longer be published on the website or blog, but submission of records is still encouraged (precise locations if possible, especially for birds showing evidence of breeding) to allow monitoring of the species in the county. (A similar policy applies to Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel.)

Mon 20 Apr:
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  3 Common Sandpipers at Dromana.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  7 Gadwall, Common Sandpiper, 52 Whimbrel & 6 Wheatears at Lisselan..

Sun 19 Apr:
Nr CAPPOQUIN:  Common Sandpiper on River Blackwater.
CLONEA BAY:  16 Whimbrel at Ballinclamper.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  7 Wheatears & 10 Willow Warblers.

Sat 18 Apr:
BALLYVOYLE:  HOOPOE in a garden where 2 Hoopoes present all week.
DUNGARVAN:  4 Long-tailed Duck near Ballynacourty pier.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  2 Sedge Warblers.
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Cuckoo calling & Hen Harrier pair.

Fri 17 Apr:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Male SUBALPINE WARBLER.

Thurs 16 Apr:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Male SUBALPINE WARBLER.
WATERFORD CITY:  Sedge Warbler singing at Knockboy (1st of year).
ARDMORE:  Grasshopper Warbler at Dysert (1st of year), 5 Whimbrel at Curragh beach.

Weds 15 Apr:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Male SUBALPINE WARBLER., Blackcap & 2+ Tree Sparrows.

Tues 14 Apr:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Male SUBALPINE WARBLER & HOOPOE.
Nr WATERFORD CITY:  Another HOOPOE (#8) at Kilcohan side of Couse bridge roundabout.
CARRIGNAGOUR:  HOOPOE again this morning.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Yellow-legged Gull at Saleen.

Mon 13 Apr:
TRAMORE:  Female MARSH HARRIER at Riverstown, adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Male SUBALPINE WARBLER & a HOOPOE still present.
KILMURRIN:  2 HOOPOES again (1 bird seen over the weekend) & a 1st-winter Little Gull.

Sun 12 Apr:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Male SUBALPINE WARBLER & 2 HOOPOES (original bird plus a new arrival #7).
HELVICK HEAD:  Male VELVET SCOTER & 49 Common Scoter W.
Nr MINE HEAD: HOOPOE.
CARRIGNAGOUR (nr Lismore):  HOOPOE.

Sat 11 Apr:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  HOOPOE still present, male SUBALPINE WARBLER found.
CARRIGNAGOUR:  Another HOOPOE (#6).
Nr MINE HEAD:  HOOPOE again at Loskeran.

Fri 10 Apr:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  HOOPOE (#3 for Co Waterford this spring).
Nr MINE HEAD:  Another HOOPOE (#4) at Loskeran.
Nr CARROLL'S CROSS:  And another HOOPOE (#5).
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  GLOSSY IBIS at Clohernagh.
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Cuckoo.
LISMORE:  Cuckoo again.

Thurs 9 Apr:
LISMORE:  First Cuckoo of the year heard.

Weds 8 Apr:
KILMURRIN: 2 HOOPOES.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  White Wagtail & Shoveler at Lisselan.
Nr CARRICK-ON-SUIR:  Several House Martins upriver.

Tues 7 Apr:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  GLOSSY IBIS at Clohernagh;1st-winter
BONAPARTE'S GULL, Ruff & 3 Shoveler at Lisselan; male Blackcap along Saleen lane.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaffs, female Blackcap & 2 Tree Sparrows.
LISMORE:  House Martin on River Blackwater - 1st of year for Co Waterford.

Mon 6 Apr:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  GLOSSY IBIS at Clohernagh;, 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL, Ruff, transition-plumaged Spotted Redshank & a Willow Warbler at Lisselan; 5 Yellowhammers between Lisselan & Kilmacleague.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Comma butterfly.
MONAVULLAGH MOUNTAINS:  Male Hen Harrier.
DUNGARVAN:  4 Long-tailed Ducks off pitch & putt course. 
HELVICK HEAD: 7+ Willow Warblers.
BALLYBRACK:  6 Holly Blue butterflies.
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  2 Hen Harriers (male & female) & pair of Red Grouse.
VARIOUS:  Swallows widespread in small numbers (7+ locations), Wheatears at 3+ locations (coastal & upland).

Sun 5 Apr:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL, Ruff & Gadwall at Lisselan.
BUNMAHON:  2 Green Sandpipers, 3 Swallows & a Willow Warbler (1st of year).
LISMORE:  10 Sand Martins at River Blackwater.
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Jack Snipe, Red Grouse & male Hen Harrier.

Sat 4 Apr:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: GREAT WHITE EGRET (only 2nd confirmed county record) flew E at Lisselan; Spotted Redshank & Short-eared Owl at Backstrand.
WATERFORD CITY:  Hummingbird Hawk-moth at Arbourmount, Ferrybank.
BUNMAHON:  2 Common Scoter.
DUNGARVAN:  6 Long-tailed Ducks at seaward side of the Cunnigar.
HELVICK HEAD:  Great Skua.
ARDMORE:  6 White Wagtails.

Fri 3 Apr:
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: 3 Red Grouse just over border on Co Tipperary side.
YOUGHAL ESTUARY:  2 1st-winter Iceland Gulls at Kinsalebeg.
DUNGARVAN:  4 Tufted Duck between the Cunnigar & the pitch & putt course.

Thurs 2 Apr:
WATERFORD CITY:  Swallow over Francis Street - first report of year.

Weds 1 Apr:
GLENRIBBON (nr Lismore): 5 Jays & Red Squirrel.

MARCH 2015:
 
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Note: From 1st January 2015, records of Buzzard will no longer be published on the website or blog, but submission of records is still encouraged (precise locations if possible, especially for birds showing evidence of breeding) to allow monitoring of the species in the county. (A similar policy applies to Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel.)

Mon 30  Mar:
DUNGARVAN: 4 Long-tailed Ducks opposite pitch & putt course, Kingfisher along Colligan by Park Hotel.

Sun 29 Mar:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL at Lisselan.

Sat 28 Mar:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL & 2 1st-winter Little Gulls at Lisselan, GLOSSY IBIS at Clohernagh, 1st-winter Glaucous Gull at Saleen, Sandwich Tern by spits.
BALLYSCANLON LAKE:  Sand Martin.
CLONEA BAY:  Sandwich Tern at Clonea beach.
DUNGARVAN:  SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF still at Springfield & adult Ring-billed Gull by duck-pond near Lidl, Dungarvan town; 4 Pintail in Western Bay.
HELVICK HEAD:  Great Skua, 5 Manx Shearwaters (first report of year) & adult Glaucous Gull.
ARDMORE:  1st-winter Iceland Gull at Curragh beach.
WHITING BAY:  1st-winter Glaucous Gull & male Wheatear.

Fri 27 Mar:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL, 2 1st-winter Little Gulls & 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull at Lisselan.

Thurs 26 Mar:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL & 2 1st-winter Little Gulls & at Lisselan, Short-eared Owl at Backstrand.

Weds 25 Mar:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL at Lisselan.

Mon 23 Mar:
TRAMORE: 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL at boating lake, Little Gull at Lisselan, GLOSSY IBIS at Clohernagh.
DUNGARVAN:  SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at Springfield.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  7 Red-throated Divers.
RATHMOYLAN:  White Wagtail, male Wheatear & 3 Red-throated Divers.

Sun 22 Mar:
TRAMORE: 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL at Lisselan, GLOSSY IBIS at Clohernagh.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK & 2 Shoveler.

Sat 21 Mar:
TRAMORE: 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL & Little Gull at Lisselan, Jack Snipe at Kilmacleague saltmarsh.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  2 female Wheatears & a Chiffchaff.
DERRIGAL (nr Portlaw):  2+ Pink-footed Geese.
CALISO BAY:  Female Wheatear.
BLACKWATER ESTUARY:  2nd-winter Iceland Gull at Kinsalebeg

Fri 20 Mar:
TRAMORE: 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULLat main pond at Lisselan, also 1st-winter Little Gull, Shoveler & 3 Gadwall there; GLOSSY IBIS at Clohernagh; 2 Short-eared Owls at Backstrand.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK.

Thurs 19 Mar:
TRAMORE: 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL & adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake; 2 1st-winter Little Gull at Lisselan
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK & 2 Shoveler.

Weds 18 Mar:
TRAMORE: 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL at boating lake.
DUNGARVAN:  Peacock butterfly at Brickey canal.

Tues 17 Mar:
TRAMORE: 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL  & adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake; 1st-winter Little Gull at Lisselan.
BUNMAHON:  Iceland Gull.

Mon 16 Mar:
TRAMORE: 1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL, adult Ring-billed Gull & 2 Mediterranean Gulls at boating lake; SPOONBILL near spits; Spotted Redshank at sandhills carpark; 1st-winter Little Gull at Lisselan; also 2 male Wheatears & 3 Short-eared Owls at Backstrand.
KILMEADEN: Jay.
BALLYVOYLE:  11 Common Scoter flew W.
CLONEA BAY:  1st-winter Glaucous Gull & 7 Whimbrel at Ballinard.
DUNGARVAN:  SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF & 2 Common Chiffchaffs at Springfield; 3 Shoveler & 4 Pintail in Western Bay. 

Sun 15 Mar:
TRAMORE:  1st-winter BONAPARTE'S GULL at boating lake (2nd individual there this winter, after an adult in November).
DUNGARVAN:  Kingfisher at Davitt's Quay.
RAM HEAD:  Male Wheatear & 2 Chiffchaffs.

Sat 14 Mar:
DUNGARVAN: SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at Springfield; 3 Whimbrel at Ballynagaul; 4 Pintail (male & 3 female) in Western Bay; 2nd-winter Yellow-legged Gull at Lookout.
HELVICK HEAD:  Male Wheatear & adult Mediterranean Gull.
ARDMORE:  Female Merlin at Goat island, 1st-winter Iceland Gull at Ardmore.
Nr WHITING BAY:  2 Tree Sparrows at W end.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  3 Jays at Knockanore; 2 Otters at Clashmore Broads.
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  3 Woodcock.

Fri 13 Mar:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: Spotted Redshank at sandhills carpark.
IDA PARK (nr Waterford city):  Chiffchaff.
CLONEA BAY: 2 Sandwich Terns off Ballinard - first of year.
DUNGARVAN:  Red Admiral butterfly at Kilmurray.
RAM HEAD:  4 Common Scoter, 10 red-throated Divers & 4 Common Dolphins.

Weds 11 Mar:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  1st-winter SPOONBILL around the spits.

Tues 10 Mar:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR: Male RING-NECKED DUCK still present.
WATERFORD CITY: Chiffchaff in garden at Francis Street.
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull & 1st-winter Glaucous Gull at boating lake.
CLONEA:  20+ Great Northern Divers.
BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  126 Whooper Swans.

Mon 9 Mar:
DUNGARVAN: Wheatear (1st of year) on beach at Abbeyside church.
Nr DUNGARVAN:  Long-eared Owl over N5, c22:50.
HELVICK:  Adult-type Iceland Gull at pier.
BUNMAHON:  1st-winter Iceland Gull on beach.
TRAMORE: Adult-summer Mediterranean Gull & adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake.
BROWNSWOOD (nr Portlaw):  Jay & 2 Crossbills.
TIBBERAGHNY (Co Kilkenny):  71 Whooper Swans.
DERRIGAL (nr Portlaw):  48+ Greylag Geese & 17+ Whooper Swans.

Sun 8 Mar:
DUNGARVAN: SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at Springfield, Black Redstart on seawall at Abbeyside.
CLONEA:  4 Whimbrel at Ballinard.
Nr WHITING BAY:  2 Tree Sparrows at west end, Jay at Moord.

Sat 7 Mar:
TRAMORE:  Sand Martin (1st of year), Ruff  & 1st-winter Glaucous Gull at Pickardstown; Shoveler & adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake.
BELLE LAKE:  Water Rail.
DUNGARVAN: 2 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFFS, 5 Common Chiffchaffs & a Water Rail at Springfield; 2nd-winter Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, male Pintail & 7 Shoveler off pitch & putt course; adult Mediterranean Gull at Gold Coast; Kingfisher at Brickey canal.
BUNMAHON:  Chiffchaff singing.
STRADBALLY:  3 Treecreepers.
HELVICK:  Adult or advanced 3rd-winter Iceland Gull.
BALLYQUIN:  Merlin.

Fri 6 Mar:
DUNGARVAN: SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, Common Chiffchaff & male Blackcap at Springfield.
TRAMORE: Adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake.

Thurs 5 Mar:
HELVICK:  Adult Iceland Gull.
DUNGARVAN: 2 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFFS behind Nissan garage at Springfield.
CLONEA:  1st-winter Glaucous Gull off Ballinard.
BUNMAHON:  2 1st-winter Iceland Gulls.
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake.

Weds 4 Mar:
TRAMORE:  SPOONBILL at Pickardstown, 3-4 Short-eared Owls.

Tues 3 Mar:
TRAMORE: GLOSSY IBIS & SPOONBILL at Pickardstown, adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  6 Red-throated Divers.

Sun 1 Mar:
DUNGARVAN: Adult Glaucous Gull at the Cunnigar.
CLONEA:  20+ Great Northern Divers.

FEBRUARY 2015:
 
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Note: From 1st January, records of Buzzard will no longer be published on the website or blog, but submission of records is still encouraged (precise locations if possible, especially for birds showing evidence of breeding) to allow monitoring of the species in the county. (A similar policy applies to Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel.)

Sat 28 Feb:
DUNGARVAN:  SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF behind Nissan garage nr Springfield, Dungarvan town; Kingfisher at Ballyneety.
Nr DUNGARVAN:  Male Hen Harrier, 2 Crossbills (male & female).
COMERAGH MOUNTAINS:  Female Hen Harrier.
BALLYVOONEY COVE: 8-10 Red-throated Divers.
STRADBALLY:  Red Squirrel.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  1st-winter SPOONBILL & a Spotted Redshank opposite McCarthy Fuels, Pickardstown.
RATHMOYLAN:  Black Redstart.

Fri 27 Feb:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK still present.

Thurs 26 Feb:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  2 GLOSSY IBISES opposite McCarthy Fuels at Pickardstown (first confirmation of >1 bird here this winter), also a Merlin at Pickardstown.
DUNGARVAN:  2 Long-tailed Ducks off sports centre.

Weds 25 Feb:
HELVICK:  Adult Glaucous Gull & 9 Black Guillemots.
DUNGARVAN:  2 Long-tailed Ducks off lookout.
BALLYVOYLE:  6 Common Scoter.

Tues 24 Feb:
TRAMORE:  Black Redstart at W end of beach, male Blackcap at Pickardstown.

Sun 22 Feb:
Nr LISMORE:  Barn Owl.
Nr KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Hen Harrier.
HELVICK:  1st-winter Glaucous Gull.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Adult Yellow-legged Gull at boating lake, then flew W.

Sat 21 Feb:
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  Male Merlin & 2 Red-legged Partridge at Newport East.
Nr WHITING BAY: 5 Tree Sparrows at W end.
ARDMORE: 1st-winter Glaucous Gull & 20+ Red-throated Divers off Curragh.
DUNGARVAN:  4 Pintail & 15+ Shoveler off Western Bay, Kingfisher at Davitt's Quay.

Fri 20 Feb:
YOUGHAL HARBOUR:  1st-winter Iceland Gull on Co Waterford side at Rincrew. 
Nr WHITING BAY:  2 Tree Sparrows at W end.
ARDMORE:  2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull on strand.
BALLYVOYLE:  30+ Red-throated Divers.
TRAMORE:  Eastern-type Jackdaw at boating lake.

Thurs 19 Feb:
CALISO BAY:  Black Redstart.
DUNGARVAN:  2nd-winter Yellow-legged Gull at Quann's.
TRAMORE:  2nd-winter Iceland Gull at boating lake.

Weds 18 Feb:
DUNGARVAN:  2 Glaucous Gulls off pitch & putt course.

Tues 17 Feb:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  GLOSSY IBIS at Pickardstown, 2 Pintail at Kilmacleague.

Mon 16 Feb:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK again on main lake.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  147 Whooper Swans midway between Cappoquin & Camphire Bridge.

Sun 15 Feb:
DUNGARVAN:  Adult Yellow-legged Gull at the Cunnigar.

Sat 14 Feb:
TRAMORE:  Spotted Redshank near old dump, 2nd-winter Glaucous Gull off Saleen, 2 Pintail & 8 Gadwall off N saltmarsh, 16 Gadwall & 27 Little Grebes at Lisselan, Whimbrel at Clohernagh, adult Ring-billed Gull & 20 Shoveler at boating lake.
DUNGARVAN:  2 Long-tailed Ducks off pitch & putt course.
DRUM HILLS:  Jack Snipe, Jay & 7+ Crossbills.
Nr WHITING BAY:  10+ Tree Sparrows at usual feeders.
CARRIGNAGOUR (nr Lismore):  Long-eared Owl calling again tonight & last night.

Thurs 12 Feb:
DUNGARVAN:  2 SPOONBILLS.on the Cunnigar, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Pintail (1 male) & 17 Shoveler off pitch & putt course, 2 Whimbrel at Ballynagaul, Water Rail at Springfield, 48 Great Crested Grebes & 8 Red-throated Divers around bay.
CLONEA BAY:  3 Red-throated Divers.

Tues 10 Feb:
TRAMORE:  GLOSSY IBIS.
BALLYVOYLE:  Black Redstart.
DUNGARVAN:  Jack Snipe at Sallybrook Bog, Clonea Road, Abbeyside; 2 SPOONBILLS.
CARRIGNAGOUR (nr Lismore):  Long-eared Owl calling again tonight.

Mon 9 Feb:
CARRIGNAGOUR (nr Lismore):  Long-eared Owl hooting in garden last few nights.
RAM HEAD:  Mediterranean Gull & 3 Great Northern Divers at Curragh. 

Sun 8 Feb:
TRAMORE:  GLOSSY IBIS & adult Ring-billed Gull at Riverstown, 2 Iceland Gulls at E end of beach.
COMERAGH MOUNTAINS: Wing-tagged WHITE-TAILED EAGLE (tag "10") flew N over Comeraghs, 20 Snow Buntings at Coum Iarthar ridge on Comeragh plateau.
DUNGARVAN:  Kingfisher at Dungarvan quay.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  Green Sandpiper downriver from old railway bridge, Cappoquin.

Sat 7 Feb:
TRAMORE: GLOSSY IBIS at Riverstown, 2nd-winter Glaucous Gull off seawall at Backstrand, Water Rail at Lisselan, adult Ring-billed Gull & adult Mediterranean Gull at boating lake, Black Redstart at Cove pier.
DUNGARVAN:  Adult Ring-billed Gull at Ballynacourty pier, Black Redstart at Abbeyside church, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Shoveler & 2 Pintail off pitch & putt course.

Fri 6 Feb:
Nr GRACEDIEU (Tramore Road) : Long-eared Owl.

Tues 3 Feb:
TRAMORE:  Black Redstart at pier.

Sun 1 Feb:
TRAMORE: Adult Ring-billed Gull again at boating lake.

JANUARY 2015:
 
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Sat 31 Jan:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: Female KILLER WHALE still on Saleen beach; Kingfisher at Clohernagh; 64 Shoveler on boating lake (new county record total?).
Nr KILMEADEN:  Dead Barn Owl at Kilmeaden end of bypass/toll road.
CLONEA:  Long-eared Owl at Ballinclamper.
DUNGARVAN:  Whimbrel at Ballynagaul,; Green Sandpiper at Brickey canal; dead Kingfisher at window in Aldi car-park.
HELVICK HEAD:  Glaucous Gull.
BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  114 Whooper Swans.

Fri 30 Jan:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Female KILLER WHALE washed up on Saleen beach; GLOSSY IBIS at Pickardstown (also Lisselan, possibly different bird), 113 Knot at Pickardstown, Red Admiral at Lisselan seawall.

Weds 28 Jan: 
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK on main lake.

Tues 27 Jan: 
WATERFORD CITY:  Male Merlin with prey at O'Connell Street.

Mon 26 Jan:
RATHMOYLAN:  Black Redstart.
LEMYBRIEN:  Woodcock.

Sun 25 Jan:
SEAFIELD (nr Bunmahon):  2 Woodcock.

Sat 24 Jan: 
WATERFORD BIRD RACE:  Totals of 105 & 101 species recorded by two teams (combined total of 110) - matching previous  team record of 105 set on 2 January 1993.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  Jay & 2 Woodcock, Newport to Ballynatray.
Nr WHITING BAY:  16+ Tree Sparrows at Moord.
DRUM HILLS:  2 Woodcock near Marine Bar.
HELVICK HEAD:  4 Great Northern Divers.
DUNGARVAN:  2 SPOONBILLS off pitch & putt course, 33 Great Crested Grebes off Ballynagaul, 2nd-winter Yellow-legged Gull & Chiffchaff at Cunnigar base, Common Sandpiper at Killongford bridge, Long-tailed Duck off Cunnigar tip, Kingfisher at Barnawee.
CLONEA:  4 Great Northern Divers.
BALLYVOYLE:  2 Black Redstarts.
Nr LEMYBRIEN:  Dipper.
Nr CARROLL'S CROSS:  Male Blackcap.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK on small lake.
DERRIGAL (nr Portlaw):  2 PINK-FOOTED GEESE., 220+ Greylag Geese & 33 Whooper Swans.
TRAMORE BAY:  Black Redstarts at the Cove & at west end of beach.
RATHMOYLAN:  Black Redstart.

Fri 23 Jan: 
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK.

Weds 23 Jan: 
Nr WATERFORD CITY:  Long-eared Owl near Couse Bridge roundabout.

Tues 20 Jan: 
TRAMORE:  55 Shoveler on boating lake - probably a Tramore (& county?) record count.

Mon 19 Jan:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK on small lake.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  124 Knot at Lisselan.

Sun 18 Jan:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK on main lake.
BALLINLOUGH:  Water Rail & Chiffchaff.
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR:  30 Whooper Swans.
DERRIGAL (nr Portlaw):  3 PINK-FOOTED GEESE, 241 Greylag Geese & 32 Whooper Swans.
TIBBERAGHNY (Co Kilkenny):  6 Greylag Geese & 75 Whooper Swans.
BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  98 Whooper Swans.

Sat 17 Jan:
KINSALEBEG:  Common Sandpiper at Tinnabinna.
RAM HEAD / ARDMORE:  SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF in beet field near Fr O'Donnell's Well.
DUNGARVAN:  2 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Pintail (male & 3 females) & 9 Shoveler in the bay, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese (adult & juvenile) on Christian Brotheres School sports field.
CLONEA:  Chiffchaff at Ballinclamper.
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull, 48 Shoveler, 15 Gadwall at boating lake, Long-tailed Duck on new wetland at Kilmacleague.

Fri 16 Jan:
RATHMOYLAN:  Black Redstart.
TRAMORE:  Black Redstart at pier.

Thurs 15 Jan:
DUNGARVAN:  2 SPOONBILLS (adult & 1st-winter) & 3 Pintail (male & 2 females) off pitch & putt course, 2 Dark-bellied Brent Geese (adult & juvenile) on P&P course with 720 Pale-bellied Brent, 13 Great Northern Divers around bay.
WATERFORD CITY:  Black Redstart again on mudflats by Tower Hotel.

Tues 13 Jan:
TRAMORE:  2nd-calendar-year Glaucous Gull on spits at Backstrand.
WATERFORD CITY:  Black Redstart on mudflats by Tower Hotel.

Mon 12 Jan:
DUNMORE EAST:   2 Glaucous Gulls (1st-winter & 2nd-winter).

Sun 11 Jan:
DUNMORE EAST:  Now 2 Glaucous Gulls (1st-winter & 2nd-winter).
RATHMOYLAN:  Black Redstart.
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake, Black Redstart at the Cove, 7 Common Scoter in Tramore Bay.
KILFARRASY:  Black Redstart.
DUNGARVAN:  Male Blackcap in garden at Southways, Abbeyside.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  Female/immature Hen Harrier.

Sat 10 Jan:
TRAMORE:  GLOSSY IBIS at Clohernagh, PINK-FOOTED GOOSE with 600+ Brent Geese at new wetland between Lisselan & Kilmacleague, Adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake.
DERRIGAL:  PINK-FOOTED GOOSE.
ARDMORE:  2 Tree Sparrows.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  2 Jays & 3 Red-legged Partridge at Newport, Jay at Templemichael.

Fri 9 Jan:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK.

Thurs 8 Jan:
LEMYBRIEN:  Woodcock.
KILMACTHOMAS:  Woodcock.

Tues 6 Jan:
TRAMORE:  GLOSSY IBIS at Clohernagh, Adult Ring-billed Gull, 14 Shoveler & 13 Gadwall at boating lake.

Mon 5 Jan:
TRAMORE:  GLOSSY IBIS near Saleen, male Blackcap at Tramore town.
DUNMORE EAST:  2nd-winter Glaucous Gull.

Sun 4 Jan:
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK.
DUNGARVAN:  Green Sandpiper at Brickey canal.

Sat 3 Jan:
Off BALLYVOYLE:  Great Skua from boat 1 mile offshore.
TRAMORE:  6 Shoveler at Lisselan, 12 Shoveler & 20 Gadwall at boating lake.
RATHMOYLAN:  1st-winter male Black Redstart.
DUNMORE EAST:  2nd-winter Glaucous Gull.

Fri 2 Jan:
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  Jay & 2 Red Squirrels at Newport East.
Nr WHITING BAY:  Male Blackcap & 6-7 Tree Sparrows.
OLD PARISH:  Long-eared Owl & Woodcock.
DUNGARVAN: 2 SPOONBILLS on the Cunnigar, 4 Pintail & a Shoveler in Western Bay, 2 Long-tailed Ducks off pitch & putt course, 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult & near-adult) at Ballyneety, Common Sandpiper at Brickey canal, Whimbrel at Knockanpower Lower, Ring,  male Blackcap at Ballyneety.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK.
DERRIGAL(nr Portlaw):  2 PINK-FOOTED GEESE & a hybrid goose species.
ANNESTOWN:  Water Rail.
TRAMORE:  GLOSSY IBIS at Clohernagh, adult Ring-billed Gull & 12 Shoveler at boating lake, male Blackcap & 2 Chiffchaffs at slip at W end of beach, adult Mediterranean Gull.
RATHMOYLAN:  Black Redstart.
DUNMORE EAST:  2nd-winter Glaucous Gull.

Thurs 1 Jan:
DUNMORE EAST:  2nd-winter Glaucous Gull.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK.
DERRIGAL (nr Portlaw):  PINK-FOOTED GOOSE with c75 Greylag Geese.
DUNGARVAN:  2 SPOONBILLS off pitch & putt course, Whimbrel at Ballynagaul.

Previous months

October-December 2014

August-September 2014

June-July 2014

March-May 2014

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

.click below for larger images or see:

April-May 2015 photo-page

January-March 2015 photo-gallery

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Swallow, Cappoquin, 22 Apr 2015 AD Malcolm

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Willow Warbler, Ram Head, 22 Apr 2015 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Holly Blue butterflies, Lismore, 20 Apr 2015 C Ind

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Hoopoe, Ballyvoyle, 19 Apr 2015 D Clancy

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Common Sandpiper, near Cappoquin, 19 Apr 2015 AD Malcolm

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Subalpine Warbler, male, Brownstown Head, 17 Apr 2015 R Zamora

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Subalpine Warbler, male, Brownstown Head, 16 Apr 2015 Jimmy Murphy

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J Murphy

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J Murphy

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P Archer

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P Archer

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Hoopoe, Carrignagour, nr Lismore, 11 Apr 2015 AD Malcolm

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Subalpine Warbler, male, Brownstown Head, 11 Apr 2015 P Archer

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Hoopoes, Kilmurrin, 8 Apr 2015 C Neale

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C Neale

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C Neale

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Stock Dovem River Blackwater, 6 Apr 2015 AD Malcolm

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Wheatear, female, Knockmealdown Mountains, 6 Apr 2015 AD Malcolm

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Red Grouse, Knockmealdown Mountains, 3 Apr 2015 AD Malcolm

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Bonaparte's Gull, 1st-winter with Bh Gull, Tramore Backstrand, 26 March 2015 F O'Connell

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F O'Connell

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F O'Connell

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Little Gull, 1st-winter, Lisselan, Tramore Backstrand, 26 Mar 2015 F O'Connell

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F O'Connell

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Fox, Lisselan, Tramore Backstrand, 26 Mar 2015 F O'Connell

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Ring-necked Duck, male, Knockaderry Reservoir, 19 March 2015 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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Bonaparte's Gull, 1st-winter, Tramore boating lake, 17 March 2015 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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M Cowming

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M Cowming

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Bonaparte's Gull, 1st-winter, Tramore boating lake, 17 March 2015 A Allen

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D Sinnott

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Bonaparte's Gull, 1st-winter, Tramore boating lake, 16 March 2015 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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Yellowhammer, female, Lismore, 13 March 2015 C Ind

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Ring-billed gull, adult, Tramore boating lake, 7 March 2015 F O'Connell

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Iceland Gull, adult-type (advanced 3rd-winter?), Helvick, 7 March 2015 C Flynn

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C Flynn

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C Flynn

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F O'Connell

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F O'Connell

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Tree Sparrow, nr Whiting Bay, 26 Feb 2015 AD Malcolm

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White-tailed Eagle, Comeragh Mountains, 8 Feb 2015 M MacRory

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M MacRory

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Glossy Ibis, 7 Feb 2015 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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M Cowming

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M Cowming

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Killer Whale, female, Saleen, Tramore Backstrand, 31 Jan 2015 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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Siberian Chiffchaff, Ram Head, 17 Jan 2015 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Little Egret, Dungarvan, 12 Jan 2015 AD Malcolm

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Long-tailed Duck, Dungarvan, 12 Jan 2015 AD Malcolm

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Merlin, Whiting Bay, 12 Jan 2015 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Glaucous Gull, 1st-winter, Dunmore East, 11 Jan 2015 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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Glaucous Gull, 2nd-winter, Dunmore East, 11 Jan 2015 M Cowming

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Glaucous Gull, 1st-winter, Dunmore East, 11 Jan 2015 M Cowming

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Red-legged Partridges, Newport, 10 Jan 2015 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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young Grey Seal, Curragh stream, Ardmore, 7 Jan 2015 AD Malcolm

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Red Admiral, Knockmealdown Mountains, 6 Jan 2015 AD Malcolm

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Ring-necked Duck, male, Knockaderry Reservoir, 2 Jan 2015 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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M Cowming

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hybrid goose species (Greylag x ?), Derrigal, 2 Jan 2015 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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.  
 
Please email any sightings, or text details of scarcer species to 0861701599.

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