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Waterford bird reports for September 2013

Waterford bird records September 2013 (details subject to verification or correction)


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Mon 30 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERLESSER WHITETHROATTurtle Dove, Pied Flycatcher, 6 Spotted Flycatchers, 20+ Chiffchaffs & 2 Wheatears.
Sun 29 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  LESSER WHITETHROATYellow Wagtail (video), Turtle Dove, 2 Whinchats, 3 White Wagtails, 4 Spotted Flycatchers, Blackcap & Whitethroat.
Nr WATERFORD CITY:  Turtle Dove nr Holy Cross Inn, Cork road.
DUNGARVAN:  Little Stint & 3 Green Sandpipers at Killongford pools.
HELVICK HEAD:  Turtle Dove.
ARDMORE:  Turtle Dove along Goat Island road, Mediterranean Gull on beach, Grasshopper Warbler near coastguard station.
Sat 28 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  LESSER WHITETHROATGarden Warbler, 2 Turtle Doves, 4 White Wagtails, 3 Tree Sparrows, 4 Spotted Flycatchers, 5 Blackcaps, Whitethroat, 19 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 60+ House Martins (E), 300+ Meadow Pipits, Great Skua (E), Great Northern Diver (E) & a Vestal moth (by day).
TRAMORE TOWN:  3 Vestal moths light-trapped.
DUNHILL:  Kingfisher.
BALLYVOYLE:  Adult Mediterranean Gull.
RAM HEAD:  c100 House Martins, 300 Swallows, 100 Meadow Pipits & 2 Siskins passed (09:05-10:00).
WEST WATERFORD:  3 Buzzards.
Fri 27 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  WRYNECKLESSER WHITETHROAT, Reed Warbler, 2 Turtle Doves, 4 White Wagtails, 6 Tree Sparrows, 4-5 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Whitethroats, 12+ Chiffchaffs, Willow Warbler & 300+ Meadow Pipits; also a Vestal moth by day.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Kingfisher at Clohernagh.
TRAMORE TOWN:  Vestal moth light-trapped.
HELVICK HEAD:  Whinchat.
ARDMORE:  Turtle Dove & 2 Spotted Flycatchers by Round Tower, another (juvenile) Turtle Dove along Goat island road.
Thurs 26 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Turtle Dove (video) Whinchat.
TRAMORE TOWN:  Gem & White-speck light-trapped.
Weds 25 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  10+ Tree Sparrows, White Wagtail, 6 Snipe, 3 Blackcaps, 4 Willow Warblers & 5 Chiffchaffs.
NEWTOWN COVE:  Redwing heard (1st of autumn).
GREAT NEWTOWN HEAD:  Delicate, White-speck & Scarce Bordered Straw light-trapped.
Tues 24 Sept:
CLONEA:  Grasshopper Warbler at Ballinclamper.
TRAMORE TOWN:  White-speck & 7 Vestal moths light-trapped.
Mon 23 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Reed Warbler & Tree Sparrow
Sun 22 Sept:
RAM HEAD:  GREAT SHEARWATER, 2 Arctic Skuas, 11 Common Scoter, 32 Common Dolphins & 2 Porpoises (seawatch 08:20-11:20).
ARDMORE:  Juvenile Turtle Dove (video) along Goat Island road, Pied Flycatcher behind Round Tower, 9 Mediterranean Gulls (including 'E666').
HELVICK HEAD:  3 Blackcaps.
DUNGARVAN:  Common Sandpiper at Ballyneety, 30+ Great Crested Grebes in harbour.
Sat 21 Sept:
ARDMORE:  3 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & 2 2nd-winters).
DUNGARVAN:  8 Curlew Sandpipers (2 at Cunnigar, 6 at Ballyneety).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Great Skua, Red-throated Diver & 2 Arctic Terns E, Common Scoter W & Porpoise (seawatch 08:10-11:10); 8 Chiffchaffs & 19 Choughs.
Fri 20 Sept:
GREAT NEWTOWN HEAD:  Great Skua E, 3 Common Scoter W & 3 Common Dolphins (seawatch 07:35-08:35).
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  48 Brent Geese at Lisselan.
DUNGARVAN:  Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper.
Thurs 19 Sept:
DUNGARVAN:  Green Sandpiper at Brickey canal.
CLONEA:  Arctic Skua.
BALLYVOYLE:  Common Sandpiper & Dipper.
STRADBALLY:  Kingfisher.
Weds 18 Sept:
ARDMORE:  5 Mediterranean Gulls (including white ring 'E666') at harbour, 3 (including red ring 'PNT9') at Curragh; skua species over bay.
Sun 15 Sept:
HELVICK HEAD:  3 Balearic Shearwaters, c500 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Pomarine Skuas, 5 Arctic Skuas, 16+ Great Skuas, 12 Puffins, 4 Common Scoter & 9 Wigeon (seawatch 08:00-13:00).
DUNGARVAN:  24 Little Egrets above Barnawee bridge.
CLONEA STRAND:  Curlew Sandpiper at Ballinclamper.
COMERAGH MOUNTAINS:  40+ Ravens, female Hen Harrier & Dipper.
TRAMORE:  Adult Mediterranean Gull & 11 Coots at boating lake.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Sooty Shearwater & 3 Great Skuas W (seawatch 09:00-12:00); 20 Choughs.
Sat 14 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  1000+ Swallows, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 8 Wheatears, Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 18 Chiffchaffs & 23+ Tree Sparrows.
Fri 13 Sept:
CLONEA STRAND:  Spotted Flycatcher at Ballinclamper.
Thurs 12 Sept:
DUNGARVAN:  Green Sandpiper at Ballyneety.
Weds 11 Sept:
ARDMORE:  2 Mediterranean Gulls at Curragh (one with white ring 'E713' - ringed as a chick at Arnhem, Netherlands, 12 June 2012).
Mon 9 Sept:
DUNGARVAN:  Little Stint at the Cunnigar, Kingfisher at Brickey canal.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  9 Wheatears at Lisselan.
Sun 8 Sept:
RAM HEAD:  Storm Petrel & Common Scoter.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  2 Brent Geese, female Shoveler, 2 Spotted Flycatchers & 11+ Wheatears at Lisselan.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Adult Mediterranean Gull & 8 Wheatears.
BELLE LAKE:  Reed Warbler & 2 Water Rails.
Sat 7 Sept:
DUNGARVAN:  Little Stint, 3+ Curlew Sandpipers & an early Brent Goose at the Cunnigar.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Puffin E & skua species (seawatch 07:45-10:45), Spotted Flycatcher, Grasshopper Warbler, 10 Willow Warblers, 6 Wheatears & 23 Choughs.
Fri 6 Sept:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  2 White Wagtails at Lisselan.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  2 Tree Sparrows, 15 Wheatears, Blackcap, 7 Willow Warblers & 3 Chiffchaffs.
Weds 4 Sept:
TRAMORE:  Adult Mediterranean Gull on beach.
CLONEA STRAND:  2 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Ballinclamper.
ARDMORE:  6 Mediterranean Gulls at Curragh, including colour-ringed subadult.
Mon 2 Sept:
WATERFORD CITY:  Kingfisher at St John's River in People's Park.
Sun 1 Sept:
DUNGARVAN:  Juvenile Spotted Redshank, juvenile Curlew Sandpiper & adult Yellow-legged Gull at Killongford, adult Curlew Sandpiper at Colligan opposite Fraher's Field.
BELLE LAKE:  2 Reed Warblers & 11 Sedge Warblers ringed, 2 Water rails calling.

Previous months

.click for larger images or see photo-gallery (September)

Turtle Dove, juvenile/first-winter, Brownstown Head, 29 Sep 2013 L Ryan

Spotted Flycatcher, Brownstown Head, 29 Sep 2013 L Ryan

Kestrel, Ballinclamper, 27 Sep 2013 D Clarke

Pied Flycatcher, 1st-winter, Ardmore, 22 Sep 2013 C Flynn

C Flynn

Mediterranean Gull, adult 'E666', Ardmore, 18 Sep 2013 AD Malcolm

Mediterranean Gulls, Ardmore, 18 Sep 2013 AD Malcolm

Arctic or Pomarine Skua, Ardmore, 18 Sept 2013 AD Malcolm

AD Malcolm

Peregrine, 17 Sept 2013 D Clarke

D Clarke

Mediterranean Gull, 2nd-winter 'E713' (ringed NL), Curragh, Ardmore, 11 Sept 2013 AD Malcolm

Knot, juvenile, Curragh, Ardmore, 8 Sept 2013 AD Malcolm

AD Malcolm

Little Stint, juvenile, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 7 Sept 2013 D Weldon

Mediterranean Gulls, adult & colour-ringed 2nd-summer(?), Curragh, Ardmore, 4 Sept 2013 AD Malcolm

Kittiwake, adult, Curragh, Ardmore, 4 Sept 2013 AD Malcolm

AD Malcolm

Sedge Warbler, juvenile, Belle Lake, 1 Sept 2013 PM Walsh

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