Waterford Birds www.waterfordbirds.com

Home | Recent reports | What to report? | Waterford species list | 2014 species list | 2013 species list | Species status summaries | Where to watch | Record & rarity archives | Photo archive | Video archive | Waterford Bird Atlas | Bird ringing | Other surveys/projects | Migrant moths | Miscellaneous | Links

Bird records August 2008

 
Bird reports August 2008 (details subject to verification or correction)
 

See migrant Lepidoptera page also (highlights below)

August 2008
 
Sun 31 Aug:
Nr WOODSTOWN:  Buzzard.
BALLINARD:  Juvenile Mediterranean Gull.
CLONEA STRAND:  2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & a different juvenile) at Ballinclamper; adult had white darvic ring '3H97' on right leg.   This had been ringed as a chick in Denmark on 4 June 2005, and subsequently resighted in France in 2006 and at Clonea in August & September 2007.
 
Sat 30 Aug:
CLONEA STRAND:  Juvenile Black Tern at Ballinclamper.
BALLINARD:  Brent Goose.
DUNGARVAN:  Green Sandpiper at Ballyneety. 
HELVICK HEAD:  Spotted Flycatcher.
WHITING BAY:  2 juvenile Little Gulls.
 
Weds 27 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  Green Sandpiper & Kingfisher at Ballyneety.
CLONEA STRAND:  Adult Mediterranean Gull at Ballinclamper.
 
Tues 26 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  Great Skua and a 'ringtail' harrier species (probably Hen Harrier).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Pied Flycatcher.
 
Sun 24 Aug:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  56+ Little Egrets;  Buzzard nearby.
BELLE LAKE:  Water Rail.
 
Sat 23 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  12 Sooty Shearwaters, 3 Storm Petrels, 5 Great Skuas, 2 Pomarine Skuas & an Arctic Skua, and c150 Manx Shearwaters per hour (2 hrs seawatch 1300-1500 hrs).
DUNGARVAN;  Juvenile Mediterranean Gull & c20 Common Terns.
CLONEA STRAND:  2 Great Skuas & 6 Arctic Terns at Ballinclamper.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Green Sandpiper at Clohernagh.
 
Fri 22 Aug:
Nr TRAMORE:  Buzzard.
 
Thurs 21 Aug:
Nr TRAMORE:  4 Buzzards.
 
Mon 18 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  4 Sooty Shearwaters, 5 Storm Petrels, a Great Skua & 7 Common Scoter (seawatch 1830-2000 hrs).
Nr WATERFORD CITY:  Buzzard south of the city.
 
Sun 17 Aug:
BELLE LAKE:  Water Rail calling.
 
Sat 16 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  3 Great Shearwaters & a Sooty Shearwater in a strong passage of Manx Shearwaters, also 5 Great Skuas, 2 Arctic Skuas & 50+ Storm Petrels.
BALLINARD:  5 Common Scoters flew west.
ANNESTOWN STRAND:  Common Sandpiper.
 
Thurs 14 Aug:
CLONEA STRAND:  3 Mediterranean Gulls (adult + 2 juveniles).
 
Weds 13 Aug:
HEVICK HEAD:  4 Storm Petrels.
 
Mon 11 Aug:
KNOCKNAGOUR, nr Lismore:  Crossbill in garden.
 
Sun 10 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  16+ Storm Petrels flew west in an hour (1725-1825 hrs).
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  2 Green Sandpipers & 4 Common Sandpipers at Clohernagh.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Hummingbird Hawk-moth.
 
Sat 9 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD: CORY'S SHEARWATER, Storm Petrel, Common Scoter, Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skuas, 5 Arctic Terns & a Puffin (seawatch 0715-1100 hrs); also a Common Sandpiper.
DUNGARVAN:  Juvenile Mediterranean Gull at Killongford estuary.
 
Fri 8 Aug:
WATERFORD CITY:  Hummingbird Hawk-moth.
 
Thurs 7 Aug;
DUNGARVAN:  Juvenile Mediterranean Gull at Barnawee.
 
Weds 6 Aug:
ARDMORE:  Adult Mediterranean Gull at Curragh beach.
DUNGARVAN:  3 Mediterranean Gulls (juvenile & 2 adults) at Barnawee.
CLONEA STRAND:  Juvenile Mediterranean Gull at Ballinclamper.
 
Mon 4 Aug:
CLONEA STRAND:  2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & 2nd-summer) at Ballinclamper.
BELLE LAKE:  16 Sedge Warblers ringed.
 
Sun 3 Aug:
BELLE LAKE:  Adult Reed Warbler ringed.
 
Sat 2 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  Pomarine Skua, Arctic Skua & Storm Petrel.
RAM HEAD:  2 Storm Petrels & a Porpoise.
 
Fri 1 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  11 CORY'S SHEARWATERS & 2 Arctic Skuas flew west (1755-1940 hrs).
 

.click below for larger images

coaltit_bellelake_1708208.jpg
Coal Tit, Belle Lake, 17 Aug 2008 PM Walsh

medgull_juv_ballinclamper_06082008_.jpg
Mediterranean Gull, juvenile, Ballinclamper, 6 Aug 2008 M Cowming

commontern_ballinclamper_06082008_.jpg
Common Tern, adult, Ballinclamper, 6 Aug 2008 M Cowming

sedgew_juv_bellelake_03082008_2.jpg
Sege Warbler, juvenile, Belle Lake, 3 Aug 2008 PM Walsh

sedgew_juv_bellelake_03082008.jpg

reedw_ad_bellelake_03082008.jpg
Reed Warbler, adult, Belle Lake, 3 Aug 2008 PM Walsh

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; to report sightings of rarities to the national  Birds of Ireland News Service (BINS), phone 01-8307364.

Fatbirder's Top
                  500 Birding Websites

waterfordbirds.com