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Waterford bird reports for August 2012

 
Waterford bird records August 2012 (details subject to verification or correction)
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August 2012
 
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Fri 31 Aug:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Juvenile Black Tern & 60+ Brent Geese at Lisselan.
CLONEA STRAND:  2 Roseate Terns (juvenile & adult), 3 adult Mediterranean Gulls (including green darvic 'R27R') & 40 White Wagtails at Ballinclamper.
DUNGARVAN:  Swift over town, 2 White Wagtails at Killongford, 7 Brent Geese at the Cunnigar.
HELVICK HEAD:  Spotted Flycatcher.
 
Thurs 30 Aug:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Juvenile Black Tern at Lisselan.
CLONEA STRAND:  5 White Wagtails at Ballinclamper.
 
Weds 29 Aug:
WATERFORD CITY:  A late Swift over Doyle Street.
DUNGARVAN:  Another Swift here.
 
Tues 28 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  1st-summer Little Gull  & 2 Arctic Skuas.
DUNGARVAN: Green Sandpiper at Killongford.
 
Mon 27 Aug:
BUNMAHON:  2 Great Skuas (W & E).
DUNGARVAN:  3 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Barnawee, 5 Green Sandpipers at Killongford.

Sun 26 Aug:
CROHAUN:  Merlin.
DUNGARVAN:  Adult Curlew Sandpiper at Killongford, juvenile Ruff at Barnawee.
RAM HEAD:  1000+ Manx Shearwaters west,  3 Sooty Shearwaters, 3 'large' shearwaters, Great SkuaPomarine SkuaArctic Skua
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
BALLYMACART:  Spotted Flycatcher.
 
Sat 25 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  HOBBY (flew SW) & Green Sandpiper at Ballyneety, moulting adult Curlew Sandpiper at Killongford, Ruff and 2 White Wagtails at the Cunnigar, 2 Swifts over town, & total 10 Mediterranean Gulls (4 adults at Ballyneety, adult opposite Park Hotel, adult at Barnawee, 4 at Killongford).
HELVICK HEAD:  Pied Flycatcher.
ARDMORE:  Adult Mediterranean Gull.
WHITING BAY:  Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper & adult Mediterranean Gull.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Fri 24 Aug:
DUNGARVAN: 2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult & subadult) at Ballyneety.
SEAFIELD:  Kingfisher & 30 Snipe.
 
Thurs 23 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  Kingfisher at Ballyneety.
CLONEA STRAND:  141 Sandwich Terns at Ballinclamper.
 
Weds 22 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpipers & adult Mediterranean Gull at Ballyneety; 10 Swifts over town.
CLONEA STRAND:  2 Ruffs at Ballinclamper.
 
Tues 21 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  2 Swifts over town.
 
Mon 20 Aug:
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS (Co Tipperary side):  Several small flocks of Crossbills, also 7 species of dragonfly including Black Darter.
 
Sun 19 Aug:
FERRYPOINT:  Adult Mediterranean Gull.
ARDMORE:  Common Sandpiper & 13 Mediterranean Gulls (4 adults, 4 2nd-summers & 5 juveniles; 6 Bottlenose Dolphins off Balllyquin.
DUNGARVAN:  5 Mediterranean Gulls (3 adults, 2nd-summer & juvenile), Green Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpipers & a Kingfisher at Ballyneety; 4 Mediterranean Gulls (3 adults including white darvic 3H97 & 2nd-summer) & a Common Sandpiper at Barnawee.
CLONEA STRAND:  2 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Ballinclamper.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  4 Common Sandpipers at Clohernagh.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Great Skua & Common Scoter W (seawatch 08:30-09:30); 2 Pied Flycatchers, Garden Warbler & a Hummingbird Hawk-moth.
BELLE LAKE: 3 Water Rails.
 
Sat 18 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  3 Pied Flycatchers, 3 Blackcaps and 50+ phylloscs.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Arctic Skua & Great Skua W, 2 Common Scoters E (seawatch 07:15-10:15); Garden Warbler & Pied Flycatcher.
 
Fri 17 Aug:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Garden Warbler & 3 Pied Flycatchers.
SEAFIELD:  Common Sandpiper & 3 Green Sandpipers.
DUNGARVAN:  5 Common Sandpipers at Killongford, 6 Common Sandpipers & an adult Mediterranean Gull at Ballyneety.
HELVICK HEAD: Storm Petrel W & Arctic Skua on sea (seawatch 19:20-19:50); Pied Flycatcher.
ARDMORE:  5 Mediterranean Gulls at harbour, 6 Tree Sparrows along Goat Island road.
 
Thurs 16 Aug:
BUNMAHON:  Leatherback Turtle.
SEAFIELD:  3 Green Sandpipers.
HELVICK HEAD:  3 Storm Petrels W (seawatch 10:40-11:40) & a Pied Flycatcher.
 
Weds 15 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  Balearic Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 27+ Storm Petrels, 2 Pomarine Skuas, 3 Arctic Skuas & 14 Great Skuas, adult Roseate Tern & juvenile Black Tern W,  4 Swifts S (seawatches 12:35-17:35 & 18:15-20:45).
DUNGARVAN:  3 Green Sandpipers at Killongford, 2 Swifts in town.
 
Tues 14 Aug:
ARDMORE:  3 Mediterranean Gulls (juvenile & 2 2nd-summers).
COMERAGH MOUNTAINS:  Adult male Hen Harrier.
CLONEA STRAND:  3rd-calendar-yr Mediterranean Gull (green darvic 'R27R') at Ballinclamper.
CASTLETOWN FEN:  Green Sandpiper at pool.
EAST WATERFORD:  3 Buzzards.
 
Mon 13 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  Adult Mediterranean Gull at Barnawee.
Nr BUNMAHON: Barn Owl at 22:30.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  2 Common Sandpipers at Lisselan.
 
Sun 12 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  Sub-adult Yellow-legged Gull, Green Sandpiper & Common Sandpiper at Ballyneety; Green Sandpiper & Common Sandpiper at Killongford.
BUNMAHON:  Green Sandpiper & adult Mediterranean Gull.
 
Sat 11 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  Puffin & Arctic Tern W, Mute Swan on the rocks.
DUNGARVAN:  Juvenile Ruff, 4 Green Sandpipers, 7 Common Sandpipers & 2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & 3rd-calendar-yr) at Ballyneety; 5 Common Sandpipers at Killongford;1st-summer Mediterranean Gull & 3 Green Sandpipers at the Cunnigar.
CLONEA STRAND:  2 Arctic Terns.
ANNESTOWN:  Female Emperor dragonfly ovipositing
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  3 Common Sandpipers at Clohernagh.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Sooty Shearwater, 1065 Manx Shearwaters, Storm Petrel, 1140 Gannets, Great Skua, Arctic Skua, Tufted Duck & 2 Puffins E, 9 Common Scoter E (2 W), & a Swift flew out to sea (seawatch 07:00-09:00).
 
Fri 10 Aug:
WATERFORD CITY:  Young Otter in St John's River.
HELVICK HEAD:  240 Manx Shearwaters W (seawatch 20:00-20:30).
 
Thurs 9 Aug:
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  12-15+ Keeled Skimmer dragonflies on Co Tipperary side of the Vee.
 
Weds 8 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  2 Yellow-legged Gulls (adult & sub-adult), 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls & 4 Green Sandpipers at Ballyneety.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  10 Common Sandpipers at Lisselan.
 
Tues 7 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  Sooty Shearwater E & W, Great Skua E, 3 Arctic Skuas (2 W),  10 Common Scoter E & 3 W (seawatch 12:00-15:30).
DUNGARVAN:  3 Green Sandpipers & 8 Common Sandpipers at Ballyneety, 5 Common Sandpipers at Killongford bridge, & 6+ Mediterranean Gulls (juvenile, adult & 2nd summer at Barnawee, up to 5 at Barnawee including 3+ adults & 1+ 2nd-summer).
CASTLETOWN FEN:  Green Sandpiper at new pool.
 
Mon 6 Aug:
CLONEA STRAND:  Common Sandpiper & Cuckoo at Ballinclamper.
DUNGARVAN:  WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER still present near tip of the Cunnigar, 4 Green Sandpipers at Ballyneety, 7 Mediterranean Gulls (5 adults including green darvic ring R27R & 2 1st-summers) at Barnawee, Brent Goose off sports centre.
CASTLETOWN FEN:  2 Green Sandpipers at newly constructed pool.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzards at two locations.
 
Sun 5 Aug:
CLONEA STRAND:  Adult-summer SPOTTED SANDPIPER (4th county record) & 6 Common Sandpipers at Ballinclamper, Dipper at Ballyvoyle.
DUNGARVAN:  WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (video) & 2nd-summer Mediterranean Gull near Cunnigar tip, Kingfisher & 4 Green Sandpipers at Ballyneety bridge.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Hummingbird Hawk-moth.
 
Sat 4 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (age unknown, 3rd county record) at the Cunnigar, also 2 Brent Geese, 2 Little Terns, a Purple Sandpiper, 7 Common Sandpipers, 3rd-calendar-yr Iceland Gull & 4 Mediterranean Gulls (3 adults & a 1st-summer) there; 4 Green Sandpipers & 4 Common Sandpipers at Ballyneety.
RAM HEAD:  2 Great Skuas & a Pomarine Skua W, 540 Manx Shearwaters W (380 E, up to 200 milling), Sunfish E (seawatch 17:15-20:15).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Great Shearwater, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, Great Skua & Puffin W, Pomarine Skua E, 7 Common Scoter W (2 E), 1170 Manx Shearwaters E & 1190 W (seawatch 06:45-09:45), also 25 Common Scoter W (seawatch 19:15-20:15) & 2 Tree Sparrows.
 
Fri 3 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  Great Shearwater, 3 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 12 Storm Petrels, 13 Common Scoter, Arctic Skua, 2 Great Skuas, 2 Roseate Terns, 8+ Arctic Terns & 37 Puffins W, 2 Pomarine Skuas E & 1 W (seawatches 12:00-12:30 & 19:00-20:15), 980 Manx Shearwaters W (19:30-21:15).
 
Thurs 2 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  150+ CORY'S SHEARWATERS (highest ever count for Co Waterford), 1 Balearic Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 7 Pomarine Skuas & 2 Great Skuas (seawatch 18:40-21:05).
RAM HEAD:  105 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 4 Great Shearwaters, Great Skua & Arctic Skua W (seawatch 16:45-19:45).
DUNGARVAN:  2 Little Terns at Cunnigar tip, also 2 Brent Geese at the Cunnigar.
BUNMAHON:  11 Pomarine Skuas & 3 Arctic Skuas W, Common Scoter E (seawatch 07:10-08:50).
 
Weds 1 Aug:
CHEEKPOINT:  c10 Crossbills.
TANKARDSTOWN:  Arctic Skua W (seawatch 10:05-10:55).
BUNMAHON:  Balearic Shearwater & 7 Storm Petrels W (seawatch 07:40-08:55).
CLONEA STRAND:  Juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Whimbrel & Common Sandpiper at Ballinclamper.
DUNGARVAN:  2 Little Terns (photos).
ARDMORE:  Little Gull & 5 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & 4 1st-summers) at Curragh.
 

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Emperor dragonfly, male, Annestown bog, 26 Aug 2012 J Hearne

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Wheatear, Ram Head, 26 Aug 2012 AD Malcolm

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Pied Flycatcher, juvenile/1st-winter, Brownstown Head, 19 Aug 2012 PM Walsh

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white 'step' on tertial tips (between broad outer & narrow inner fringe) indicates young bird

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Mediterranean Gull, juvenile, Ardmore, 14 Aug 2012 AD Malcolm

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Yellow-legged Gull, sub-adult, Ballyneety, Dungarvan, 12 Aug 2012 M Cowming

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Green Sandpiper, Ballyneety, Dungarvan, 12 Aug 2012 D Clarke

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Ruff, juvenile, Ballyneety, Dungarvan, 11 Aug 2012 D Clarke

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Ruff with Black-tailed Godwit, Ballyneety, 11 Aug 2012 D Clarke

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Emperor dragonfly, female ovipositing, Annnestown, 11 Aug 2012 J Hearne

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Keeled Skimmers, pair mating, Knockmealdown Mountains (Co Tipperary), 9 Aug 2012 AD Malcolm

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Yellow-leggged Gull, sub-adult (top centre), Ballyneety, Dungarvan, 8 Aug 2012 M Cowming

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Yellowhammer, male, Kilmanahan, 8 Aug 2012 D Clarke

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Cuckoo, Ballinclamper, Clonea Strand, 7 Aug 2012 D Clarke

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Buzzard, east Waterford, 6 Aug 2012 P Archer

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White-rumped Sandpiper, adult, Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 5 Aug 2012 M Cowming

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video of White-rumped Sandpiper (MC)

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Spotted Sandpiper, adult-summer, Ballinclamper, Clonea Strand, 5 Aug 2012 P Veale

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(phone-shots of original images - main images to follow)

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Sunfish, Ram Head, 4 Aug 2012 AD Malcolm

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Little Tern, adult, Dungarvan, 2 Aug 2012 D Clarke

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Little Tern, juvenile, Dungarvan, 2 Aug 2012 D Clarke

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Black-tailed Godwits, Cheekpoint, 1 Aug 2012 J Maher

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