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Waterford bird reports for August 2013

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

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AUGUST 2013:
 
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Sat 31 Aug:
CARRIGNAGOUR (nr Lismore):  Hummingbird Hawk-moth.
CALISO BAY:  Spotted Flycatcher.
HELVICK HEAD:  2nd-summer Glaucous Gull.
DUNGARVAN:  Little Stint at the Cunnigar, Ruff at Ballyneety, Green Sandpiper at Brickey canal & 8 Common Sandpipers at Killongford.
CLONEA STRAND:  White Wagtail at Ballinclamper.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Whinchat.
BELLE LAKE:  Water Rail.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Fri 30 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  Spotted Redshank at the Cunnigar (then flew W), Green Sandpiper & Common Sandpiper at Ballyneety.
 
Thurs 29 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  Adult-winter Spotted Redshank & juvenile Little Stint at the Cunnigar.
 
Weds 28 Aug:
Nr WHITING BAY:  2 Tree Sparrows at Moord.
ARDMORE: 10+ Mediterranean Gulls.
HELVICK HEAD:  2nd-summer Glaucous Gull.
 
Mon 26 Aug:
RAM HEAD:  2 Sooty Shearwaters, Minke Whale, 10 Bottlenose Dolphins & 4 Porpoises.
DUNGARVAN:  Juvenile Ruff, 2 juvenile Little Stints, adult Curlew Sandpiper & 5 Whimbrel at the Cunnigar, Ruff at Ballyneety.
BALLYVOYLE  Dipper & 23+ Choughs.
 
Sun 25 Aug:
TRAMORE TOWN: Convolvulus Hawk-moth.
KILMEADEN POOLS:  White Wagtail & juvenile Cuckoo.
RAM HEAD: 1020 Manx Shearwaters W & a Great Skua (seawatch 09:35-11:35).
 
Sat 24 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  Juvenile Little Stint (video), 2 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers & adult Mediterranean Gull at the Cunnigar.
 
Thurs 22 Aug:
ARDMORE:  4 Spotted Flycatchers at Dysert.
HELVICK HEAD:  LESSER WHITETHROAT.
DUNGARVAN:  3 Little Terns (adult & 2 juveniles) & Arctic Tern at the Cunnigar, Common Sandpiper at Barnawee bridge.
CLONEA STRAND:  Juvenile Mediterranean Gull at Ballinclamper, Common Sandpiper & 4 Whimbrel.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Kingfisher at Clohernagh.
 
Weds 21 Aug:
RAM HEAD:  Juvenile/1st-winter Black Tern & 3 Great Skuas (seawatch 18:45-20:15).
DUNGARVAN:  Adult Ruff & 2 Little Terns at the Cunnigar.
Nr WATERFORD CITY:  Barn Owl.
 
Tues 20 Aug:
RAM HEAD:  Sooty Shearwater & 15 Puffins W, Great Skua E (seawatch 10:45-14:45 & 15:10-17:10).
ARDMORE:  3-4 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Curragh strand.
TRAMORE:   adult Mediterranean Gull at boating lake.
 
Mon 19 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  Adult Mediterranean Gull at Barnawee.
 
Sun 18 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  2nd-summer Glaucous Gull & adult Mediterranean Gull at Ballyneety.
 
Sat 17 Aug:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  GREAT SHEARWATERStorm Petrel, 2 Great Skuas & 562 Manx Shearwaters W (seawatch 07:10-09:10).
HELVICK HEAD:  3 GREAT SHEARWATERS, Balearic Shearwater, 9 Sooty Shearwaters, 3 Storm Petrels, 12 Great Skuas, immature Little Gull & 25+ Puffins.
RAM HEAD:  Sooty Shearwater.
 
Thurs 15 Aug:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 4 Common Sandpipers & an Otter.
IDA Park: 2 Spotted Flycatchers.
 
Tues 13 Aug:
IDA Park (nr Waterford city): Spotted Flycatcher pair feeding 2-3 juveniles.
 
Mon 12 Aug:
DUNGARVAN: 2 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Barnawee.
 
Sun 11 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  Green Sandpiper at Ballyneety.
 
Sat 10 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  Juvenile Ruff (flew E) & juvenile Mediterranean Gull at the Cunnigar.
BALLYNACOURTY POINT:  c6-8 Bottlenose Dolphins at the lighthouse - video.
ARDMORE:  4 Mediterranean Gulls (1st-summer & 3 adults) at Curragh.
RAM HEAD:  4 Great Skuas.
 
Fri 9 Aug:
WEST WATERFORD PELAGIC (Youghal to south of Ram & Mine Heads):  2 Sooty Shearwaters, 10+ Storm Petrels, 5+ Puffins, an Arctic Tern & 2 Porpoises (09:00-17:00).
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND;  Kingfisher & 2 Common Sandpipers.
 
Thurs 8 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  2 Great Skuas.
 
Weds 7 Aug:
Off HELVICK HEAD:  15 Storm Petrels, 3 Pomarine Skuas, 3 Great Skuas, 4 Puffins & 8 Arctic Terns from fishing boat 8 miles south of Helvick (11:30-17:00).
 
Tues 6 Aug:
SEAFIELD (nr Bunmahon): Kingfisher.
POULDREW (nr Kilmeaden):  Kingfisher at bridge.
PORTLAW TOWN:  Another Kingfisher on Clodiagh River.
GREAT NEWTOWN HEAD:  9 Common Sandpipers E.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Mon 5 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  8 Common Sandpipers, 12 Whimbrel, c200 Sanderling & c200 Ringed Plover among other waders on the Cunnigar.
TRAMORE:  2 Common Sandpipers & 9 Coot at boating lake.
 
Sun 4 Aug:
RAM HEAD:  2 Sooty Shearwaters, Great Skua, Puffin & 3 Arctic Terns W, 3 Common Scoter E & a Minke Whale (seawatch 16:30-19:00); also a Common Lizard.
ARDMORE:  2 adult Mediterranean Gulls.
HELVICK:  2nd-summer Glaucous Gull.
DUNGARVAN:  Green Sandpiper & 3 Mediterranean Gulls (2nd-summer & 2 adults including '3H97') at Ballyneety.
 
Sat 3 Aug:
RAM HEAD:  Balearic Shearwater, Great Skua & 57 Common Scoter W (seawatch 06:45-09:45).
ARDMORE:  6 Mediterranean Gulls (4 2nd-summer & 2 adult including white-ringed '666'), & 5 Common Sandpipers at Curragh.
DUNGARVAN:  6 Mediterranean Gulls - 3 adults at Barnawee, 2nd-summer & 2 adults at Ballyneety (including returning white-ringed '3H97').
CLONEA STRAND:  2 adult Roseate Terns at Ballinclamper.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  3 Common Sandpipers at Clohernagh.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Great Skua W & 35 Common Scoter W (3 E) (seawatch 06:60-09:50).
 
Fri 2 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  Adult Mediterranean Gull over town.
 
Thurs 1 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  SABINE'S GULL & 13 Puffins (seawatch 19:00-20:40); Great Skua, adult Mediterranean Gull & c27 Common Scoter (seawatch 13:45-14:45).

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

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Glaucous Gull, 2nd-summer, Helvick, 31 Aug 2013 F O'Connell

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Hummingbird Hawk-moth, Carrignagour, nr Lismore, 31 Aug 2013 C Ind

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C Ind

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Spotted Redshank, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 30 Aug 2013 F O'Connell

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Spotted Redshank, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 29 Aug 2013 F O'Connell

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Sandwich Tern, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 28 Aug 2013 AD Malcolm

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Wheatear, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 28 Aug 2013 AD Malcolm

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Curlew Sandpiper, juvenile (with Dunlin), the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 22 Aug 2013 M Cowming

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Little Terns, adult & 2 juveniles, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 22 Aug 2013 F O'Connell

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Grey Plover, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 22 Aug 2013 F O'Connell

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Mediterranean Gull, adult, Curragh, Ardmore, 20 Aug 2013 AD Malcolm

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Sandwich Tern, Ferry Point, 20 Aug 2013 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Sandwich Terns, Curragh, Ardmore, 20 Aug 2013 AD Malcolm

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Glaucous Gull, 2nd-summer, Ballyneety, Dungarvan, 18 Aug 2013 M Cowming

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Ruff, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 10 Aug 2013 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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Mediterranean Gull, adult, Curragh, Ardmore, 10 Aug 2013 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Mediterranean Gull, 1st-summer (moulting to 2nd-winter), Curragh, Ardmore, 10 Aug 2013 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Rock Pipit, Curragh, Ardmore, 10 Aug 2013 AD Malcolm

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Sooty Sheawater (heavily moulting), off Ram Head / Mine Head, 9 Aug 2013 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Storm Petrel, off Ram Head / Mine Head, 9 Aug 2013 F O'Connell

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AD Malcolm

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PM Walsh

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Manx Shearwater, off Ram Head / Mine Head, 9 Aug 2013 F O'Connell

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Fulmar, off Ram Head / Mine Head, 9 Aug 2013 F O'Connell

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Great Black-backed Gull, adult, off Ram Head / Mine Head, 9 Aug 2013 PM Walsh

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F O'Connell

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Great Skua, south of Helvick Head, 7 Aug 2013 F O'Connell

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Storm Petrels, south of Helvick Head, 7 Aug 2013 F O'Connell

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Ringed Plover chick, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 5 Aug 2013 F O'Connell

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Common Lizard, Ram Head, 4 Aug 2013 M Cowming

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Common Sandpiper, Curragh strand, Ardmore, 3 Aug 2013 AD Malcolm

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Mediterranean Gull, 'E666' ring, Curragh strand, Ardmore, 3 Aug 2013 AD Malcolm

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Common Scoter, Ram Head, 3 Aug 2013 AD Malcolm

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Swallow adult & young (with Small Tortoiseshell), 2 Aug 2013 F O'Connell

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