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Waterford bird reports for February 2013

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

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FEBRUARY 2013
 
Check here for updates or further details 
 
Thurs 28 Feb:
TRAMORE:  17 Gadwall at boating lake.
BALLYSCANLAN:  12 Crossbills.
GARRARUS:  7 Common Scoter & 3 Red-throated Divers.
EAST WATERFORD:  6 Buzzards at 4 locations.
 
Weds 27 Feb:
TRAMORE:  4 Long-tailed Ducks in Backstrand, 11 Common Scoter & 3 Red-throated Divers in Bay.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  17 Red-throated Divers on sea & Merlin.
DUNGARVAN:  Green Sandpiper at Brickey canal.
 
Tues 26 Feb:
COOLFIN / DERRIGAL:  13 Whooper Swans & 4 Greylag Geese at Derrigal cross.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
KILMACTHOMAS:  Dipper.
 
Mon 25 Feb:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK still present.
Nr DUNGARVAN:  Barn Owl.
DUNGARVAN:  Otter at town quay.
COLLIGAN WOOD:  Dipper.
RAM HEAD:  7 Common Scoter on sea.
LISMORE:  2 Dippers.
BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  Crossbills heard along roadway, 63 Whooper Swans.
 
Sun 24 Feb:
DUNGARVAN:  Jack Snipe at Ballyneety, Slavonian Grebe off Ballynacourty pier, 2 Common Scoter off Ballynacourty lighthouse.
TRAMORE:  Male Hen Harrier.
 
Sat 23 Feb:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK.
TRAMORE:  Spotted Redshank at Backstrand, Ring-billed Gull, 8 Shoveler & 14 Gadwall at boating lake.
DUNHILL:  Water Rail.
BALLYNEVIN (nr Mothel):  3 Jays. 
BALLYVOONEY COVE:  2 Common Scoter.
DUNGARVAN:  Slavonian Grebe & 2 Long-tailed Ducks off Gold Coast, SPOONBILL roosting on Cunnigar opposite pitch & putt course, Merlins at Ballyneety & near Ballynagaul.
HELVICK HEAD:  2nd-winter Glaucous Gull.
 
Thurs 21 Feb:
DUNGARVAN:  1st-winter Iceland Gull at Ballynagaul, 1st-winter Glaucous Gull & 2 Long-tailed Ducks off pitch & putt course, 6 Great Northern Divers around bay.
HELVICK HEAD:  2nd-winter Glaucous Gull.
 
Tues 19 Feb:
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Mon 18 Feb:
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull, 8 Shoveler & 22 Gadwall at boating lake.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
DUNGARVAN:  Slavonian Grebe at Ballynacourty.
HELVICK:  1st-winter Glaucous Gull.
 
Sun 17 Feb:
DUNMORE EAST:  7 Purple Sandpipers.
COOLFIN / DERIGAL:  12 Whooper Swans.
WHITING BAY:  Glaucous Gull.
 
Sat 16 Feb:
BALLYSCANLAN:  12 Crossbills.
MONAVULLAGH MOUNTAINS:  12 Stock Doves & 15-20 Ravens at Coumaraglinmountain.
 
Fri 15 Feb:
TRAMORE:  Ring-billed Gull at boating lake.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard at two locations.
Nr KILMACTHOMAS:  Tree Sparrow (rare inland in Co Waterford).
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Thurs 14 Feb:
DUNGARVAN:  Male Hen Harrier.
 
Weds 13 Feb:
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull, Mediterranean Gull, 3 Shoveler & 14 Gadwall at boating lake, Long-tailed Duck at Backstrand.
 
Tues 12 Feb:
DUNGARVAN:  Slavonian Grebe & 2 Long-tailed Ducks off Ballinacourty pier.
RAM HEAD:  Fin Whale & c15 Common Dolphins.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  2 Green Sandpipers at Dromana Bridge.
 
Mon 11 Feb:
TRAMORE:  Spotted Redshank, 3 Long-tailed Duck, 28 Red-breasted Mergansers & 64 Ringed Plover at Backstrand.
BALLYVOYLE HEAD:  Fin Whale.
Nr DRUM HILLS:  Male Hen Harrier.
 
Sun 10 Feb:
HELVICK HEAD:  2 2nd-winter Iceland Gulls.
 
Sat 9 Feb:
DUNMORE EAST:  1st-winter CASPIAN GULL & 1st-winter Iceland Gull.
CLOHERNAGH / CORBALLY:  8 Crossbills.
TRAMORE:  Merlin, Water Rail & Small Tortoiseshell butterfly at Lisselan, total 1100 Brent Geese at Backstrand, 4 Shoveler & 31 Gadwall at boating lake.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD / TRAMORE BAY:  Total 235 Red-throated Divers (a record county total) - 160 on sea SE of the head (east to Benlea) & 75 in Tramore Bay; also 4 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Porpoises & 10+ Common Dolphins in bay.
DERRIGAL:  13 Whooper Swans, 250+ Greylag Geese & a Brent Goose (first ever inland record for Co Waterford?).
BALLYVOONEY:  5 Red-throated Divers.
DUNGARVAN:  Slavonian Grebe & 3 Long-tailed Ducks off Ballinacourty, SPOONBILL at Killongford.
HELVICK HEAD:  2nd-winter Iceland Gull.
 
Fri 8 Feb:
DUNGARVAN:  Long-tailed Duck off Ballynacourty pier.
 
Thurs 7 Feb:
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Hen Harrier.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Weds 6 Feb:
ARDMORE:  3+ Mediterranean Gulls including colour-ringed 2nd-winter 'E666' - ringed in Antwerp, Belgium, in June 2011.

Tues 5 Feb:
DUNGARVAN:  SPOONBILL & 2 Long-tailed Ducks at the Cunnigar, Brambling, Blackcap & 17 Siskins at Strandside.
VILLIERSTOWN:  Long-eared Owl.
LISMORE:  Kingfisher.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Mon 4 Feb:
DUNGARVAN:  Male Brambling at Clonea Road.
 
Sun 3 Feb:
BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  158 Whooper Swans.
HELVICK HEAD:  3 Iceland Gulls (2nd-winter & 2 1st-winters) moving between here and the Cunnigar, Dungarvan.
DUNGARVAN:  2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull at Killongford.
DUNMORE EAST:  3 1st-winter Glaucous Gulls & a 2nd-winter Iceland Gull.
 
Sat 2 Feb:
DUNMORE EAST:  1st-winter CASPIAN GULL, Little Gull, 2 Iceland Gulls (2nd-winter & 3rd-winter) & 2nd-winter Glaucous Gull, also 5+ Fin Whales & 100+ Common Dolphins offshore.
WATERFORD CITY:  c10 Waxwings at Ardkeen village.
TRAMORE:  Short-eared Owl & Kingfisher at Lisselan.
CLONEA STRAND:  Merlin at Ballinclamper.
DUNGARVAN:  SPOONBILL off pitch & putt course, Black Redstart at Abbeyside Promenade, 2 male Crossbills at Ballynacourty, Slavonian Grebe off Ballynacourty pier, Water Rail at Killongford, & Kingfisher at Brickey canal.
ARDMORE:  5 Red-throated Divers W off bay, Otter at Curragh strand.
RAM HEAD:  Porpoise & 60+ Common Dolphins.
WHITING BAY:  65 Sanderling & 4 Red-throated Divers.
TALLOW:  Dipper on River Bride
Nr CAPPOQUIN:  Otter at Kitchen Hole on Blackwater.
LISMORE:  Kingfisher at canal, Jay & 2 Treecreepers.
 
Fri 1 Feb:
LISMORE:  2 Kingfishers at canal.
WEST WATERFORD:  2 Buzzards.
DUNGARVAN:  3 Long-tailed Ducks & 8 Great Northern Divers inside Cunnigar.
SEAFIELD (nr Bunmahon):  3 Green Sandpipers.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 

Previous months
 
 
 

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Buzzard, east Waterford, 28 Feb 2013 D Clarke

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Redshank, Gold Coast, Dungarvan, 25 Feb 2013 AD Malcolm

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Raven, Ram Head, 25 Feb 2013 AD Malcolm

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Chough, Ram Head, 25 Feb 2013 AD Malcolm

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Ring-necked Duck, male with Tufted Ducks, Knockaderry Reservoir, 25 Feb 2013 M Cowming

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Dipper, Colligan Wood, 25 Feb 2013 F O'Connell

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F O'Connell

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Treecreeper, Colligan Wood, 25 Feb 2013 F O'Connell

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Cormorant entangled in fishing net, Ballyvoyle, 23 Feb 2013 F O'Connell

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unidentified grebe (Black-necked?), Abbeyside, Dungarvan, 23 Feb 2013 P Veale, also seen 21 Feb

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P Veale

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Glaucous Gull, 2nd-winter, Helvick, 23 Feb 2013 P Veale

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P Veale

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P Veale

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Choughs, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 23 Feb 2013 S O'Farrell

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Finch/Starling flock, Dungarvan, 21 Feb 2013 F O'Connell - includes a 'mule'/hybrid finch (below)

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F O'Connell

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F O'Connell

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Glaucous Gull, 2nd-winter, Helvick, 21 Feb 2013 PM Walsh

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Ring-billed Gull, adult, Tramore boating lake, 18 Feb 2013 D Clarke

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Buzzard, east Waterford, 15 Feb 2013 D Weldon

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Red-breasted Merganser, male, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 14 Feb 2013 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Great Northern Diver, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 14 Feb 2013 AD Malcolm

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Great Black-backed Gulls feeding on Porpoise, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 14 Feb 2013 AD Malcolm

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Iceland Gull, 2nd-winter, Helvick, 9 Feb 2013 M Cowming

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Mediterranean Gull, 2nd-winter E666, Curragh, Ardmore, 6 Feb 2013 AD Malcolm - ringed Antwerp 2011

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Kingfisher, Lismore, 5 Feb 2013 D Clarke

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Brent Goose 'KBWB', Curragh, Ardmore, 4 Feb 2013 AD Malcolm - ringed Dungarvan 18/12/08

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Brent Geese KARY & KPRY, Curragh, Ardmore, 4 Feb 2013 AD Malcolm - ringed W Iceland May 2008

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Little Egret, Ardmore, 2 Feb 2013 AD Malcolm

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Otter, Curragh, Ardmore, 2 Feb 2013 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Jay, Lismore, 2 Feb 2013 D Clarke

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Kingfisher, Lismore, 2 Feb 2013 D Clarke

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Treecreeper, Lismore, 2 Feb 2013 D Clarke

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D Clarke

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Sparrowhawk, Lismore, 2 Feb 2013 D Clarke

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Kestrel, Lismore, 2 Feb 2013 D Clarke

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Chough, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 1 Feb 2013 AD Malcolm

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Great Northern Diver, Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 1 Feb 2013 AD Malcolm

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Great Northern Diver, Dungarvan, 1 Feb 2013 D Clarke

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Buzzard, west Waterford, 1 Feb 2013 D Clarke

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