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Brownstown Head report archives

2012
 
Sun 5 Aug:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Hummingbird Hawk-moth.
 
Sat 4 Aug:
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.

Sun 22 July:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  865 Manx Shearwaters W, 41 Common Scoter E (12 W), Great Skua E, 6 Arctic Skuas E, 2 Arctic/Pomarine Skuas W & 5 Puffins W (seawatch 06:40-10:40).
 
Sat 21 July:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  620 Manx Shearwaters E (seawatch 18:45-19:45).

Sat 30 June:.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  6 Crossbills flew SW.

Mon 28 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Tree Sparrow.
 
Fri 11 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  110 Whimbrel, White Wagtail, 7 Wheatears & a Tree Sparrow.
 
Thurs 10 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  18 adult Pomarine Skuas W (13 adults E), Great Skua E, 272 Manx Shearwaters E (174 W) & 5 Swifts W (seawatch 17:00-19:00); 1st/2nd-winter Glaucous Gull W & 58 Whimbrel.
 
Weds 9 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  198 Common Scoter E (40 W) & 4 Great Northern Divers W (2 E) (seawatch 09:35-10:35); 70 Whimbrel & 2 Tree Sparrows.
 
Tues 8 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  65 Whimbrel.
 
Mon 7 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  White Wagtail, Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroats& 2 Blackcaps.
 
Sun 6 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  65 Whimbrel, Grasshopper Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 4 Blackcaps & 5+ Whitethroats.
 
Sat 5 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  18 Wheatears, 3 Blackcaps & 6 Whitethroats.
 
Weds 2 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  19 Wheatears, Whitethroat & 2 Blackcaps, also an unidentified redstart species.
 
Tues 1 May:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Whitethroat & c10 Willow Warblers.

Sun 22 Apr:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 6+ Whimbrel W & 2 Tree Sparrows.
 
Sat 14 Apr:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  2 Blackcaps, 2 Wheatears & 2 Tree Sparrows.
 
Sun 8 Apr:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  'SIBERIAN' CHIFFCHAFF still present, Tree Sparrow & 16 Willow Warblers.
 
Sun 1 Apr:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  'SIBERIAN' CHIFFCHAFF still present (1st-summer, ringed today) (video), 3 Willow Warblers, female Ring Ouzel (video & here), Black Redstart & Merlin.

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Ring Ouzel, Brownstown Head, 1 Apr 2012 M Cowming

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Ring Ouzel, Brownstown Head, 1 Apr 2012 D Weldon

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Siberian Chiffchaff, 1st-summer, Brownstown Head, 1 Apr 2012 PM Walsh

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Sun 8 Jan:
DUNMORE EAST to BROWNSTOWN HEAD (from boat):  Fin Whale, 2 Porpoises, 2-3 Great Skuas, 6 Common Scoter, Great Northern Diver & Red-throated Diver. (Also 3 Fin Whales, 30+ Common Dolphins & 3-5 Great Skuas SE of Hook Head, Co Wexford.)

Fri 31 Mar:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Red-legged Partridge, male Blackcap, 2 Willow Warblers, 4 Wheatears, 4 Common Scoter flew W.
 
Thurs 30 Mar:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Blackcap, c5 Willow Warblers & c5 Chiffchaffs.
 
Thurs 29 Mar:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  *'SIBERIAN' CHIFFCHAFF still present in gardens area, calling frequently (sound-file), also 2 Wheatears.
 
Tues 27 Mar:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  *'SIBERIAN' CHIFFCHAFF again in main garden, heard calling today - further details.
 
Sun 25 Mar:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Tree Sparrow, Willow Warbler & 3 Chiffchaffs, including 1 *'SIBERIAN' CHIFFCHAFF (not identified until 27 Mar).
 
Sun 18 Mar:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  2 Chiffchaffs.
 
Sat 17 Mar:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Chiffchaff, White Wagtail and 3 Black Redstarts (including adult male).
 
Tues 13 Mar:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Black Redstart & Chiffchaff.

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'Siberian' Chiffchaff, Brownstown Head, 27 Mar 2012 P Archer

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K Mullarney

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