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Waterford bird reports for January 2013

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

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JANUARY 2013
 
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Thurs 31 Jan:
DUNGARVAN:  SPOONBILL nr pitch & putt course, Slavonian Grebe & Long-tailed Duck off Ballynacourty, another Long-tailed Duck inside Cunnigar tip, & 3 Green Sandpiper at Brickey canal.
 
Weds 30 Jan:
DUNMORE EAST:  4 Iceland Gulls (2 2nd-winters & 2 1st-winters), 2 Glaucous Gulls (1st-winter & 2nd-winter) & a Mediterranean Gull.
Nr KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Female Hen Harrier.
 
Tues 29 Jan:
DUNGARVAN:  Green Sandpiper at Brickey canal, Brambling & Blackcap at Strandside.
 
Mon 28 Jan:
DUNGARVAN:  2 Long-tailed Ducks off Lookout.
 
Sun 27 Jan:
DUNGARVAN:  SPOONBILL off pitch & putt course, Blackcap & 2 Bramblings at Strandside.
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake, 2 Blackcaps (male & female) at Pickardstown.
DUNMORE EAST:  1st-winter CASPIAN GULL (briefly), 1st-winter Iceland Gull & 2 Glaucous Gulls (1st-winter & 2nd-winter).
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Sat 26 Jan:
DUNMORE EAST:  1st-winter CASPIAN GULL (briefly), 2nd-winter Iceland Gull, 2 Glaucous Gulls (1st-winter & 2nd-winter), Mediterranean Gull, 10 Purple Sandpipers and 2 Porpoises.
TRAMORE:  Adult Little Gull at strand, adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake.
WATERFORD CITY:  Blackcap at King's Channel.
ANNESTOWN:  2 Water Rails.
TIBBERAGHNY (Co Kilkenny):  282 Greylag Geese & 36 Whooper Swans.
COOLFIN / DERRIGAL:  Green Sandpiper at Clodiagh Bridge, 18 Whooper Swans, 67 Greylag Geese & a hybrid goose (Barnacle x?) at Derrigal cross.
DUNGARVAN:  Female Blackcap at Strandside, Abbeyside.
BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  60 Whooper Swans nt Ballyduff.
 
Fri 25 Jan:
DUNMORE EAST:  1st-winter CASPIAN GULL still present.
 
Thurs 24 Jan:
DUNMORE EAST:  1st-winter CASPIAN GULL (2nd county record) & 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull.
DUNGARVAN:  2 female/immature Goosanders at Killongford, SPOONBILL nr pitch & putt course, adult dark-bellied Brent Goose at Cunnigar tip, 1st-winter SURF SCOTER inside Cunnigar tip, Slavonian Grebe & 2 Long-tailed Ducks off Ballynacourty pier, & totals of 103 Great Crested Grebes & 12 Great Northern Divers around bay.
CLONEA STRAND:  350 Brent Geese, 6 Great Northern Divers & 11 Red-throated Divers.
LISMORE:  Kingfisher.
WEST WATERFORD:  2 Buzzards.
 
Weds 23 Jan:
Nr KILMACTHOMAS:  26 Yellowhammers. 
Tues 22 Jan:
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull, 13 Gadwall & 5 Shoveler at boating lake.
RAM HEAD:  5 Common Scoter & 11 Red-throated Divers E, & 2 Fin Whales.
 
Mon 21 Jan:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Spotted Redshank.
Nr WATERFORD CITY:  Brambling at IDA Park, Cork Road.
 
Sun 20 Jan:
Nr DUNGARVAN:  Barn Owl.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK on small lake, Shoveler & pair of Gadwall.
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR:  35 Whooper Swans
TRAMORE:  14 Waxwings at Ard na Groi estate, adult Ring-billed Gull, 26 Gadwall & 9 Shoveler at boating lake, Gadwall at Lisselan, Fin Whale off Tramore Bay.
DUNMORE EAST:  Mediterranean Gull, 2 Glaucous Gulls (1st-winter & 2nd-winter) & 7 Purple Sandpipers.
 
Sat 19 Jan:
WATERFORD BIRD-RACE:  2 teams recorded 91 & 92 species heard or seen by 3+ observers (overall species total 103).
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Red Grouse & Woodcock.
Nr WHITING BAY:  Adult Mediterranean Gull & 2 Tree Sparrows.
HELVICK:  1st-winter Glaucous Gull & 6 Great Northern Divers.
DUNGARVAN:  1st-winter male SURF SCOTER & 2 Long-tailed Ducks off the Lookout, 2 Long-tailed Ducks off Ballinacourty, SPOONBILL & Jack Snipe at the Cunnigar, 2 Brambling at Abbeyside & 10+ Great Northern Divers.
STRADBALLY COVE:  Dipper.
BUNMAHON/SEAFIELD:  Kingfisher.
BOATSTRAND:  1st-winter Glaucous Gull.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  2 Long-tailed Ducks.
Nr WATERFORD CITY:  Male Brambling at IDA estate, Cork Road.
DUNMORE EAST:  Purple Sandpiper.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Fri 18 Jan:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: Short-eared Owl, 2 Kingfishers, Shoveler & 31 Little Grebes at Lisselan.
 
Thurs 17 Jan:
DUNGARVAN:  1st-winter male SURF SCOTER still off the Lookout.
TRAMORE:  12 Waxwings at Crobally Heights.
DUNMORE EAST:  1st-winter Glaucous Gull.
 
Weds 16 Jan:
DUNMORE EAST:  1st-winter Glaucous Gull & Purple Sandpipers.
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull & colour-ringed adult Mediterranean Gull at boating lake (Med Gull ringed as a chick at Lady's Island Lake,  Co Wexford in 2005 & last reported in 2007, again at Tramore).
BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  133 Whooper Swans.
 
Tues 15 Jan:
RAM HEAD:  5 Red-throated Divers.
 
Mon 14 Jan:
WATERFORD CITY:  2 Blackcaps (male & female) at Francis Street.
BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  73 Whooper Swans west of Lismore.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Sun 13 Jan:
RAM HEAD:  Merlin.
DUNGARVAN:  SPOONBILL roosting off pitch and putt course, 1st-winter male SURF SCOTER off lookout, BLACK-NECKED GREBE off Ballinacourty, single Waxwing feeding on berries on the Coolagh road roundabout, 3 Bramblings at Strandside, Abbeyside, & 2 Green Sandpipers at Brickey canal.
CLONEA STRAND:  2 Whimbrel at Ballinclamper, 3 Great Northern Divers at Ballyvoyle.
BALLYVOONEY:  Common Scoter
BROWNSWOOD (nr Portlaw):  Jay.
Nr WATERFORD CITY:  Male Brambling at IDA Park, Cork Road.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  3 Long-tailed Ducks at Backstrand, Merlin at boating lake.
DUNMORE EAST:  1st-winter Glaucous Gull & 4 Purple Sandpipers.
EAST WATERFORD:  2 Buzzards.
 
Sat 12 Jan:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Spotted Redshank.
DUNGARVAN:  BLACK-NECKED GREBE off Gold Coast, 5 Common Scoter off Ballynacourty pier, dark-bellied Brent Goose at Duckspool.
DRUM HILLS:  Woodcock over N25 nr Coolroe.
 
Fri 11 Jan:
DUNGARVAN:  1st-winter male SURF SCOTER off Lookout.
BALLYVOONEY:  Common Scoter.
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull, 3 Shoveler & 31 Gadwall at boating lake.
 
Thurs 10 Jan:
TRAMORE:  Ring-billed Gull, Shoveler & 25 Gadwall at boating lake.
LEMYBRIEN:  Woodcock over the N25.
BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  142 Whooper Swans, Lismore to west of Ballyduff.
WEST WATERFORD:  2 Buzzards.
 
Weds 9 Jan:
SOUTH KILKENNY:  Buzzard.
TRAMORE:  Ring-billed Gull & 24 Gadwall at boating lake.
KILBARRY BOG (nr Waterford city):  Kingfisher & 25 Siskins along Tramore Road walkway.
DUNGARVAN:  1st-winter male SURF SCOTER again off Lookout, female Blackcap in Dungarvan town.
HELVICK HEAD:  20 Common Dolphins.
RAM HEAD:  3 Red-throated Divers W & 30 Common Dolphins.
 
Tues 8 Jan:
DUNGARVAN TOWN:  5 Waxwings at Byrneville, male Brambling at Abbeyside.
SEAFIELD (nr Bunmahon):  2 Green Sandpipers.
 
Sun 6 Jan:
Nr CASTLE DODARD:  Woodcock.
KEEREEN (nr Clashmore):  10 Whooper Swans.
DUNGARVAN:  SPOONBILL off pitch & putt course, BLACK-NECKED GREBE off Ballynacouty pier.
CLONEA STRAND:  Whimbrel at Ballinclamper.
Nr MOTHEL / CLONEA POWER:  Male Hen Harrier.
TRAMORE:  10 Waxwings at Ard na Groi estate, adult dark-bellied Brent Goose, 4 Shoveler & 2 Goldeneye at Lisselan, 2 Gadwall nr spits, 4 Shoveler & 35 Gadwall at boating lake.
DUNMORE EAST:  Purple Sandpiper.
Nr WATERFORD CITY:  Male Brambling at  Holycross / IDA park, Cork Road.
 
Sat 5 Jan:
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  12 Stock Doves & 40+ Yellowhammers at Newport East.
DUNGARVAN:  BLACK BRANT & 3 Long-tailed Duck off pitch & putt course, Chiffchaff at Brickey canal, 60+ Snipe at Killongford pool.
BALLYVOONEY COVE:  Common Scoter.
TRAMORE:  14 Waxwings at Seafield cul-de-sac.
DUNMORE EAST:  5 Purple Sandpipers.
Nr WATERFORD CITY:  Male Brambling at IDA park, Cork Road.
 
Fri 4 Jan:
BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  140 Whooper Swans & 2 Shoveler.
WHITING BAY:  Tree Sparrow.
ARDMORE:  2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & 2nd-winter).
DUNGARVAN:  BLACK-NECKED GREBE off Ballynacourty pier, 1st-winter male SURF SCOTER off Lookout.
TRAMORE:  15 Waxwings at Seafield, 29 Gadwall & a Shoveler at boating lake.
 
Thurs 3 Jan:
DUNMORE EAST:  2nd-winter Glaucous Gull (video) & 5 Purple Sandpipers.
TRAMORE:  15 Waxwings (video) at Seafield cul-de-sac, Tramore town; 24 Gadwall & 2 Long-tailed Duck.
BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  168 Whooper Swans (119 Lismore-Ballyduff, 49 west of Ballyduff).
 
Weds 2 Jan:
TRAMORE TOWN:  15 Waxwings nr Newtown Hill estate.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Tues 1 Jan:
RAM HEAD:  2 Pomarine Skuas & 2 Porpoises.
DRUM HILLS:  Male Hen Harrier.
DUNGARVAN:  SPOONBILL off the pitch & putt club, BLACK BRANT in pitch & putt grounds, 1st-winter male SURF SCOTER off the Lookout, Green Sandpiper at Brickey canal, &  Crossbill nr Gold Coast.
BUNMAHON:  Green Sandpiper at Seafield.
KILMEADEN:  2 Jays.
PORTLAW:  c300 Greylag Geese, 14 Whooper Swans & a Green Sandpiper at Derrigal
Cross.
MID WATERFORD:  2 Buzzards.
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull , 38 Gadwall & 5 Shoveler at boating lake,  Black Redstart & 2 Chiffchaffs at W end of beach, 15 Waxwings at Seafield estate, Spotted Redshank, Long-tailed Duck & Shoveler at Backstrand, & Kingfisher at Clohernagh.
DUNMORE EAST:  6 Purple Sandpipers.

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Long-tailed Duck, the Lookout, Dungarvan, 31 Jan 2013 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Iceland Gull, 2nd-winter, Dunmore East, 30 Jan 2013 R Zamora

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R Zamora

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Green Sandpiper, Brickey canal, 29 Jan 2013 D Clarke

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Caspian Gull, 1st-winter, Dunmore East, 27 Jan 2013 videograb P Archer

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Blackcap, male, Pickardstown, Tramore, 27 Jan 2013 N McCarthy

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Blackcap, female, Pickardstown, Tramore, 27 Jan 2013 N McCarthy

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Iceland Gull, 1st-winter, Dunmore East, 27 Jan 2013 R Zamora

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R Zamora

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Iceland Gull, 2nd-winter, Dunmore East, 26 Jan 2013 M Cowming

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Glaucous Gull, 1st-winter, Dunmore East, 26 Jan 2013 M Cowming

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Blackcap, female, Strandside, Dungarvan, 26 Jan 2013 D Clarke

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Lesser Redpoll, Strandside, Dungarvan, 26 Jan 2013 D Clarke

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Siskin, Strandside, Dungarvan, 26 Jan 2013 D Clarke

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Whooper Swans, near Ballyduff, 26 Jan 2013 D Clarke

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Caspian Gull, 1st-winter, Dunmore East, 24 Jan 2013 P Archer

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P Archer

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P Archer

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P Archer

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Mediterranean Gull, 1st-winter, Dunmore East, 24 Jan 2013 P Archer

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Chough, Ballinclamper, Clonea Strand, 24 Jan 2013 AD Malcolm

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Grey Plover & Redshank, Ballinclamper, Clonea Strand, 24 Jan 2013 AD Malcolm

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Kingfisher, Lismore canal, 24 Jan 2013 D Clarke

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Fin Whale, Ram Head, 22 Jan 2013 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Oystercatcher, colour-ringed, Ardmore strand, 22 Jan 2013 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Ring-billed Gull, adult, Tramore boating lake, 20 Jan 2013 N McCarthy

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Red-breasted Mergansers, Tramore Backstrand, 20 Jan 2013 N McCarthy

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Mediterranean Gull, adult with Black-headed Gulls, Dunmore East, 20 Jan 2013 R Zamora

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R Zamora

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R Zamora

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Glaucous Gull, 2nd-winter, Dunmore East, 20 Jan 2013 R Zamora

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Black-headed Gull, 1st-winter, Tramore, 18 Jan 2013 T McParland

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Buzzard feeding on earthworms, west Waterford, 18 Jan 2013 D Clarke

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D Clarke

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Glaucous Gull, 1st-winter, Dunmore East, 17 Jan 2013 R Zamora

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R Zamora

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R Zamora

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R Zamora

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Common Gull, colour-ringed, Tramore boating lake, 17 Jan 2013 R Zamora

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Ring-billed Gull, Tramore boating lake, 16 Jan 2013 P Archer

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Mediterranean Gull, colour-ringed adult, Tramore boating lake, 16 Jan 2013 P Archer

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Herring Gull, net-entangled 1st-winter, Dunmore East, 16 Jan 2013 P Archer

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Bramblings (with Greenfinches & Chaffinches), Abbeyside, Dungarvan, 13 Jan 2013 D Clarke

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D Clarke

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Waxwing, Coolagh Rd, Dungarvan, 13 Jan 2013 R Zamora

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R Zamora

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Buzzard, east Waterford, 13 Jan 2013 R Zamora

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R Zamora

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Great Northern Diver, juvenile/first-winter, Ferry Point, 11 Jan 2013 T Kennedy

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Brent Geese, including colour-ringed 'BK', Curragh, Ardmore, 11 Jan 2013 AD Malcolm

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Glaucous Gull, 2nd-winter, Dunmore East, 3 Jan 2013 D Weldon

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Green Sandpiper, Brickey canal, Dungarvan, 1 Jan 2013 D Clarke

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D Clarke

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Surf Scoter, 1st-winter male, Dungarvan, 1 Jan 2013 D Clarke

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Waxwing, Tramore, 1 Jan 2013 R Zamora

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Purple Sandpipers, Dunmore East, 1 Jan 2013 R Zamora

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R Zamora

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