Thurs 31 Jan:
DUNGARVAN: 2 Brambling in garden at Abbeyside.
CLONEA STRAND: Iceland Gull at Ballinclamper.
Weds 30 Jan:
BLACKWATER CALLOWS: *2 CATTLE EGRETS at Ballysaggart More
(grid ref X0199), north side of Blackwater between Lismore and Ballyduff; said to have been present for some time.
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: Male Hen Harrier.
BALLYVOONEY COVE: Black Redstart.
East of BALLYDOWANE COVE: Another Black Redstart.
Thur 29 Jan:
Near STRADBALLY / LEMYBRIEN: 10 CATTLE EGRETS at Drumlohan
BALLYVOONEY COVE: 2 Puffins.
CLONEA STRAND: Water Pipit at Ballinclamper.
HELVICK HEAD: 2 Iceland & 2 Glaucous
Sun 27 Jan:
Near STRADBALLY / LEMYBRIEN: *10 CATTLE EGRETS
at Drumlohan Cross Roads (grid ref S3600), with 3 Little Egrets; also a Brambling with c200 Chaffinches.
(3 suspected Cattle Egrets were seen here on 6 Jan but only Little Egrets were confirmed until today.)
DUNGARVAN: BLACK-NECKED GREBE, BLACK
BRANT & Long-tailed Duck.
KILMURRAY, nr Dungarvan: 110+ Stock Doves.
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: Hen Harrier.
RAM HEAD: 3 Red-throated Divers.
WHITING BAY: 1 Choughs & a dead Common Seal.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR: Hybrid Whooper x Mute Swan adult
& 44 Tufted Duck.
Sat 26 Jan:
CLONEA STRAND: WATER PIPIT again at Ballinclamper.
DUNGARVAN: 2 female Eider & 3 Great Northern Divers
in outer bay.
RIVER BRICKEY: Kingfisher at Knockmaun, & Green
HELVICK HEAD: 2 1st-winter Glaucous Gulls & 2
1st-winter Iceland Gulls.
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: 2 Crossbills north of Knockadav;
2 Woodcock and a calling Red Grouse SE of Knockshanahullion.
Fri 25 Jan:
CLONEA STRAND: WATER PIPIT at Ballinclamper.
Sun 20 Jan:
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: 7 Crossbills north of Knockadav.
HELVICK HEAD: 1st-winter Iceland Gull at pier.
DUNGARVAN: Long-tailed Duck & 2 female Eiders
in bay; total 6 Common Seals (4 Ballyneety, 1 quay, 1 off pitch & putt).
CLONEA STRAND: Whimbrel & 3 Purple Sandpipers at Ballinclamper.
TIBBERAGHNY BOG (Co Kilkenny): Adult White-fronted Goose,
166 Greylag Geese, 44 Whooper Swans, 13 Little Egrets & 82 Hooded Crows.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 774 Brent Geese & 230 Knot.
Sat 19 Jan:
WATERFORD CITY: Male Blackcap at King's Channel.
CLONEA STRAND: 4 Great Northern Divers off Ballinclamper.
DUNGARVAN: BLACK-NECKED GREBE & Common
Seal off pitch & putt, 2 female Eiders off Ballynacourty pier.
TEMPLEMICHAEL (lower Blackwater): Common Sandpiper.
Thurs 17 Jan:
DUNGARVAN (I-WeBS count): BLACK-NECKED GREBE & Long-tailed Duck inside Cunnigar-tip (off pitch & putt), 2 CATTLE EGRETS nr
Killongford, 2 female Eiders off Ballynacourty pier, Whimbrel at Ballynagaul, adult BLACK
BRANT and adult dark-bellied Brent at the pitch & putt club, c840 light-bellied Brent,
& 8 Great Northern Divers.
CLONEA STRAND: Whimbrel, Purple Sandpiper, 26 Sanderling & 19 Chough at Ballinclamper,
10 Great Northern & 6 Red-throated Divers.
GULL ISLAND (Stradbally/Ballyvooney): Adult or 3rd-winter Yellow-legged
Gull with 247 Great Black-backed & 192 Herring Gulls.
Weds 16 Jan:
Nr YOUGHAL: *GLOSSY IBIS flying
over the Youghal dump area (Cork/Waterford), then flew up the River Blackwater - the first Co Waterford record since
RAM HEAD: Arctic Skua, 3 Red-throated Divers, & 2 Porpoises with calves.
DUNGARVAN: Black Redstart at Ard Scoil na nDeise carpark.
Nr VILLIERSTOWN (lower Blackwater): Green-winged Teal.
Sun 13 Jan:
HELVICK HEAD: Black Redstart on pier, 14 Great Crested
Grebes, 177 Herring Gulls & 130 Great Black-backed Gulls.
DUNGARVAN: 2 female Eiders off Ballynacourty pier, Whimbrel
& Black Guillemot at Knockanpower Lower, 14 Great Northern Divers, 1 Red-throated Diver & 44 Great Crested Grebes.
CLONEA STRAND: Merlin, 9 Great Northern Divers, 2
Purple Sandpipers, 16 Sanderling & 12 Choughs, Ballinclamper / Ballinard.
TRAMORE BOATING LAKE: Otter.
Sat 12 Jan:
DUNMORE EAST: Black Redstart in Inner Harbour / pier area.
RATHMOYLAN: Tree Sparrow.
CASTLETOWN FEN: Male Blackcap.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 2 Long-tailed Ducks.
TRAMORE BOATING LAKE: Adult Ring-billed Gull & adult
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR: Female Goosander (at east side)
& 54 Whooper Swans.
DUNGARVAN: Black Redstart at Devonshire Bridge, female
Blackcap in a garden.
RAM HEAD: c150 Common Dolphins.
WHITING BAY: 13 Choughs.
Nr WHITING BAY: 2 Tree Sparrows at Ardoginna Head,
Black Redstart at Goat Island.
Weds 9 Jan:
DUNGARVAN: Eider off Ballynacourty.
Tues 8 Jan:
Nr STRADBALLY: 2 Bramblings with 300 Chaffinches at Drumlohan
Cross Roads, also 4 Little Egrets.
Sun 6 Jan:
DUNGARVAN: 2 Eiders in bay.
BALLINARD: Female Brambling.
CLONEA STRAND: Whimbrel & Purple Sandpiper at Ballinclamper.
BALLYDOWANE: Black Redstart.
Sat 5 Jan:
DUNGARVAN: 2 CATTLE EGRETS still present.
ARDMORE BEACH: 2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult + 2nd-winter).
Nr WHITING BAY: Up to 20 Tree Sparrows at same farm as
last winter (Springfield / Ballysallagh area), 2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull in adjacent fields.
CAMPHIRE (Bride/Blackwater confluence): Black Swan feeding
with Whooper Swans; also recorded in November 2007, and presumably an escapee (or free-flying bird) from a collection.
RINCREW (Tourig/Blackwater estuary): 4th-winter Yellow-legged
Gull & 1st-winter Glaucous Gull.
Fri 4 Jan:
WATERFORD CITY RING ROAD: *CATTLE EGRET, at Six Cross Roads
Weds 2 Jan:
GARRARUS: *CATTLE EGRET present since 25 December.
Tues 1 Jan:
DUNGARVAN: 2 CATTLE EGRETS still present near
Killongford; adult BLACK BRANT & 2 adult Dark-bellied Brent Geese
at pitch & putt field.