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Bird records Co Waterford July-August 2007

 
Waterford bird records July-August 2007 (details subject to verification or correction)
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See migrant Lepidoptera page also (highlights below)

August 2007
 
Mon 27 Aug:
CLONEA STRAND:  2 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Ballinclamper.
 
Sun 26 Aug:
BELLE LAKE: 2 juvenile Reed Warblers & 18 Sedge Warblers ringed, Water Rail calling.
 
Sat 25 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  Spotted Flycatcher.
 
GLENDOG (nr Ballylemon):  Spotted Flycatcher.
CLONEA STRAND:  2 Roseate Terns (adult + juvenile) at Ballinclamper.
BELLE LAKE: Juvenile Reed Warbler & 20 Sedge Warblers ringed, Water Rail calling.
 
Sun 19 Aug::
BELLE LAKE:  Water Rail.
 
Sat 18 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  CORY'S SHEARWATER, Balearic Shearwater, 5-6 Sooty Shearwaters. 6-7 Storm Petrels, Arctic Skua & lots of Common Dolphins.
DUNGARVAN:  Ruff & Mediterranean Gull at Killongford, 2 Mediterranean Gulls at Ballyneety.  Also, a colour-marked Black-tailed Godwit seen here today had been ringed as an adult male at the Tagus Estuary, Portugal on 22.02.07 , and was also seen at the Medway Estuary, Kent, SE England on 1 & 4.04.07. 
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Convolvulus Hawk-moth.
 
Fri 17 Aug:
MINE HEAD:  Leathery Turtle (seen from Ram Head).
 
Tues 14 Aug:
CLONEA STRAND:  Ruff at Ballinclamper.
 
Sun 12 Aug:
Nr AGLISH:  Barn Owl.
MINE HEAD:  40 Choughs.
 
Sat 11 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  14 Puffins & a Great Skua flew west.
DUNGARVAN:  4 Mediterranean Gulls  - 1st-summer & 2 juveniles at Ballynacourty, 1st-summer at Ballyneety.
 
Fri 10 Aug:
RAM HEAD:  Great Skua and 9-13 Porpoises.
 
Mon 6 Aug:
DUNGARVAN:  1st-summer Mediterranean Gull  at Ballyneety, adult Mediterranean Gull & 2 Kingfishers at Barnawee; also a dead Otter on Barnawee bridge.
CLONEA STRAND:  1st-summer Mediterranean Gull at Ballinclamper.
BELLE LAKE:  14 Sedge Warblers ringed,Water Rail calling.
 
Sun 5 Aug:
WHITING BAY:  Adult Black Tern & juvenile Mediterranean Gull.
BELLE LAKE:  Water Rail calling.
 
Sat 4 Aug:
HELVICK HEAD:  Balearic Shearwater (also recorded on various dates sincec 25 July).
DUNGARVAN:  1st-summer Mediterranean Gull at the Cunnigar.
CLONEA STRAND:  Adult Little Gull and 1st-summer Mediterranean Gull at Ballinclamper.
BELLE LAKE:  4 Reed Warblers (2 juveniles & an alarm-calling pair).
 
Fri 3 Aug:
WHITING BAY:  Juvenile Mediterranean Gull.
HELVICK HEAD:  7 Storm Petrels & 2 Arctic Skuas.
DUNGARVAN:  1st-summer Little Gull at the Cunnigar, adult Mediterranean Gull at Barnawee.
CLONEA STRAND:  1st-summer Mediterranean Gull with white colour-ring '3H97' at Ballinclamper - originally ringed as a chick at Fiskeholm, Helnaes, Bugt, Fyn, Denmark, and previously seen (29/11/2006) at Beauport, Paimpol, Cotes d'Armor, France.
 
Weds 1 Aug:
CHEEKPOINT:  HOBBY chasing Swallows about the pier (c2000 hrs).
KILMEADEN POOLS:  Green Sandpiper & 15+ Red Admirals.
TRAMORE BAY:  2 Arctic Skuas.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  8 Common Sandpipers at Kilmacleague.

July 2007
 
Last updated 27 Sept 2007
 
Tues 31 July:
WATERFORD CITY: 2 Buzzards also calling over the city centre.
WATERFORD HARBOUR:  Humpback Whale between Dunmore East and Hook Head - see Irish Whale and Dolphin Group website for further details.
 
Sun 29-Tues 31 July:
Nr TRAMORE:  2 Buzzards present, calling, each day; also one at another site in Tramore area, 30 July.
 
Sun 29 July:
BELLE LAKE:  3 Reed Warblers, 16 Sedge Warblers & 2 Blackcaps ringed.
 
Sat 28 July:
DUNGARVAN:  1st-summer Mediterranean Gull at Ballyneety.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Delicate moth.
 
Fri 27 July:
KILMURRAY, nr Dungarvan:  Long-eared Owl.
HELVICK HEAD:  A Sooty Shearwater flew west, also 500+ Manx Shearwaters and 2+ Storm Petrels feeding off the mouth of Dungarvan Bay.
 
Weds 25 July:
HELVICK HEAD:  Balearic Shearwater, 2 Great Shearwaters, Sooty Shearwater, Arctic Skua & small numbers of Storm Petrels.
RAM HEAD:  Total of 76 large Kittiwake chicks (some very close to fledging) at study plots that held 154 occupied nests in early June - estimated productivity of 0.49 fledglings per nest, down from 0.7 in 2006.
 
Sun 22 July:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  64 Little Egrets.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Wheatear & 2 Willow Warblers; Delicate moth.
 
Sat 21 July:
COMERAGH MOUNTAINS:  Good numbers of Ravens & Wheatears.
 
Fri 20 July:
GREAT NEWTOWN HEAD:  4 Storm Petrels.
 
Sun 15 July:
DUNGARVAN:  2 Mediterranean Gulls (2nd-summer in bay, 1st-wummer at Ballyneety).
CLONEA STRAND:  3 Great Northern Divers.
 
Sat 14 July:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  A turtle species close inshore.
 
Weds 11 July:
EAST KNOCKMEALDOWNS:  Male Hen Harrier.
 
Tues 10 July:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  2 Delicate moths.
 
Mon 9 July:
KILBRIDE SOUTH (nr Tramore):  11 Ravens.
 
Sun 8 July:
BALLINDUD (Outer Ring Road):  Long-eared Owl.
Nr RATHGORMUCK:  Spotted Flycatcher & Dipper.
 
Sat 7 July:
BALLINARD (nr Clonea):  2 Arctic Skuas & 6 Common Scoter.
nr LISMORE:  Spotted Flycatcher pair.
Nr KNOCKBRACK QUARRY:  3 Yellowhammers.
BALLYSCANLAN:  Long-eared Owl chick calling.
TRAMORE BAY:  Arctic Skua.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  2 Delicate moths.
 
Fri 6 July:
STRANCALLY (lower Blackwater):  Spotted Flycatcher & 2 Jays.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  2 Delicate moths.
 
Weds 4 July:
DUNGARVAN:  A Guillemot found dead at the Cunnigar today had been ringed on Great Saltee island, Co Wexford on 21 June 1993.
CLONEA STRAND:  1st-summer Little Gull still present; also good numbers of Storm Petrels visible offshore from here and HELVICK HEAD.
Nr LISMORE:  Dipper and Spotted Flycatcher.
 
Sun 1 July:
CLONEA STRAND:  Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skuas & 1st-summer Mediterranean Gull at Ballinclamper.

.click below for larger images

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Roseate Terns (adult + juvenile), Ballinclamper, 25 Aug 2007 M Cowming

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Convolvulus Hawk-moth, Brownstown Head, 18 Aug 2007 PM Walsh

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Reed Warbler, juvenile, Belle Lake, 29 July 2007 PM Walsh

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Sedge Warbler, Belle Lake, 29 July 2007 PM Walsh

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Blackcap, juvenile, Belle Lake, 29 July 2007 PM Walsh

Note: Sightings listed here are reports, not necessarily authenticated records.  * = species for which the Irish Rare Birds Committee currently requires substantiating descriptions or photographs.  Records are regularly updated, and older records added or amended where necessary .  Many thanks to observers who provided records above - any further records (current or older) would be appreciated.  
 
Please email any sightings, or text details of scarcer species to 0861701599; to report sightings of rarities to the national  Birds of Ireland News Service (BINS), phone 01-8307364.

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