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Bird reports for June 2012

 
Waterford bird records June 2012 (details subject to verification or correction)
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June 2012
 
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Sat 30 June:.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  2 Common Sandpipers at ballynatray, 2 Spotted Flycatchers at Newport East.
DUNGARVAN:  4 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & 3 1st-summers) & adult Whooper Swan at Ballyneety. 2 adult Roseate Terns & 8+ Mediterranean Gulls at Killongford.
BALLYSCANLAN LAKE:  10+ Common Newts in plantation.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  6 Crossbills flew SW.
 
Fri 29 June:.
DUNGARVAN:  *GULL-BILLED TERN at Ballyneety (1st county record) (video & here).
 
Weds 27 June:.
EAST WATERFORD:  2 Buzzards.
 
Tues 26 June:.
DRUM HILLS:  Pair of Woodcock nr Moyng Little.
 
Mon 25 June:.
BALLYSCANLAN:  Long-eared Owl.
MONAVULLAGH MOUNTAINS:  Male Hen Harrier.
Nr LISMORE:  Spotted Flycatcher nr Towers.
WEST WATERFORD:  Pair of Buzzards.
 
Sun 24 June:.
CARRICKAVRANTRY:  HOBBY & Merlin.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
RAM HEAD:  Cuckoo.
DRUM HILLS:  3-5 Woodcock, Toor Cross Roads / Reamanagh West; Spotted Flycatcher.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  2 Reed Warblers at Clashmore Broads (carrying food at Dooneen Quay & singing south of Clashmore Quay); pair of Spotted Flycatchers nr D'Loughtane Cross Roads.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Sat 23 June:.
RAM HEAD: Cuckoo.
HELVICK HEAD:  2 Pomarine Skuas & 3 Puffins (seawatch 1330-1400); Arctic Skua, Storm Petrel & 14 Puffins W (4 E) (seawatch 16:55-17:55).
DUNGARVAN:  Common Sandpiper at Ballyneety, 150+ Bar-tailed Godwith nr Ballynagaul.
COMERAGH MOUNTAINS:  WHITE-TAILED EAGLE (presumed wandering bird from Co Kerry reintroduction programme).
BUNMAHON:  2 Storm Petrels W (seawatch 13:50-14:40).
Nr FENOR:  Merlin.
 
Fri 22 June:.
Nr KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Male Hen Harrier.
EAST WATERFORD:   Buzzard.
 
Tues 19 June:.
CROHAUN:  Long-eared Owl chicks calling.
MOCOLLOP GLEN (nr Ballyduff):  Spotted Flycatcher & 2 Jays.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
EAST WATERFORD:  2 Buzzard chicks.
 
Sat 16 June:.
Nr VILLIERSTOWN:  3 Long-eared Owls (adult & 2 juveniles) (video).
HELVICK HEAD:  6 Storm Petrels W (seawatch 12:30-13:00).
DUNGARVAN:  Female Cuckoo (brown morph) at Cunnigar,
BUNMAHON:  Storm Petrel W.
 
Fri 15 June:.
Nr MONEYGORM:  Bank Vole.
 
Thurs 14 June:.
KILBARRY BOG:  Grasshopper Warbler.
 
Weds 13 June:.
Nr VILLIERSTOWN:  Long-eared Owls at two locations (adult & 3 young at one, 2 or 3 birds at other).
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Pair of Spotted Flycatchers at Glentanagree Bridge.
RAM HEAD:  8+ Fin Whales.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
WATERFORD CITY:  Hummingbird Hawk-moth.
 
Mon 11 June:.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male & female GARGANEY again.
 
Sun 10 June:
BALLYSCANLAN:  HOBBY, 40+ Crossbills & pair of Great Crested Grebes.
DRUM HILLS:  2 Grasshopper Warblers singing, 3 Woodock and Long-eared Owls at 3 locations, nr Barranastook, 6 Stock Doves
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Cuckoo calling nr the Vee, Spotted Flycatcher & Jay nr Knocknasheega.
 
Sat 9 June:
RAM HEAD:  6 Fin Whales; 117 occupied Kittiwake nests in study plots (most of colony), a slight improvement on 108 nests last year (but 174 nests in 2010).
Nr VILLIERSTOWN:  3 Jays.
 
Thurs 7 June:
BALLINLOUGH:  Reed Warbler.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male & female GARGANEY.
TRAMORE:  2 Arctic Skuas at Rinneshark.
 
Weds 6 June:
CARRICKAVRANTRY / BALLYSCANLAN:  2 HOBBIES at Carrickavrantry Lake.
KILMURRAY (nr Dungarvan):  Merlin.
 
Tues 5 June:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male GARGANEY.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Mon 4 June:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  2 GARGANEY (male & female).
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
Nr MILLSTREET:  Spotted Flycatcher at Mountaincastle.
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  Cuckoo & 4 Green Hairstreak butterflies between Melleray & the Vee, another Cuckoo SW of the Vee.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  2 Reed Warblers at Villierstown, Spotted Flycatcher nr Strancally.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Sun 3 June:
DRUM HILLS:  Woodcock nr Knocknahoola.
DUNGARVAN:  295 late/summering Bar-tailed Godwit & 12 Knot at Kilminnin.
MID-WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Sat 2 June:
HELVICK HEAD:  Puffin.
 
Fri 1 June:
ARDMORE:  Turtle Dove nr round tower.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  2 GARGANEY (male & female), Water Rail & 2 Cuckoos.
FENOR BOG:  Cuckoo.

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Gull-billed Tern, Ballyneety, Dungarvan, 29 June 2012 M Cowming

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D Clarke

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Kestrel, recently fledged, Carrignagour, 26 June 2012 AD Malcolm

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Cuckoo, Ram Head, 24 June 2012 AD Malcolm

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Bank Vole, nr Moneygorm, 15 June 2012 C Ind

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Long-eared Owl, adult with Wood Mouse, nr Villierstown, 13 June 2012 D Clarke

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Long-eared Owl, well-grown chick, nr Villierstown, 13 June 2012 D Clarke

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Sparrowhawk with Coal Tit prey, Moneygorm, June 2012 C Ind

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Garganey, male, Knockaderry Reservoir, 7 June 2012 D Clarke

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Garganey, female, Knockaderry Reservoir, 7 June 2012 D Clarke

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