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Waterford bird reports for March 2013

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

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MARCH 2013:
 
Check here for updates or further details
 
Sun 31 March:
WHITING BAY:  22 Sandwich Terns.
ARDMORE:  7 Wheatears at Curragh.
 
Sat 30 March:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  FIRECREST (video), Wheatear, male Blackcap, 15+ Chiffchaffs & 4 Sandwich Terns.
FAITHLEGG/CHEEKPOINT:  Presumed escapee GYRFALCON near Minaun Hill (previously reported in Co Kilkenny - details).
TRAMORE:  Adult Mediterranean Gull & 2 Sandwich Terns at Saleen, 6 Sandwich Terns & 3 Common Scoter in Bay, male Black Redstart at west end of beach, 12 Gadwall at boating lake.
BALLYSCANLAN LAKE:  2nd-summer Iceland Gull, adult Mediterranean Gull and 31 Crossbills.
DUNGARVAN:  Jack Snipe on Cunnigar, Long-tailed Duck inside Cunnigar, 3 Black Redstarts (2 male), Wheatear & c15 Chiffchaffs at Ballynagaul.
HELVICK HEAD:  2nd-winter Glaucous Gull.
BALLYMACART:  Male Black Redstart.
VARIOUS LOCATIONS:  Total of 9 Buzzards (1, 1, 3 & 4).
 
Fri 29 March:
DUNHILL:  'SIBERIAN' CHIFFCHAFF (tristis subspecies) at settlement ponds, east side of village - video.
WATERFORD CITY:  2 Blackcaps (male & female) all week at Grantstown Park.
BALLYSCANLAN LAKE:  Swallow & 11 Sand Martins.
NORTH WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
BALLYVOYLE:  2 Black Redstarts & 2 Dippers.
DUNGARVAN / RING:  c20 Chiffchaffs at Ballynagaul / Poulaphuca.
HELVICK HEAD:  2nd-winter Glaucous Gull.
CAPPOQUIN:  Brambling & 27+ Yellowhammers.
 
Thurs 28 March:
CAPPOQUIN:  6 Bramblings.
LISMORE:  c15 Sand Martins.
TRAMORE:  2 Black Redstarts & 6 Wheatears at old recycling centre.
 
Weds 27 March:
ARDMORE:  15 Sandwich Terrns & 7 Wheatears at Curragh.
CALISO BAY:  3 Wheatears.
TRAMORE:  Water Rail at Lisselan, 9 Wheatears at old recycling centre.
 
Tues 26 March:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male Shoveler & 20 Sand Martins.
EAST WATERFORD:  2 Buzzards.
 
Mon 25 March:
KILBARRY BOG:  Water Rail & Chiffchaff along the Tramore road walkways.
WATERFORD CITY:  Blackcap at King's Channel.
 
Sun 24 March:
GLENCAIRN (nr Lismore):  Female Blackcap at bird-table.
Nr CARRICK-ON-SUIR:  c20 Sand Martins just upriver.
EAST WATERFORD:  2 Buzzards.
 
Sat 23 March:
LISMORE to CAPPOQUIN:  12 Stock Doves.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  11 Stock Doves at Newport East, Jay at Clashmore broads.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
WHITING BAY:  18+ Sandwich Terns.
Nr GOAT ISLAND (Ardmore):  Female Brambling.
BALLYMACART:  Male Blackcap & an Otter.
HELVICK HEAD:  Female Black Redstart, 3 Chiffchaffs & 6 Black Guillemots.
DUNGARVAN:  2 Long-tailed Ducks off the Lookout, Wheatear at Abbeyside soccer pitch, Chiffchaff at Ballynagaul.
CLONEA STRAND:  2 Wheatears at Ballinard.
DUNHILL:  Swallow at Dunhill Ecopark - first of year.
Nr CARROLL'S CROSS:  Grey Squirrel found dead (roadkill) on N25 between Carroll's Cross & Haughton's pub.
MID WATERFORD:  4 Buzzards.
 
Fri 22 March:
CLONEA STRAND:  Adult dark-bellied Brent Goose at Ballinclamper & 9+ Sandwich Terns.
 
Thurs 21 March:
DUNGARVAN:  Sandwich Tern at Ballynacourty pier.
 
Weds 20 March:
DUNGARVAN:  2 Sandwich Terns (first of the year) at Ballynacourty.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  Water Rail at Newport East.
WHITING BAY:  2 1st/2nd-winter Iceland Gulls.
RAM HEAD:  1st/2nd-winter Iceland Gull (flypast) & 20+ Common Dolphins.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  2 Merlins.
 
Tues 19 March:
TRAMORE:  Merlin, 2 Long-tailed Ducks (male & female), Spotted Redshank & 2 Wheatears (male & female) at Backstrand.
 
Mon 18 March:
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull at boating lake, Spotted Redshank at Backstrand.
COOLFIN:  80+ Greylag Geese & 6 Whooper Swans.
CURRAGHMORE (nr Portlaw):  Dipper, 3 Jays, 2 Treecreepers & singing Chiffchaff.
BALLYLEEN:  2 Water Rails.
BALYVOYLE:  Merlin.
CLONEA STRAND:  Adult dark-bellied Brent Goose, Chiffchaff & 3 Wheatears at Ballinard.
RAM HEAD:  5 Red-throated Divers E & W, & 3 Bottlenose Dolphins.
FERRY POINT:  3 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & 2 2nd-winter).
 
Sun 17 March:
HELVICK HEAD:  2 Chiffchaffs.
WEST WATERFORD:  4 Buzzards at two locations.
Nr WATERFORD CITY:  2 Chiffchaffs at IDA park, Cork road.
 
Sat 16 March:
TRAMORE:  Adult Ring-billed Gull & 12 Gadwall at boating lake.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Manx Shearwater W (first of the year), Merlin & an early Red Admiral.
KILBARRY BOG:  Water Rail.
ANNESTOWN:  Male Wheatear on beach.
BALLYVOONEY COVE:  4 Red-throated Divers.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Thurs 14 March:
LISMORE:  First Sand Martins of the year (dozens), on Blackwater.
HELVICK:  2nd-winter Glaucous Gull.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Weds 13 March:
BALLYQUIN (nr Ardmore):  2 male Wheatears.
KILBARRY BOG (nr Waterford city):  Female Blackcap along Tramore road walkway.
 
Tues 12 March:
DUNGARVAN:  Brambling & 2 Blackcaps (male & female) at Abbeyside.
Nr WATERFORD CITY:  2 Treecreepers at IDA Park.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Mon 11 March:
BALLYNACOURTY POINT:  Chiffchaff.
WATERFORD CITY:  2 Blackcaps (male & female) at King's Channel.
 
Sun 10 March:
WATERFORD CITY:  Chiffchaff at Francis Street.
 
Sat 9 March:
HELVICK HEAD:  2nd-winter Glaucous Gull & a Chiffchaff.
DUNGARVAN:  Female Blackcap & 2 Chiffchaffs at Knockanpower Lower, Ring.
SEAFIELD (nr Bunmahon):  Chiffchaff singing.
 
Fri 8 March:
TRAMORE:  2 male Wheatears (first of year) at Lisselan seawall and sandhills carpark.
BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  65 Whooper Swans.
RIVER BRIDE:  26 Whooper Swans just over Cork border.
 
Weds 6 March:
Nr PORTLAW:  Pine Marten dead at roadside at Clodiagh Bridge.
 
Tues 5 March:
Nr DUNGARVAN:  Long-eared Owl calling tonight.
 
Sun 3 March:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK still present.
BALLYSCANLAN:  32 Crossbills.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
GORTEEN (nr Dungarvan):  12+ Siskins at garden feeders.
 
Sat 2 March:
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Male RING-NECKED DUCK.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard at two locations.
CLONEA STRAND:  4 Great Northern Divers.
DUNGARVAN:  SPOONBILL opposite pitch & putt club, Jack Snipe & Green Sandpiper at Brickey canal, 3 Long-tailed Duck, Common Scoter & 5 Red-throated Divers off Ballynacourty pier.
HELVICK:  2nd-winter Glaucous Gull.
Nr WHITING BAY:  8 Tree Sparrows.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  2-3 Water Rails at Newport East.
 

Previous months
 
 
 
 

.click for larger images or see photo-gallery (March)

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D Clarke

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Gyrfalcon, presumed escapee, Faithlegg, 30 March 2013 A Hartery

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A Hartery

Photo of presumed same bird, Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny, 26 March: click here (irishbirding.com)

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Firecrest, Brownstown Head, 30 March 2013 R Zamora

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R Zamora

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R Zamora

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P Dwan

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P Dwan

see also video (MC)

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Yellowhammer, male, Cappoquin, 29 March 2013 AD Malcolm

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Yellowhammer, female, Cappoquin, 29 March 2013 AD Malcolm

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Sandwich Terns, including ringed bird, Curragh, Ardmore, 27 March 2013 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Wheatear, male, Curragh, Ardmore, 27 March 2013 AD Malcolm

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Black Guillemot, adult summer, Helvick harbour, 24 March 2013 S O'Farrell

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Iceland Gull, 1st- or 2nd-winter, Ram Head, 20 March 2013 AD Malcolm

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Iceland Gull, 1st- or 2nd-winter, Whiting Bay, 20 March 2013 AD Malcolm - same as Ram Head?

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different individual AD Malcolm

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Kestrel, Carrignagour, 20 March 2013 AD Malcolm

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tagged Grey Seal from Cornwall, found dead, Ring, 18 March 2013 L Cahill

Rescued as a pup near Penzance, Cornwall on 22 Dec 2011, rehabilitated and later released near Mullion Cove, Cornwall on 25 May 2012 - more details here

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Bottlenose Dolphins, Ram Head, 18 March 2013 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Buzzard, west Waterford, 17 March 2013 AD Malcolm

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Sand Martin, Lismore, 14 March 2013 AD Malcolm

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Little Egret, Lismore, 14 March 2013 AD Malcolm

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Yellowhammer, male, Lismore, 14 March 2013 AD Malcolm

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Wheatear, male, Ballyquin, 13 March 2013 AD Malcolm

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Snipe, Ballyneety, Dungarvan, 4 March 2013 D Clarke

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Siskins, Gorteen, nr Dungarvan, 2 March 2013 M Keaney

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Glaucous Gull, 2nd-winter, Helvick, 2 March 2013 PM Walsh

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PM Walsh

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PM Walsh

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Great Black-backed Gull, adult, Helvick, 2 March 2013 PM Walsh

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