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Waterford bird reports for November 2012

 
Waterford bird records November 2012 (details subject to verification or correction)
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November 2012
 
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Fri 30 Nov:
DUNGARVAN: 1st-winter male SURF SCOTER off the Lookout, 10 Barnacle Geese at Ballyneety.
CARRIGNAGOUR (nr Lismore):  11 Crossbills.
TRAMORE:  Black Redstart at west end of beach, 8 Gadwall on boating lake.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Thurs 29 Nov:
DUNGARVAN: 1st-winter male SURF SCOTER off the Lookout.
 
Weds 28 Nov:
DUNGARVAN: 1st-winter male SURF SCOTER off the Lookout, Green Sandpiper at brickey canal.
DUNGARVAN/CLONEA:  c30 Waxwings & female Blackcap,  Ballynacourty/Ballinclamper.
WATERFORD CITY:  4 Waxwings at Matties Hill.
ARDMORE:  Merlin at Curragh.
RAM HEAD:  Great Skua, Red-throated Diver W, 2 Fin Whales & 50+ Common Dolphins (seawatch 14:45-15:45).
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Tues 27 Nov:
DUNGARVAN: 1st-winter male SURF SCOTER inside the Cunnigar, also SPOONBILL on the Cunnigar, Long-tailed Duck & 5 Great Noithern Divers off the Lookout.
DUNGARVAN/CLONEA:  c30 Waxwings at Ballynacourty.
 
Mon 26 Nov:
BALLYHANE (nr Cappoquin):  15 Waxwings.
DUNGARVAN: 1st-winter male SURF SCOTERoff the Lookout, BLACK BRANT at pitch & putt course, SPOONBILL & Jack Snipe on the Cunnigar.
CLONEA STRAND:  Black Redstart at Ballinclamper, 2+ Fin Whales offshore.
WEST WATERFORD:  2 Buzzards.
 
Sun 25 Nov:
DUNGARVAN: 1st-winter male SURF SCOTER (video (MC) & video (DW)) & 2 Great Northern Divers off the Lookout (nr Cunnigar tip), SPOONBILL on the Cunnigar. 
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Sat 24 Nov:
DUNMORE EAST:  Purple Sandpiper.
TRAMORE:  Merlin & Shoveler at Lisselan, 5 Long-tailed Ducks at backstrand & 19 Gadwall at boating lake.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Shoveler.
EAST / MID WATERFORD:  5 Buzzards (4 separate locations).
DUNABRATTIN HEAD to HELVICK HEAD:  3 Fin Whales.
CLONEA STRAND:  Whimbrel & 2 Great Northern Divers at Ballinclamper.
DUNGARVAN:  Merlin & 3 Great Northern Divers at Gold Coast, 3 Whooper Swans near Killongford.
 
Fri 23 Nov:
DUNGARVAN:  Green Sandpiper at Killongford pool, female Long-tailed Duck off the Lookout.
 
Thurs 22 Nov:
MID-WATERFORD:  Buzzard at two locations.
 
Weds 21 Nov:
DUNGARVAN:  5 Crossbills over Abbeyside.
ARDMORE:  Great Northern Diver at Curragh.
NORTH WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Tues 20 Nov:
DUNGARVAN:  Female Long-tailed Duck off pitch & putt club, Merlin at Kilmurray.
 
Sun 18 Nov:
DUNGARVAN:  3 Long-tailed Ducks in western bay, Merlin at the Lookout.
 
Sat 17 Nov:
Nr CLASHMORE:  Red Squirrel.
ARDMORE:  Adult Mediterranean Gull.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard at two locations.
DUNGARVAN:  2 Long-tailed Ducks inside tip of the Cunnigar, Black Redstart at Abbeyside Promenade, Green Sandpiper & Kingfisher at Brickey canal.
TRAMORE:  Kingfisher & female Scaup at Lisselan, 9 Gadwall at boating lake.
 
Fri 16 Nov:
EAST/MID WATERFORD:  Buzzard at two locations.
 
Thurs 15 Nov:
WATERFORD CITY:  A late Swallow .
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  4 Shoveler, female Scaup, Gadwall & Water Rail at Lisselan.
DUNGARVAN:  Kingfisher at Springmount.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Weds 14 Nov:
DUNGARVAN:  16 Crossbills at the Gold Coast.
COMERAGH MOUNTAINS:  Male Hen Harrier & 17 Ravens.
WATERFORD CITY:  Large numbers of Redwing calling overhead 22:00-01:00; Barn Owl on outskirts of city earlier in evening.
 
Tues 13 Nov:
DUNGARVAN:  15 Little Grebes at Ballyneety.
 
Mon 12 Nov:
TRAMORE:  5 newly-hatched Mallard ducklings at the boating lake.
 
Sun 11 Nov:
DUNGARVAN:  Chiffchaff at Springmount.
BUNMAHON:  Kingfisher.
TANKARDSTOWN:  4 Fin Whales & 200+ Common Dolphins.
 
Sat 10 Nov:
BLACKWATER CALLOWS:  153 Whooper Swans.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  145 Whooper Swans & 1 Greylag Goose at Camphire.
WEST WATERFORD:  2 Buzzards.
ARDMORE:  Large finch flock including Tree Sparrows along Goat Island road.
DUNGARVAN:  SPOONBILL roosting on the Cunnigar, 10+ Crossbills at Gold Coast golf-course.
CLONEA STRAND:  Male Merlin at Ballinclamper.
BALLYVOYLE:  2 Dippers.
SEAFIELD:  2 Crossbills flew over.
DERRIGAL:  54 Greylag Geese.
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR:  16 Whooper Swan.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR:  Gadwall.
TRAMORE: 3 adult dark-bellied Brent Geese at Pickardstown, female Scaup, female Merlin & f/imm Hen Harrier at Lisselan, 16 Gadwall at boating lake.
 
Fri 9 Nov:
DUNGARVAN: 10 Crossbills at Gold Coast golf-course.
 
Thurs 8 Nov:
DUNGARVAN:  SPOONBILL at the Cunnigar.
HELVICK HEAD:  Merlin & 3+ Fin Whales.
 
Weds 7 Nov:
MID WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Mon 5 Nov:
BALLYHANE (nr Cappoquin):  Brambling.
RAM HEAD:  2 Fin Whales & 200-250 Common Dolphins.
ARDMORE:  Green Sandpiper, late Swallow & Red Admiral butterfly at Curragh, 2 White Wagtails at Ballyquin.
DUNGARVAN:  Merlin & 6 Crossbills at Gold Coast golf-course.
 
Sun 4 Nov:
DUNGARVAN:  Spotted Redshank at Killongford.
BALLYNACOURTY POINT:  3 Otters at lighthouse.
BALLYVOYLE: 28 Choughs.
 
Sat 3 Nov:
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS:  2 Red Grouse calling, Woodcock & Fieldfare.
CARRIGNAGOUR (nr Lismore):  Fieldfare.
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
BLACKWATER VALLEY:  Jay at Newport East.
DUNGARVAN:  2-3 Green Sandpipers at Brickey canal, female Eider & Great Northern Diver in outer bay.
BALLYVOYLE COVE:  2 Dippers.
BUNMAHON:  Green Sandpiper.
COOLFIN/DERRIGAL:  30 Greylag Geese at Derrigal Cross.
BALLYSCANLAN LAKE:  9 Crossbills.
TRAMORE: 8 Gadwall, at Lisselan, another 8 at boating lake.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Great Skua E, 7 Common Scoter W (2 E), Red-throated Diver & 4 Great Northern Divers W (seawatch 08:40-11:40).
 
Fri 2 Nov:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Merlin, 2 Goldeneye, 65 Grey Plover & 80+ Sanderling.
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS (Co Tipperary):  High count of 49 Ravens at the Vee.
 
Thurs 1 Nov:
ARDMORE/BALLYQUIN:   Wheatear (with deformed bill) & 5-6 Mediterranean Gulls.
BALLYVOYLE COVE:  37+ Choughs.

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Waxwings, Ballinclamper/Ballynacourty, 28 Nov 2012 AD Malcolm

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F O'Connell

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Waxwings, Ballinclamper/Ballynacourty, 28 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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Blackcap, female, Ballinclamper, 28 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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Surf Scoter, 1st-winter male, Dungarvan, 28 Nov 2012 F O'Connell

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Green Sandpiper, Brickey River, Dungarvan, 28 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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Peregrine, east Waterford, 27 Nov 2012 R Zamora

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R Zamora

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Waxwings, Ballynacourty, Dungarvan, 27 Nov 2012 R Zamora

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R Zamora

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Surf Scoter, 1s-winter male, Dungarvan, 27 Nov 2012 P Archer

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P Archer

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P Archer

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Surf Scoter, 1st-winter male, Dungarvan, 25 Nov 2012 D Weldon

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Great Northern Diver, Gold Coast, Dungarvan, 25 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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Black Guillemot, Gold Coast, Dungarvan, 25 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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Snipe, Barnawee, Dungarvan, 25 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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Sparrowhawk, nr Clonmel, 22 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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D Clarke

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Buzzard, north Waterford, 21 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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black Rabbit (1 of 4) near the Curragh, Ardmore, 21 November 2012 AD Malcolm

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Grey Heron, Nire Valley, 15 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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Kestrel, Nire Valley, 15 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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Raven, Comeragh Mountains, 14 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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Kingfisher, Bunmahon, 11 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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D Clarke

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Goldfinch hybrid escapee, Dungarvan, 11 Nov 2012 F O'Connell

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with Redpoll & Goldfinch F O'Connell

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Siskin, female, Springmount, Dungarvan, 11 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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Long-tailed Tit, Springmount, Dungarvan, 11 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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Spoonbill, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 8 Nov 2012 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Merlin, Helvick Head, 8 Nov 2012 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Buzzard, mid Waterford, 7 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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D Clarke

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White Wagtail, Ballyquin, 5 Nov 2012 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Meadow Pipit, Curragh, Ardmore, 5 Nov 2012 AD Malcolm

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Rock Pipit, Curragh, Ardmore, 5 Nov 2012 AD Malcolm

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Preliminary winter distribution 2007-2011 @ 7 Nov 2012 (Atlas bird of the day)

National fieldwork for Bird Atlas 2007-11 is now completed, but records for the Waterford Atlas will be welcome up to July 2013 - submit via the Atlas or BirdTrack websites, or to atlas @ waterfordbirds.com

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Chaffinch, atypical male (some African-like features) , Strandside, Dungarvan, 4 Nov 2012 D Clarke

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D Clarke

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Redpoll, Strandside, Dungarvan, 4 November D Clarke

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Raven, near the Vee, 2 Nov 2012 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Kestrel, near Cappoquin, 2 November 2012 AD Malcolm

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Wheatear with deformed (almost missing) beak, Ardmore, 1 Nov 2012 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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note tongue in this shot AD Malcolm

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