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October 2011 photo gallery

 
October 2011

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Shoprt-eared Owl, near Cheekpoint, 30 Oct 2011 A Harrington

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Great Crested Grebe, Ballynacourty pier, Dungarvan, 31 Oct 2011 D Clarke

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Ring Ouzel, 1st-winter, Ardmore, 29 Oct 2011 D Weldon

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Snow Bunting, Curragh, Ardmore, 27 Oct 2011 A Malcolm

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partially leucistic Hooded Crow, Curragh, Ardmore, 27 Oct 2011 A Malcolm

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Merlin, Ram Head, 27 Oct 2011 A Malcolm

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Dark-bellied Brent Goose, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 25 Oct 2011 C Flynn

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Snow Bunting, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 24 Oct 2011 D Clarke

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Long-tailed tit, Brickey canal, Dungarvan, 24 Oct 2011 D Clarke

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Chough, Curragh strand, Ardmore, 19 Oct 2011 A Malcolm

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Mediterranean Gull, adult, Curragh strand, Ardmore, 19 Oct 2011 A Malcolm

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Bar-tailed Godwits, Curragh strand, Ardmore, 19 Oct 2011 A Malcolm

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Black Redstart, Ballinclamper, 17 Oct 2011 D Clarke

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Common Hawker, nr Lismore, 16 Oct 2011 A Malcolm

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Little Gull, juveniles, Clonea Strand, 14 Oct 2011 P Archer

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Great Northern Diver, Clonea Strand, 14 Oct 2011 P Archer

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Goldcrest, nr Lismore, 14 Oct 2011 C Ind

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Buzzard, east Co Waterford, 13 Oct 2011 D Clarke

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Ferret, old Kilmeaden roundabout, 13 Oct 2011 D Clarke

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Crossbill, Carrignagour, 11 Oct 2011 A Malcolm

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Wryneck, Ballinclamper, Clonea strand, 7 Oct 2011 P Sheridan

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Mediterranean Gull, Ardmore, 7 Oct 2011 A Malcolm

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Little Egret, juvenile, 7 Oct 2011 A Malcolm

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Brent Goose, 7 Oct 2011 A Malcolm

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Black Redstart, Brownstown Head, 7 Oct 2011 PM Walsh

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Antigastra catalaunalis, a migratory pyralid moth, Brownstown Head, 3 Oct 2011 PM Walsh

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Blair's Shoulder-knot, Brownstown Head, 3 Oct 2011 PM Walsh - 1st recorded in Co Waterford in 2010

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Barred warbler, 1st-winter, Brownstown Head, 3 Oct 2011 P Archer

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Also see video

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Yellow-browed Warbler, Helvick Head, 2 Oct 2011 D Clarke

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Hymenia recurvalis, Brownstown Head, 1 Oct 2011 PM Walsh - 1st Irish (with 4 Wexford same night)

Part of a big arrival of migrant & vagrant moths, four individuals of this migratory pyralid - Spolodea (Hymenia) recurvalis - were trapped at Kilpatrick sand dunes in Co Wexford and one at Brownstown Head the night of 1st/2nd October - the first Irish records. A further two were trapped at Barnland, Co Wexford the following night (2nd/3rd Oct), and one was seen by day at Ballagan Point, Co Louth on 3rd Oct. Full details at www.mothsireland.com/migrants.htm.

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Convolvulus Hawk-moth, Brownstown Head, 1 Oct 2011 PM Walsh

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