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Bird records 2002

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Selected Waterford bird records 2002
 
Bird records listed below, mostly relating to scarce migrants, have been submitted by the website compilers to the Irish Bird Report.  Any further records from 2002 or other years would be welcome.  Latest update 23 Sept 2004.
 
* = species on the list considered by the Irish Rare Birds Committee @1 January 2002 (records provisional pending full submission to and acceptance by the IRBC).
 

Species Count Location Date Year Comment
*Black-throated Diver 3 Helvick Head 26-Jan-02 2002
Great Shearwater 11 Helvick Head 14-Aug-02 2002 1.5-hr seawatch
" 4 Helvick Head 17-Aug-02 2002 flew W; seawatch 1045-1315, 1710-1810
Great or Cory's Shearwater 1 Helvick Head 17-Aug-02 2002 flew W; seawatch 1045-1315, 1710-1810
Sooty Shearwater 1 Helvick Head 17-Jun-02 2002
" 25 Helvick Head 14-Aug-02 2002 1.5-hr seawatch
" 3 Helvick Head 17-Aug-02 2002 flew W; seawatch 1045-1315, 1710-1810
Little Egret 3 Brownstown Hd/Tramore Bay 07-Oct-02 2002
" 40+ Tramore Backstrand late-Jul-02 2002
" 25 Tramore Backstrand 12-Aug-02 2002
" 12 Tramore Backstrand 27-Aug-02 2002
" 10 Tramore Backstrand 06-Nov-02 2002
" 33 Dungarvan 19-Aug-02 2002
*Spoonbill 1 1st-yr Tramore Backstrand 25-May-02 2002
" 1 1st-yr Tramore Backstrand 02-Jun-02 2002
Eider 1 imm male Clonea/Ballynacourty 28-Dec-02 2002
Goosander  1 f/imm Dungarvan: Ballyneety 26-Jan-02 2002 since Dec 2001 (1 of 2)
2 Dungarvan: Ballyneety 16-Nov-02 2002
1 female Dungarvan 28-Dec-02 2002
*Surf Scoter 2 m Ballyvooney Cove 26-Jan-02 2002
" 2 m Ballyvooney Cove 11-Feb-02 2002
" 2 m Ballyvooney Cove 17-Feb-02 2002
*Red Kite 1 Dungarvan: the Cunnigar 19-Aug-02 2002
*Baird's Sandpiper 1 Dungarvan: the Cunnigar 04-Sep-02 2002
Curlew Sandpiper 3 Dungarvan: Kilminnin 11-Sep-02 2002
" 1 Dungarvan: Ballyneety 16-Nov-02 2002 late date
Ruff 1 Dungarvan: Ballyneety 17-Aug-02 2002
" 2 juvs Dungarvan: Ballyneety 27-Aug-02 2002
" 1 juv f Dungarvan: Kilminnin 11-Sep-02 2002
Spotted Redshank 1 Dungarvan 11-Aug-02 2002
" 1 Dungarvan 13-Dec-02 2002
Grey Phalarope 1 Clonea 16-Nov-02 2002
Pomarine Skua 1 Helvick Head 26-Jan-02 2002 winter record
" up to 3 Helvick Head area Jan/Feb 2002 late Jan/early Feb
" 2 Muggorts Bay, nr Helvick Hd 09-Feb-02
" 1 Brownstown Head 18-May-02 2002 flew W
" 6 Helvick Head 20-May-02 2002
" 2 Helvick Head 17-Aug-02 2002 flew W; seawatch 1045-1315, 1710-1810
Arctic Skua 5 Helvick Head 20-May-02 2002
5 Helvick Head 17-Jun-02 2002
" 2 Helvick Head 14-Aug-02 2002 1.5-hr seawatch
" 7 Helvick Head 17-Aug-02 2002 seawatch 1045-1315, 1710-1810
Great Skua 1 Helvick Head 26-Jan-02 2002 winter record
" 1 Bunmahon 26-Jan-02 2002 winter record
" 1 Helvick Head 20-May-02 2002
" 4 Helvick Head 17-Jun-02 2002
" 3 Helvick Head 14-Aug-02 2002 1.5-hr seawatch
" 18 Helvick Head 17-Aug-02 2002 seawatch 1045-1315, 1710-1810
Little Gull 1 Ballynacourty Point 26-Jan-02 2002
" 1 Helvick Head 17-Jun-02 2002
Mediterranean Gull 1 2nd-w Dungarvan 27-Aug-02 2002
Ring-billed Gull 1 Tramore boating lake 06-Jan-02 2002
" 1 Tramore boating lake 20-Jan-02 2002
" 1 Tramore boating lake 29-Jan-02 2002
" 1 Tramore boating lake 10-Feb-02 2002
" 2 Tramore 25-Mar-02 2002
" 1 adult Tramore boating lake 06-Nov-02 2002 same bird since Sept 1991!
" 1 Tramore boating lake 08-Dec-02 2002
*'Scandinavian' Lesser B-b Gull 1 Tramore Bay 07-Oct-02 2002 intermedius race
Iceland Gull 2nd-winter Dungarvan 09-Feb-02 2002
Glaucous Gull 2nd-winter Dungarvan 09-Feb-02 2002
" 1st-summer Dungarvan: the Cunnigar 24-Mar-02 2002
Black Tern 1 Helvick Head 17-Aug-02 2002 flew W; seawatch 1045-1315, 1710-1810
*Little Auk 1 Dungarvan 28-Dec-02 2002 on sea off Ballynagaul pier
Swallow 1 Dungarvan 18-Mar-02 2002 early date
White' Wagtail 25+ Clonea Strand 07-Sep-02 2002
" 5 Clonea Strand 21-Sep-02 2002
Black Redstart 1 Clonea Strand 26-Jan-02 2002
" 3 Helvick Head 22-Oct-02 2002
" 2 Brownstown Head 23-Oct-02 2002
" 1 Old Parish/Ring Oct-02 2002 a few days before 12 Oct
" 2 Dungarvan Dec-02 2002
Whinchat 3 Helvick Head Sep-02 2002
" 2 Helvick Head 21-Sep-02 2002
" 1 Brownstown Head 09-Oct-02 2002
Ring Ouzel 1 male Brownstown Head 10-Oct-02 2002
" 1 male Brownstown Head 12-Oct-02 2002
Grasshopper Warbler 1 ringed Brownstown Head 22-Sep-02 2002
Reed Warbler pair + 2 chicks Belle Lake 29-Jul-02 2002 1 chick ringed at nest
" 1 juv ringed Belle Lake 22-Aug-02 2002
" 1 Brownstown Head 10-Oct-02 2002
unstreaked Acrocephalus 1 Helvick Head 05-Oct-02 2002 probably Reed
*Melodious Warbler 1 Brownstown Head 06-Oct-02 2002
" 1 Brownstown Head 10-Oct-02 2002 still present
" 1 Brownstown Head 12-Oct-02 2002 still present
Garden Warbler 1 Brownstown Head 06-Oct-02 2002
" 1 Brownstown Head 12-Oct-02 2002
Yellow-browed Warbler 2 Brownstown Head 11-Oct-02 2002
" 1 ringed Brownstown Head 12-Oct-02 2002 1 still present
'North-eastern' Chiffchaff 1 Brownstown Head 06-Nov-02 2002
Spotted Flycatcher 1 Brownstown Head 23-Oct-02 2002 late bird
Pied Flycatcher 2 Helvick Head 21-Sep-02 2002
*Red-backed Shrike adult m Helvick Head 16-May-02 2002 2nd county record
" adult m Helvick Head 17-May-02 2002 still present
Addenda
Herring Gull argentatus subsp. 1 Dungarvan 02-Jan-02 2002
Mediterranean Gull 1 ad Dungarvan 19-Aug-02 2002

yellowbrow_brownstown_12oct2002.jpg
Yellow-browed Warbler, Brownstown Head, 12 Oct 2002 P.M. Walsh

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