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Waterford bird reports for September 2012

 
Waterford bird records September 2012 (details subject to verification or correction)
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September 2012
 
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Sun 30 Sept:
DUNGARVAN:  Spotted Redshank at Ballyneety.
CLONEA STRAND:  2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & 2nd-winter) at Ballinclamper.
 
Sat 29 Sept:
BALLYSCANLON:  59+ MistleThrushes.
 
Thurs 27 Sept:
Nr WATERFORD CITY:  Emperor dragonfly at IDA park, Cork road.
 
Weds 26 Sept:
ARDMORE:  Glaucous Gull  & adult Mediterranean Gull at Curragh.
 
Mon 24 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Arctic Skua W & Great Northern Diver E (seawatch 09:30-11:30).
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Juvenile Ruff at Lisselan.
EAST WATERFORD:  3-4 Buzzards.
DUNGARVAN:  Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, adult Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 50+ House Martins N, 5 White Wagtails & 18+ Wheatears at the Cunnigar, 230+ Brent Geese & 54+ Little Egrets around bay.
CLONEA STRAND:  3 Spotted Flycatchers & 6+ White Wagtails at Ballinclamper.
 
Sun 23 Sept:
DUNGARVAN:  Juvenile Spotted Redshank at Ballyneety.
 
Sat 22 Sept:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Juvenile Ruff, 3 White Wagtails & 2 Emperor dragonflies at Lisselan.
DUNGARVAN:  Spotted Redshank at Killongford, 2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull at  Barnawee, juvenile Curlew Sandpiper & adult Dark-bellied Brent Goose at the Cunnigar.
 
Thurs 20 Sept:
BROWNSWOOD (nr Portlaw):  Up to 4 Jays recently.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Weds 19 Sept:
RAM HEAD:  2 adult-summer Red-throated Divers , 3 Common Scoter E, 2 Great Skuas, 3 Arctic Skuas, Minke Whale & 100+ Common Dolphins (seawatch 10:45-13:00).
ARDMORE:  Common Sandpiper at Curragh.
NW WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Tues 18 Sept:
DUNGARVAN:  Spotted Redshank at Ballyneety (video).
 
Mon 17 Sept:
RAM HEAD:  Adult-summer Red-throated Diver.
 
Sun 16 Sept:
DUNGARVAN:  Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper & 2 Common Sandpipers at Ballyneety, 2 Green Sndpipers at Brickey canal.
CLONEA STRAND:  Arctic Skua & 18 Choughs at Ballinclamper.
DUMORE EAST:  Glaucous Gull.
 
Sat 15 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Juvenile SABINE'S GULL, Arctic Skua, 3 Great Skuas, Great Northern Diver & 6 Puffins W, 3 Common Scoter E (1 W) (seawatch 07:50-10:50); also White Wagtail & 11 Siskins W, 2 Blackcaps & 9+ Chiffchaffs.
DUNGARVAN:  2 adult dark-bellied Brent Geese near pitch & putt course, Wood Sandpiper & 4 Green Sandpipers at Killongford pool.
HELVICK HEAD:  Balearic Shearwater, 15 Arctic Skuas & 4 Pomarine Skuas (seawatches 13:30-15:30 & 17:55-18:25).
RAM HEAD:  3 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Curragh.
 
Fri 14 Sept:
DUNGARVAN: Wood Sandpiper & 4 Green Sandpipers at Killongford pool.
 
Thurs 13 Sept:
DUNGARVAN:  2 Spotted Redshanks (1st-winter & moulting adult) at Ballyneety.
CLONEA STRAND:  Adult & juvenile Mediterranean Gull at Ballinclamper.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  4 Common Sandpipers at Clohernagh.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Arctic Skua W (seawatch 07:45-09:00) & 3 White Wagtails.

Weds 12 Sept:
CLONEA STRAND:  LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (same or tamer bird?) at Ballinclamper, then flew towards Ballinard (video).
DUNGARVAN:  Spotted Redshank at Ballyneety, Wood Sandpiper & 5 Green Sandpipers at Killongford pool, Common Sandpiper & juvenile Ruff at Killongford estuary.
 
Tues 11 Sept:
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Sun 9 Sept:
HELVICK HEAD:  8 Sooty Shearwaters, 8 Great Skuas, Arctic Skua & 2 Puffins W (seawatch 12:00-13:00).
DUNGARVAN:  Wood Sandpiper at Killongford.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Sooty Shearwater & 2 Great Skuas W (seawatch 09:35-10:35), female/immature Hen Harrier & White Wagtail.

Sat 8 Sept:
DUNGARVAN:  Spotted Redshank at Killongford, Wood Sandpiper (video) & 5+ Green Sandpipers at Killongford pool, juvenile Curlew Sandpiper at the Cunnigar & adult Mediterranean Gull at Barnawee.
HELVICK HEAD:  >100 Common Dolphins.
CLONEA STRAND:  5+ White Wagtails at Ballinclamper.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  Pomarine Skua W.
 
Fri 7 Sept:
RAM HEAD:  OSPREY  flew overhead c12:00, towards Blackwater.
NIRE VALLEY:  Spotted Flycatcher & 48 Ravens.
COMERAGH MOUNTAINS:  Male Hen Harrier.
DUNGARVAN:  2 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Barnawee.
CLONEA STRAND:  Great Skua offshore.
CARRIGAVRANTRY:  8 Crossbills.
 
Thurs 6 Sept:
CLONEA STRAND:  Juvenile LITTLE RINGED PLOVERArctic Skua & 5 Roseate Terns (3 adults & 2 juveniles) at Ballinclamper, Ruff & many White Wagtails at Ballinard..
WEST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
EAST WATERFORD:  Buzzard.
 
Weds 5 Sept:
CLONEA STRAND:  Juvenile LITTLE RINGED PLOVER again at Ballinclamper, then Ballinard, also Ruff & 10-20 White Wagtails at Ballinard.
EAST SPECIES:  EAGLE species (probably immature Golden Eagle).
EAST & MID WATERFORD:  Total of 8 Buzzards at 3 locations (3, 3 & 2).
BUNMAHON:  Common Sandpiper & 2 Green Sandpipers.
 
Tues 4 Sept:
CLONEA STRAND:  Juvenile LITTLE RINGED PLOVER (2nd county record), juvenile Ruff, adult Mediterranean Gull & 50-60 White Wagtails at Ballinclamper.
DUNGARVAN:  5 Green Sandpipers at Killongford pool. 
 
Sun 2 Sept:
DUNGARVAN:  Green Sandpiper & 2 Common Sandpipers at Ballyneety, Spotted Flycatcher at Strandside.
WEST WATERFORD:  2 Buzzards.
CLONEA STRAND:  5 White Wagtails at Ballinclamper.
BALLYVOYLE:  2 Porpoises.
BELLE LAKE:  2 Water Rails.
 
Sat 1 Sept:
RAM HEAD:  Arctic Skua W & Swift.
ARDMORE:  Common Sandpiper at Curragh.
CLONEA:  4 Mediterranean Gulls (2 adults, 1st-winter & 2nd-winter) & 2 Arctic Skuas.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Juvenile Black Tern, 3 Shoveler, 2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull & 79 Brent Geese at Lisselan.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD:  2 Great Skuas & 6 Common Scoter E, Arctic Skua & White Wagtail W (seawatch 07:35-10:35).
 

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or see larger-format photo-gallery (September)

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Glaucous Gull, 1st-summer/2nd-winter(?), Curragh, Ardmore, 25 Sep 2012 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Grey Plover, Curragh, Ardmore, 25 Sept 2012 AD Malcolm

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Ruff, Lisselan, Tramore Backstrand, 24 Sep 2012 D Sinnott

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D Sinnott

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D Sinnott

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Spotted Flycatchers, Ballinclamper, 24 Sep 2012 D Clarke

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D Clarke

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Little Egret, ringed juvenile, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 22 Sep 2012 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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Dark-belllied Brent Goose, adult, the Cunnigar, Dungarvan, 22 Sep 2012 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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M Cowming

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Buzzard, NW waterford, 19 Sep 2012 D Clarke

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D Clarke

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White Wagtail, Curragh, Ardmore, 18 Sep 2012 AD Malcolm

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AD Malcolm

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Spotted Redshank, juvenile, Ballyneety, Dungarvan, 16 Sep 2012 D Clarke

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Knot, juvenile, Ballyneety, Dungarvan, 16 Sep 2012 D Clarke

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Common Sandpiper, juvenile, Ballyneety, Dungarvan, 16 Sep 2012 D Clarke

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Kestrel, Helvick Head, 16 Sep 2012 D Clarke

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Mediterranean Gull, adult, Curragh, Ardmore, 14Sep 2012 AD Malcolm

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Little Ringed Plover, juvenile, Ballinclamper, Clonea Strand, 12 Sep 2012 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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Sharon Hogan

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M Cowming

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M Cowming

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M Cowming

video (MC)

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Wood Sandpiper, Killongford, Dungarvan, 8 Sep 2012 C Flynn

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C Flynn

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D Weldon

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Osprey, Ram Head, 7 Sep 2012 AD Malcolm

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Roseate Tern, juvenile & adult, Ballinclamper, Clonea Strand, 6 Sep 2012 P Archer

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Roseate Tern, juvenile with Sandwich Tern, Ballinclamper, Clonea Strand, 6 Sep 2012 P Archer

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Little Ringed Plover, juvenile, Ballinard, Clonea Strand, 5 Sep 2012 M Cowming

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M Cowming

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C Flynn

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D Clarke

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Guilemot, Dungarvan (close inshore), 2 Sep 2012 D Clarke

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Gannet, adult, Ballyvoyle, 2 Sep 2012 D Clarke

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Spotted Flycatcher, Strandside, Dungarvan, 2 Sep 2012 D Clarke

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Ringed Plover, juvenile, Clonea Strand, 2 Sep 2012 PM Walsh

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Wheatear, Curragh, Ardmore, 1 Sep 2012 AD Malcolm

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Sandwich Tern, Curragh, Ardmore, 1 Sep 2012 AD Malcolm

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Arctic Skua, dark-phase adult, 1 Sep 2012 AD Malcolm

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Swift, Ram Head, 1 Sep 2012 AD Malcolm

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