Sun 28 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Yellow-browed Warbler ringed
(5.9 g weight), male Blackcap, 22+ Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Wheatears, 3+ Siskin & 5+ Lesser Redpoll.
CLONEA STRAND: Adult Ring-billed Gull & 4 Curlew
Sat 27 Sept:
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: Red Grouse at base of Sugarloaf,
Merlin nr Sugarloaf, & frequent Wheatears including 3-4 at Knocknagnauv; also Mistle Thrush
at Knockmealdown summit & 3 Red Admirals a Knocknagnauv.
HELVICK HEAD: Yellow-browed Warbler,
female Blackcap, 2 Spotted Flycatchers & good numbers of Chiffchaffs.
CLONEA STRAND: 7 Curlew Sandpipers at Ballinclamper.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 11+ Chiffchaffs, 23+ Goldcrests & 5+ Lesser Redpoll.
Sun 21 Sept:
DUNGARVAN: 32 Brent Geese off the Cunnigar.
CLONEA STRAND: Juvenile Little Stint (different one
than yesterday) & 3 adult Mediterranean Gulls at Ballinclamper.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Sedge Warbler, Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 Goldcrests,
Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Wheatears, 3 Tree Sparrows,
7 Lesser Redpolls & a Siskin.
Sat 20 Sept:
ARDMORE: Juvenile Little Stint on Curragh beach, &
7-8 Mediterranean Gulls.
CLONEA STRAND: Juvenile Little Stint & 8-9 juv
Curlew Sandpipers, Ballinclamper.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Whinchat, Pied Flycatcher,
2 Spotted Flycatchers, 6 Willow Warblers, 5 Chiffchaffs, 8 Goldcrests, a Tree Sparrow & 3 Siskins; also a Convolvulus Hawk-moth caught overnight.
Fri 19 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Merlin, Pied Flycatcher,
Spotted Flycatcher & 4 Wheatears; migrant moths included a White-speck.
TRAMORE TOWN: Another White-speck.
Thurs 18 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 1 MELODIOUS WARBLER still present, also
a Pied Flycatcher & 4 Spotted Flycatchers).~
TRAMORE TOWN: White-speck moth.
RAM HEAD: 2 Minke Whales.
Weds 17 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 2 Pied Flycatchers
& 19 Silver Y moths.
DUNMORE ROAD (nr Waterford City): Adult Mediterranean Gull
and juvenile male Ruff in flooded field behind Beckett's, for past week or more.
CLONEA STRAND: 2 Curlew Sandpipers at Ballinclamper.
Tues 16 Sept:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 2 MELODIOUS WARBLERS & 2 Pied
Flycatchers - along roadside in front of last few houses.
DUNGARVAN: A late Swift.~
ARDMORE: Adult BONAPARTE'S GULL - 3rd
Mon 15 Sept:
HELVICK HEAD: Male Hen Harrier.
GREAT NEWTOWN HEAD: Delicate moth & 32 Silver
Sun 14 Sept:
ARDMORE: Lesser Whitethroat.
HELVICK HEAD: Green Sandpiper.
BUNMAHON: 2 Black Terns.~
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Spotted Flycatcher, Chiffchaff & 3 Goldcrests.
Sat 13 Sept:
BLACKWATER VALLEY: OSPREY still present, Dromana; female
Hen Harrier at Newport.
WHITING BAY: 2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull.
ARDMORE: 4 adult Mediterranean Gulls.
BALLYQUINN (nr Ardmore): 1st-winter Mediterranean Gull &
DUNGARVAN: Curlew Sandpiper at Barnawee, Kingfisher
& 2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & 2nd-winter) at Ballyneety.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Wheatear, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaffs & 4+ Siskins.
Migrant moths included a DARK MOTTLED WILLOW (Spodoptera cilium) - new to Ireland.
RATHMOYLAN COVE: 2 White Wagtails.
Fri 12 Sept:
BLACKWATER VALLEY: OSPREY still present, also a Merlin
and 4 Green Sandpipers.
TRAMORE TOWN: Migrant moths included the pyralid Uresiphita gilvata.
Thurs 11 Sept:
DUNMORE ROAD (nr Waterford City): Juvenile male Ruff in
flooded field behind Beckett's.
Weds 10 Sept:
BLACKWATER VALLEY: OSPREY.
HELVICK HEAD: Red-throated Diver, 9 Sooty Shearwaters,
20+ Storm Petrels & 2 Grey Phalaropes (seawatch 1845-2000 hrs).
Mon 8 & Sun 7 Sept:
BLACKWATER VALLEY: WHITE-TAILED EAGLE, presumed one
of the birds released in Killarney National Park (Co Kerry) but no wing-tag details seen - also recorded in this area
earlier in the year (8 April).
Sun 7 Sept:
RAM HEAD: 2 Storm Petrels & a Great Northern Diver.
CLONEA STRAND: Juvenile Black Tern (feeding
offshore), 2 1st-winter Mediterranean Gulls & good numbers of White Wagtails,
BELLE LAKE: Juvenile Reed Warbler ringed, & 2 Water
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Chiffchaff & 3 Willow Warblers.
Weds 3 Sept:
HELVICK HEAD: Great Skua, 7 Storm
Petrels, 2 Common Scoter and a Puffin, also lots of Fulmars but few Manx
Shearwaters (1-hr seawatch 1100-1200).
TRAMORE TOWN: White-speck moth.