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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

DUNGARVAN: 6 Curlew Sandpipers in Western Bay (FO'C).

CLONEA BAY: I9-I5 to I9-40. 192 Common Terns (167 adults + 25 juvs) & just 8 Sandwich Terns at Ballinclamper, also a pod of 7 or 8 Common Dolphins (1 or 2 juvs included) (MC snr).
DUNGARVAN: Female DOTTEREL & 3 juvenile Ruffs on the Cunnigar this morning, albino/leucistic Swallow being chased by another Swallow in town (FO'C).

CLONEA BAY: c160 Common Terns (c12 juvenile) but only c6 Sandwich Terns at Ballinclamper, 12:15-12:45 (MC snr).

Thursday, August 18, 2016




COLLIGAN: Long-rated Owl last night (JAP, FO'C).

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016


CLONEA BAY: Adult Mediterranean Gull & 80 Sandwich Terns at Ballinclamper, 12:00-12:45 (MC snr).

DUNGARVAN: 4 Common Sandpipers at Killongford (PMW).

BELLE LAKE: Juvenile Reed Warbler & 6 Sedge Warblers ringed, Water Rail heard (AA, PMW).




Juvenile Sedge Warbler, Belle Lake, 14/8/2016 (c) PM Walsh



Saturday, August 13, 2016

DUNGARVAN: 12 Swifts over town centre (FO'C).


Saturday, August 13, 2016



Friday, August 12, 2016

ARDMORE: 12 Mediterranean Gulls (2 juveniles & 10 1cy/2cy/adult  - 1 juv with yellow ring (ADM).


Thursday, August 11, 2016

DUNGARVAN: 10+ Whimbrel, large mixed flock of Dunlin & Ringed Plover, & Wheatears widespread along Cunnigar this morning, & 60+ Little Egrets visible from Cunnigar towards Killongford (JAP).

KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: Male Hen Harrier (AT).

RAM HEAD: c200 Manx Shearwaters W & smaller nos E (TM, PMW), also 2 Common Dolphins.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

DUNGARVAN TOWN: 40 Swifts over town centre this evening (FO'C).
ARDMORE:  11 Mediterranean Gulls at Ballinclamper (ADM).
DUNGARVAN: 12 Whimbrel, a Bar-tailed Godwit & 4 Choughs on the Cunnigar (TM).

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

DUNGARVAN: Adult Yellow-legged Gull & 3 Common Sandpipers at Ballyneety (FO'C).

CLONEA BAY:  184 Sandwich terns & 16 Common Terns at Ballinclamper (MC snr).

TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Knot at Pickardstown the best for today (AJ).


Monday, August 08, 2016

DUNGARVAN TOWN:  Adult Little Gull flew over civic office with Black-headed Gulls towards the Cunnigar, 50 Swifts over town centre, 2100 (FO'C).

CLONEA BAY:  141 Sandwich Terns (10 juvs) & 12 Common Terns (8 juvs) at Ballinclamper (MC snr).

TRAMORE BACKSTRAND:  Summer-plumaged Knot at Riverstown (DS).


Sunday, August 07, 2016

CLONEA BAY:  1st-summer Mediterranean Gull, 81 Sandwich Terns (63 ad & 8 juv) & 7 Common Terns at Ballinclamper (MC snr).

ARDMORE:  Hummingbird Hawk-moth in garden (NJB).

                                                                        (c) NJ Bourke