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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: GLOSSY IBIS still at Clohernagh, roosting in tree with Little Egrets at high tide (JAP).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 8 Wheatears, Spotted Flycatcher, 5+ Chiffchaffs, 4 Tree Sparrows, 17 Choughs, 2 Migrant Hawkers & a Clouded Yellow (AJ, PMW).
Seawatch 08:15-10:15 (wind f.2 NE, PMW):
Red-throated Diver: 2 E.
Common Scoter: 21 E, 6 W.
Wigeon: 8 W.
Manx Shearwater: 17 E.
Fulmar: 1 E.
Gannet: 195E, 38 W.
Kittiwake: 12 E, 24 W.
Swallow: 720+ E.
Meadow Pipit: 250+ E (also 50+ on land earlier).
White Wagtail: 2 E.
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND: 3 Stock Doves, 4 Wheatears at Lisselan (AJ), 16 Brent Geese off Saleen (PMW).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: GREAT SHEARWATER feeding again this morning with raft of 4000+ Manx Shearwaters close inshore off SW cliffs, also 8 Common Scoter E & 2 Black Guillemots (DS); on land, Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroats, 10+ Chiffchaffs, 2+ Willow Warblers, a Migrant Hawker, 2 Clouded Yellows & 30+ Red Admirals (DS, PMW).
DUNGARVAN: Juvenile Little Stint & White Wagtail on the Cunnigar (PMW).
DUNGARVAN: PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 3 juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, 1 juv Little Stint, 3 Whimbrel, 12 + Clouded Yellow, 1 Small Copper & a large fall if Small Tortoiseshell - all on the Cunnigar (JAP, FO'C, EAMacL).
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: CORY'S SHEARWATER E (17:10), GREAT SHEARWATER feeding (17:45), both very close inshore, also juvenile Mediterranean Gull feeding, Sooty Shearwater E & 3300 Manx Shearwaters E plus another 500 Manx feeding (seawatch 17:05-17:45, wind 2 NW); on land, single Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat & female Blackcap, 250+ Swallows & 23 Red Admirals (PMW).
KNOCKMEALDOWN MOUNTAINS: ringtail Hen Harrier (MC).