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Published Irish Bird Report / Irish Rare Bird Report records: diurnal birds of prey

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1953-2009 records
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Species Number Location Date Year Comment
Honey Buzzard juvenile Waterford Harbour 23-27 Oct 2001 satellite-tracked from Mull, Scotland; [2nd county record]
Red Kite 1 Waterford city dump 8-25 Jan 1981 [1st county record]
Red Kite 1 Knockmore [Knockanore] 29-Jan 1983
Red Kite 1 found dead Kilmacthomas 08-Dec 1990 part of Scottish reintroduction programme; believed poisoned
Red Kite 1 Comeragh Mountains 01-May 2004
Red Kite 1 Pickardstown 25 Dec to 2006 2005 to 5 Mar 2006, wing-tagged bird
Marsh Harrier male Waterford City 19-May 1975
Marsh Harrier female/imm Moinamintra 14-Dec 1975
Marsh Harrier female found dead nr Dungarvan May 1987
Marsh Harrier female/imm Mine Head 28-Mar 1990
Marsh Harrier female Belle Lake 03-Jun 1997
Hen Harrier female/imm near Carriganore 11-Oct 1953 "probably of this species"
Hen Harrier male near Dungavan 01-Feb 1954
Hen Harrier female/imm near Bunmahon 10-Feb 1954
Hen Harrier breeding decrease Co Waterford 1978 "considerable decreases reported"
Buzzard 2 near Stradbally 06-May 1956 "Two together"
Buzzard 1 Ballindud 29-Nov 1981 [to March 1982]
Buzzard 1st-winter found dead nr Dungarvan 25-Feb 1986
Buzzard 1 Tramore 05-May 1996 outside normal range
Buzzard 1 nr Tramore Backstrand from late Oct 1998 into 1999
Buzzard 3 nr Tramore Backstrand 01-Feb 2003 outside normal range
Buzzard 1 Pilmore Cross late Sept 2003 outside normal range

Osprey 1 near Dungarvan 06-Oct 1959 "found injured and dying … mounted" [5th county record]
Osprey adult Dungarvan 16-Sep 1986
Osprey 1 Tramore 16-Oct 1999
Osprey juvenile Mount Congreve, River Suir 25 Sept-1 Oct 2000 injured & taken into care
Osprey 1 Tramore backstrand late Aug 2000 for at least a week
Osprey 1 Dungarvan 5 & 14 Sept 2001
Osprey 1 Waterford City 28-Aug 2003
Red-footed Falcon female Helvick Head 05-May 1994 [1st county record]
Hobby 1 Monavullagh Mountains 04-Sep 1958 [1st county record]
Hobby adult , found dead Tallow 21-Jun 1989
Hobby 1 Helvick Head 02-May 1994
Hobby 1st-summer Waterford city 22-Jun 1994
Hobby 1 Abbeyside, Dungarvan 16-Sep 2006
Hobby juvenile Villierstown 17-Sep 2006
Hobby 1st-summer Ballynagaul [Dungarvan] 30-Jun 2007 photographed
Hobby 1 Cheekpoint 01-Aug 2007
Hobby 1 Bunmahon 10-May 2008
Hobby 2 undisclosed locality 28-May 2008 [Waterford coast]

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