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Bird records 2003

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Selected Waterford bird records 2003
 
Bird records listed below, mostly relating to scarce migrants, have been submitted to the Irish Bird Report.  Any further records from 2003 or other years would be welcome.  Latest update 26 July 2005.
 
Species Count Age/sex Location Date Last date Comment
Little Bittern 1 Clonea 24-May-2003 exhausted, taken into care, died next morning
Little Egret 4 Belle Lake 23-Aug-2003 flew S
" 49 Tramore Backstrand 17-Aug-2003 high count
" 1 Annestown Bog 29-Mar-2003
" 1 Annestown Bog 5-May-2003
" 1 Clonea Strand 27-Oct-2003
" 1 Ballinard (Ballynacourty Point) 16-Nov-2003
" 14 Dungarvan 11-Oct-2003
" 1 Whiting Bay 2-May-2003
" 2 Goat Island, nr Whiting Bay 2-Nov-2003
Great White Egret 1 Dungarvan 18-Jan-2003 not submitted IRBC?
'Black Brant' 1 Dungarvan 1-Jan-2003 19-Jan-2003 Branta bernicla nigricans
'Dark-bellied' Brent Goose 1 Dungarvan 1-Jan-2003
Eider 1 1st-w m Clonea 19-Jan-2003 14-Feb-2003
Long-tailed Duck 1 Tramore Backstrand 26-Jan-2003
Surf Scoter 2 Ballyvooney Cove 5-Dec-2003 sex breakdown by date unclear
" 1 Ballyvooney Cove 8-Dec-2003
" 2 Ballyvooney Cove 18-Dec-2003
" 1 male Ballyvooney Cove 27-Dec-2003
" 2 Ballyvooney Cove 29-Dec-2003
" 1 male Ballyvooney Cove 30-Dec-2003
Goosander 1 female Dungarvan: Ballyneety 14-Jan-2003
" 2 females Dungarvan: Ballyneety 25-Jan-2003
" 1 female Dungarvan 13-Mar-2003
" 1 sex? Dungarvan: Ballyneety 18-Dec-2003
" 1 male Dungarvan: Ballyneety 22-Dec-2003
" 1 sex? Dungarvan: Ballyneety 23-Dec-2003
" 1 sex? Dungarvan 29-Dec-2003
Buzzard 3 nr Tramore Backstrand [precise site conf.] 1-Feb-2003
" 2 nr Tramore Backstrand [precise site conf.] 22-Feb-2003 1-Mar-2003
" 1 Piltown Cross, near Clashmore late-Sep-03
Little Stint 1 Dungarvan: Ballyneety 3-Oct-2003 14-Oct-2003 originally id'd as Semipalmated Sandpiper
" 1 Clonea Strand 16-Nov-2003 November record
Curlew Sandpiper 1 Clonea Strand 3-Sep-2003 at Ballinclamper
Whimbrel 1 Clonea Strand 19-Jan-2003 14-Feb-2003 winter record
" 615 Clonea Strand 27-Apr-2003 high count
" 69 Dungarvan: Kilminnin 27-Apr-2003
" 28 Ardmore Strand 2-May-2003
" 45 Clonea Strand 2-May-2003
" 15 Dungarvan 2-May-2003
" 18 Clonea Strand 5-May-2003
" 19+ Tramore Backstrand 9-May-2003
" 16 Clonea Strand 11-May-2003
Spotted Redshank 1 Dungarvan 3-Sep-2003 at Kilminnin/Barnawee
Green Sandpiper 1 Kilmeaden pools 3-Dec-2003 27-Dec-2003 3rd, 4th, 23rd & 27th Dec
Wood Sandpiper 1 Kilmeaden pools 3-Sep-2003
Grey Phalarope 5 Ballinard/Clonea 9-Nov-2003
Pomarine Skua 2 Helvick Head 3-May-2003
" 2 Helvick Head 4-May-2003
Great Skua 3 Helvick Head 3-May-2003 1 flew W
" 3 Helvick Head 4-May-2003 1 flew W
" 2 Helvick Head 24-Jul-2003 flew W
Little Gull 1 Tramore boating lake 22-Feb-2003
" 1 Ballinard/Clonea 9-Nov-2003
Mediterranean Gull 1 adult Ardmore 12-Nov-2003 nr Curragh pond
Ring-billed Gull 1 Tramore boating lake 22-Feb-2003
Iceland Gull 1 Dungarvan 1-Feb-2003
Glaucous Gull 1 Tramore boating lake 22-Feb-2003
" 1 1st-w Helvick Head 15-Apr-2003
" 1 Dungarvan 22-Jun-2003 June record
" 1 adult Ballynacourty 13-Mar-2003
Sandwich Tern 1 Dungarvan 1-Feb-2003 February record
Nightjar 1 confidential site, Comeragh Mountains Jun-Jul-03 churring male
Swift 1 Kilrossanty 23-Apr-2003 early
" 1 Brownstown Head 27-Apr-2003 early
Hoopoe 1 nr Waterford Airport 17-Mar-2003 19-Mar-2003
" 1 Annestown 17-Mar-2003 18-Mar-2003
" 1 Brownstown Head late-Sep-03
Sand Martin 2 The Cunnigar, Dungarvan 21-Mar-2003 early
'White' Wagtail 17+ Clonea Strand 31-Aug-2003
" 15 Clonea Strand 20-Sep-2003
Water Pipit 1 Kilmeaden pools 1-Dec-2003 30-Dec-2003 into 2004; 1st county record
Black Redstart 1 Abbeyside, Dungarvan 25-Jan-2003
" 2 Helvick Head 17-Mar-2003 22-Mar-2003
" 1 The Cunnigar, Dungarvan 21-Mar-2003
" 1 Ballyquin, nr Ardmore 22-Mar-2003
" 1 Lemybrien 9-Nov-2003 date approximate
" 1 Ardmore Head 12-Nov-2003
" 1 Passage East 16-Nov-2003
" 1 Ballyvooney Cove 20-Dec-2003
Whinchat 1 male Brownstown Head 5-May-2003
" 2 Brownstown Head 6-Sep-2003
Wheatear 3 Whiting Bay 13-Mar-2003 early
" 4 Ferry Point 13-Mar-2003 early
Ring Ouzel 1 f female Brownstown Head 21-Apr-2003
Reed Warbler 1 adult Belle Lake 12-Jul-2003 trapped & ringed
" 3+ Belle Lake 26-Jul-2003 ad ringed,  also 2 juvs
" 3 Belle Lake 2-Aug-2003 ad + 2 juvs ringed
" 1 juv Belle Lake 3-Aug-2003 trapped & ringed
" 1 juv Belle Lake 5-Aug-2003 trapped & ringed
" 1 juv Belle Lake 6-Aug-2003 heard calling
" 3 juvs Belle Lake 15-Aug-2003 trapped & ringed
" 1 juvs Belle Lake 3-Sep-2003 trapped & ringed
" 1 Brownstown Head 20-Sep-2003 29-Sep-2003
" 1 1st-yr Brownstown Head 14-Oct-2003 18-Oct-2003 trapped & ringed on 14th Oct
Barred Warbler 1 1st-yr Brownstown Head 1-Oct-2003 6-Oct-2003
Whitethroat 1 Helvick Head 25-Apr-2003 early
Garden Warbler 2 Helvick Head 25-Apr-2003
" 1 Brownstown Head 27-Apr-2003 trapped & ringed
Pallas's Warbler 1 Brownstown Head 12-Nov-2003 13-Nov-2003 trapped & ringed on 12th Nov
Yellow-browed Warbler 1 Brownstown Head 15-Oct-2003 16-Oct-2003 trapped & ringed on 15th Oct
Chiffchaff 1 Kilmeaden pools 27-Dec-2003 winter record
" 2 Kilmeaden pools late-Dec-03 winter record
Firecrest 1 nr Lemybrien 1-Nov-2003
" 1 Brownstown Head 15-Nov-2003
Pied Flycatcher 1 nr Lemybrien Apr/May-03 late Apr or early May
Tree Sparrow 2 Brownstown Head 9-Nov-2003
" 4 Brownstown Head 16-Nov-2003
Brambling 1 Brownstown Head 27-Oct-2003
" 1 Helvick Head 7-Nov-2003
Crossbill 2 Benvoy, nr Bunmahon 11-Oct-2003
Northern Parula 1 1st-yr male Brownstown Head 5-Oct-2003

 

 

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Water Pipit, Kilmeaden pools, 4 December 2003 P. Archer

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Pallas's Warbler, Brownstown Head, 12 November 2003 P. Archer

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Northern Parula, 1st-yr male, Brownstown Head, 5 October 2003 P.M. Walsh

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Buzzard, Waterford airport, March 2003 P. Archer

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