Fri 30 June:
TINNABINNA area, nr Youghal bridge: Stock Dove, 2 Yellowhammers & singing Blackcap.
Weds 28 June:
BALLYMACART: Singing Blackcaps at Ballymacart & Ballintlea bridges.
Sun 25 June:
NIRE VALLEY: 3 singing Blackcaps.
BOHADOON MOUNTAIN, nr Crohaun: Grasshopper Warbler & 7 Ravens; also a Clouded Yellow.
Nr CLASHMORE: 3 Emperor dragonflies & 3+ Common Newts
at pools in a former quarry, also 3 Hummingbird Hawk-moths.
Sat 24 June:
BALLINARD: A Pomarine Skua & 9 Common Scoters flew west; also a Hummingbird
NIRE VALLEY: Adult + fledgling Dipper nr Hanora's Cottage.
Fri 23 June:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Migrant moths included a Scarce Bordered Straw.
Sun 18 June:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 3 Pomarine Skuas (2nd- or 3rd-summer birds) flew west in 1 hr (1650-1750
hrs), also a Puffin on the sea.
Sat 17 June:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 14 Choughs; migrant moths included 2 Bordered Straws.
KILLONE, nr Knockaderry: 2 Stock Doves, singing Blackcap & a Spotted Flycatcher.
LISNAKILL: Singing Blackcap & Yellowhammer.
Fri 16 June:
GRALLAGH BRIDGE: Spotted Flycatcher, 2 singing Blackcaps.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Migrant moths included a Cosmopolitan & a Delicate.
Weds 14 June:
RAM HEAD: 136 occupied Kittiwake nests in study-plots that held 204 nests in June 2005 - a 33% decline suggesting
total population may now be <170 nests (v. 244 in 2005 & >1000 in 1985); also a Minke Whale
& 3 Porpoises.
ARDMORE HEAD: 2 Hummingbird Hawk-moths.
KILMACTHOMASD: Hummingbird Hawk-moth.
Mon 12 June:
Nr LISMORE: Male Hen Harrier.
Sun 11 June:
DUNGARVAN: Apparent hybrid Whooper/Mute Swan at Ballyneety bridge.
GORTNALAGHT WOOD, nr Lemybrien: 6 singing Blackcaps; also a Clouded Yellow.
BALLYGARRAN/LISSAHANE, nr Knockaderry: 2 Yellowhammers; also a Hummingbird Hawk-moth.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: 195 Manx Shearwaters east in 20 mins (1710-1730hrs) (585E/hr); migrant lepidoptera included 3
Sat 10 June:
DUNGARVAN: Turtle Dove feeding on bird table, Abbeyside.
Nr SUGAR LOAF ROCK: 2 Cuckoos, a singing Blackcap & 2 Yellowhammers; also a Hummingbird
LISNAKILL, nr Orchardstown: Hummingbird Hawk-moth.
Nr MOUNT CONGREVE: Singing Blackcap.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: An Arctic Skua flew west, a Storm Petrel east and 85 Manx Shearwaters
east in 25 mins (200E/hr) afternoon/evening, also 8 Swifts; migrant moths included a Cosmopolitan (3rd county record?).
Fri 9 June:
LISMORE to THE VEE: Male Hen Harrier.
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Migrant moths trapped Friday night included a Delicate.
Thurs 8 June:
Nr LISMORE: Crossbills heard.
Tues 6 June:
Nr LISMORE: Female Hen Harrier.
Mon 5 June:
Nr LISMORE: Male Hen Harrier.
Nr KILL: Singing Blackcap, Bog; another & a singing Yellowhammer, Kilbeg.
Sun 4 June:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Highlight was a Quail calling just before midnight, apparently attracted
to a mercury vapour light-trap used for moth-catching. Migrant moths included another Delicate.
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR: Summering adult Whooper Swan, 2 Great Crested Grebes &
a singing Blackcap.
Nr KILMACTHOMAS: 3 singing Blackcaps & 5 Yellowhammers.
RAM HEAD: Hummingbird Hawk-moth.
Sat 3 June:
WATERFORD CITY: An unidentified kite species (suspected Black Kite) flew over Collins
Avenue, with 3 Buzzards.
FENOR area: Turtle Dove nr village, singing Blackcap; also 4 Hairy Dragonflies at Fenor Bog.
BALLYSCANLAN LOUGH: A singing Reed Warbler (1st site record?); also 6 Hairy
RAM HEAD: 12 Common Dolphins, 7 Porpoises, a Minke
Whale & 2 Basking Sharks.
Nr CLASHMORE: Dragonflies at artificial pools here included an Emperor.
Nr LISMORE: Bank Vole at Carrignagour.
Fri 2 June:
BROWNSTOWN HEAD: Migrant moths included a Delicate.
Thurs 1 June:
TRAMORE TOWN: Bordered Straw moth.