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April-July 2011 archives          

Key & photo-links DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Blair's Mocha Cyclophora puppillaria Delicate Mythimna vitellina Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigera Nutmeg Discestra trifolii
to species Dark Hummingbird Pearly Small Mottled Silver Y Diamond- Rusty-dot Rush Bordered Straw Heliothis peltigera Eastern Bordered Straw Heliothis nubigera Striped Hawk-moth Hyles livornica Shuttle-shaped Dart A.puta
(scarcer species to right) Sword-grass Hawk-moth Underwing Willow   back Moth Pearl Veneer Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli Gem Orthonama obstipata Small Marbled Eublemma parva
red = first Irish Agrotis Macroglossum Peridroma Spodoptera Autographa Plutella Udea Nomophila Cosmopolitan Mythimna loreyi Great Brocade Eurois occulta Vestal Rhodometra sacraria Antigastra catalaunalis
orange = first reported of year ipsilon stellatarum saucia exigua gamma xylostella ferrugalis noctuella Death's Head Hawk-moth Acherontia atropos Ni Moth Trichoplusia ni White-speck Mythimna unipuncta Palpita vitrealis

July 2011

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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29-Jul

Annaghdown, nr Headford

Galway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Striped Hawk-moth Hyles livornica (somewhat worn)

 

at light

Ian Rippey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

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26-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S578014

day obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

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24-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

24-Jul

"

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

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23-Jul

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

at Buddleia

X6298

day obs

MA Duggan/PM Walsh

23-Jul

"

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

23-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

23-Jul

Tramore saltmarsh/embankments

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

S6000

day obs

"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

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SY

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22-Jul

Moville

Donegal

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Con O'Donnell per butterflyireland.com

22-Jul

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

22-Jul

Great Newtown Hd, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

X5698

day obs

Tony Bryant

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
15-Jul Tramore town Waterford H6 1 1 1 1st Pearly Underwing of year S578014 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
13-Jul Lahinch Clare H9 1 KGM Bond per AT/MI newsgroup
13-Jul Magheradrumman, north Fanad Donegal 1 Bob Aldwell/Ethna Diver per butterflyireland.com
13-Jul Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
13-Jul Tramore Burrow Waterford H6 1 S6100 day obs "
13-Jul Enniscorthy Wexford H12 1 Michael Grey per butterflyireland.com
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
12-Jul Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 3 1 X569989 at light Tony Bryant
12-Jul " Waterford H6 1 1 1 X5698 day obs "
12-Jul " Waterford H6 3 X5698 dusk obs "
12-Jul Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 1 X5799 day obs "
12-Jul Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 at light "
12-Jul " Waterford H6 1 S578014 day obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
11-Jul Cogry Rise, Cogry Antrim H39 1 J259915 N Lynn per www.bcni.org.uk
11-Jul Parknabinnia Clare H9 1 laying on Lady's Bedstraw Jesmond Harding per butterflyireland.com
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
10-Jul Derrycarne Rd, Portadown Armagh H37 1 J008576 Brian Nelson per www.bcni.org.uk
10-Jul Carrickavrantry Waterford H6 1 S548026 day obs Tony Bryant
10-Jul Tramore town Waterford H6 1 1 S578014 at light "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
09-Jul Markethill Armagh H38 1 nectaring on Red Valerian H9640 C Sharpe per www.bcni.org.uk
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
08-Jul Mountallen Roscommon H25 1 G9513 at light Michael Bell
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
07-Jul Helen's Bay, Bangor Down H38 1 J4582 Heather Boyd per www.bcni.org.uk
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
05-Jul Tramore Burrow Waterford H6 2 S6100 day obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
04-Jul Killiney Dublin H21 2 egg-laying on Lady's Bedstraw Bob Aldwell per butterflyireland.com
04-Jul Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 2 X5698 day obs Tony Bryant
04-Jul Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 1 X5799 day obs "
04-Jul Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 dusk obs "
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
2 to 6 Jul Cape Clear Island Cork H3 1 2 Eamonn O'Donnell per MI newsgroup
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
03-Jul Killard, Kilclief Down H38 1 3 J610432 AA Kennedy per www.bcni.org.uk
03-Jul Hazelbank, Derry Londonderry H40 1 feeding on lavender C415188 Sinead Carlin per www.bcni.org.uk
03-Jul Tramore town Waterford H6 2 2 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
02-Jul Sperrin College, Magherafelt Londonderry H40 Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli H906910 Tom Martin per www.bcni.org.uk
02-Jul Brownstown Head Waterford H6 2 X6298 at light PM Walsh
02-Jul Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 1 3 X5698 day obs Tony Bryant
02-Jul Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 2 1 1 X5799 day obs "
02-Jul Tramore town Waterford H6 3 S578014 at light "
02-Jul Kilmichael Point Wexford H12 1 day obs Michael O'Donnell per MI newsgroup
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
01-Jul Donegore, nr Antrim Antrim H39 1 J160902 Adrian Kernohan per www.bcni.org.uk
01-Jul Spa, Ballynahinch Down H38 1 on honeysuckle J365495 David Nixon per www.bcni.org.uk
01-Jul The Gearagh Cork H3 1 Jenny Seawright per MI newsgroup
01-Jul Blackrock Dublin H21 1 Bob Aldwell per butterflyireland.com
01-Jul Athy train station Kildare 1 day obs Colin Keogh
01-Jul Ninch, nr Laytown Meath H22 1 day obs Eamonn O'Donnell
01-Jul Ballymote Sligo H28 1 at light Michael Bell
01-Jul Brownstown Head Waterford H6 2 4 X6298 at light PM Walsh
01-Jul Great Newtown Hd, Tramore Waterford H6 3 1 at light Tony Bryant
01-Jul Tramore town Waterford H6 1 S578014 dusk obs "
01-Jul Tramore Burrow Waterford H6 1 2 also 2 Clouded Yellow S6100 day obs "
01-Jul Tramore saltmarsh/embankments Waterford H6 3 S6000 day obs "
01-Jul Kilmichael Point Wexford H12 1 at light Michael O'Donnell per MI newsgroup

June 2011

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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30-Jun

Ballingeary

Cork

H3

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

W16

at light

Jenny Seawright per MI newsgroup

30-Jun

Ryecourt Wood, nr Aherla

Cork

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

day obs

David Cooke

30-Jun

Great Newtown Hd, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

3

2

11

 

 

X569989

at light

Tony Bryant

30-Jun

"

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

82

1

Blair's Mocha Cyclophora puppillaria (5th Irish)

X5698

day obs

"

30-Jun

Newtown Cove, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

 

 

X5799

day obs

"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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Method

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29-Jun

Balrath

Meath

H22

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eamonn O'Donnell per MothsIreland newsgroup

29-Jun

Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

29-Jun

Tramore Burrow

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

S6100

day obs

"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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Recorder

28-Jun

Ballingeary

Cork

H3

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

W16

at light

Jenny Seawright per MothsIreland newsgroup

28-Jun

Mullaghattin

Louth

H31

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

feeding on bramble

 

day obs

Don Hodgers per MothsIreland newsgroup

28-Jun

Co Meath

Meath

H22

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

in office window

 

 

M O'Connor per I Rippey/MInewsgrp

28-Jun

Great Newtown Hd, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

8

 

33

1

 

X5698

day obs

Tony Bryant

28-Jun

Newtown Cove, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

4

 

 

X5799

day obs

"

28-Jun

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

S578014

at light

"

28-Jun

"

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Recorder

27-Jun

Ballincollig

Cork

H4

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

per KGM Bond/MothsIreland newsgroup

27-Jun

Fountainstown

Cork

H4

 

2+

 

 

 

 

 

 

several HHMs

W75

 

R Daunt per KGM Bond/MInewsgrp

27-Jun

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

27-Jun

Tramore Burrow

Waterford

H6

 

3

 

 

2

 

4

 

 

S6100

day obs

"

27-Jun

Kilpatrick

Wexford

H12

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

T246656

at light

Michael O'Donnell per MI newsgroup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Method

Recorder

26-Jun

Kilmurray, nr Dungarvan

Waterford

H6

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X69

day obs

JA Power

26-Jun

Carrickavrantry

Waterford

H6

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S50

day obs

Tony Bryant

26-Jun

Great Newtown Hd, Tramore

Waterford

H6

1

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

X569989

at light

"

26-Jun

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

S578014

at light

"

26-Jun

"

Waterford

H6

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S578014

day obs

"

26-Jun

Kilmichael Point

Wexford

H12

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T254665

day obs

Michael O'Donnell per MI newsgroup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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21-Jun

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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13-Jun

Carrickfergus

Antrim

H39

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dactylorhiza sp. garden "meadow"

J402870

 

Roger Field per www.bcni.org.uk

13-Jun

Great Newtown Hd, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

X5698

day obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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12-Jun

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Method

Recorder

04-Jun

Ballyshunnock Reservoir

Waterford

H6

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Hummingbird Hawk-moth of year

S4509

day obs

Micheal Cowming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Method

Recorder

03-Jun

Slivenacloy, Lisburn

Antrim

H39

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

J244712

 

AA Kennedy per www.bcni.org.uk

03-Jun

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

03-Jun

Great Newtown Hd, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

X569989

at light

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Method

Recorder

02-Jun

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Method

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29-May

Mountstewart

Down

H38

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

flower-meadow

J552701

at light

David McCormick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Method

Recorder

22-May

Murlough NNR, Dundrum

Down

H38

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

J404343

 

Samuel Millar per www.bcni.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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20-May

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1st Rusty-dot Pearl of year

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Method

Recorder

17-May

Highfield Drive, Belfast

Antrim

H39

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

J404343

dusking

Samuel Millar per www.bcni.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

15-May

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

08-May

Mountstewart

Down

H38

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

David McCormick per I Rippey/MInewsgrp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

04-May

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

03-May

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

3

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

02-May

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

01-May

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

late Apr/

Lisburn

Antrim

H39

 

 

 

 

2+

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ted Rolston per I Rippey/MInewsgrp

early May

Larchfierld Estate, nr Hillsborough

Down

H38

 

 

 

 

1+

 

 

 

 

 

 

"

 

Murlough NNR, nr Dundrum

Down

H38

 

 

 

1

1+

 

 

 

1st Small Mottled Willow of year

 

 

"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

29-Apr

The Burren

Clare

H6

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eamonn O'Donnell per MInewsgrp

/ 01_May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2011  click on underlined species for photos

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
30-Apr Lough Gur Limerick 2 R6441 at light KGM Bond per mothsireland newsgrp
30-Apr Clashmore Waterford H6 1 X08 day obs Colum Flynn & Micheal Cowming
30-Apr nr Russellstown Wood Waterford H6 2 S159170 day obs PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
29-Apr Brackagh Bog NNR Armagh H37 1 sighting Ted Rolston/James O'Neill  per I Rippey/MInewsgrp
29-Apr Brownstown Head Waterford H6 3 X6298 at light PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
28-Apr nr Miltown Malbay Clare H9 1 at light KGM Bond per mothsireland newsgrp
28-Apr Dunaff Donegal 1 1 at light John McClean per mothsireland newsgrp
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
27-Apr Brownstown Head Waterford H6 4 X6298 at light PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
26-Apr Brownstown Head Waterford H6 7 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh