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December 2004
 
Wed 15 Dec:
ABBEYSIDE, DUNGARVAN:  4 Waxwings still present at Southways estate.
 
Sun 12 Dec:
BALLINARD, nr Clonea:  1 Chiffchaff.
 
Wed 8 Dec:
Near CROUGHAUN (Comeragh/Monavullagh Mountains): 7-8 Crossbills.
 
Sun 5 Dec:
ABBEYSIDE, DUNGARVAN: 4 Waxwings still present at Southways estate (grid ref S264937).
BLACKWATER CALLOWS: 4 male Shoveler, 100+ Teal , 300+ Wigeon, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Jays, Lismore-Ballyduff; 202 Whooper Swans, 2 Blackcaps, Ballyduff.
 
Sat 4 Dec:
COOLFIN/DERRIGAL: 1 Pink-footed Goose, 213 Greylag Geese, 6 Whooper Swans at Darrigal Cross-roads (grid ref S490135); 1 Green Sandpiper at Clodiagh Bridge (S479150).
KILMEADEN POOLS:  Male Shoveler, 1 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Dunlin, 1st-w Mediterranean Gull, 1 Chiffchaff.
BALLSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR: 1 Otter.
ABBEYSIDE, DUNGARVAN: 4 Waxwings.
 
Fri 3 Dec:
ABBEYSIDE, DUNGARVAN: 4 Waxwings.
 
Thurs 2 Dec:
ABBEYSIDE, DUNGARVAN: 4 Waxwings at Southways estate.
 
November 2004
 
Fri 26 Nov:
BALLYSHUNNOCK RESERVOIR: 5 Gadwall, 24 Tufted Duck.
 
Sun 21 Nov:
TRAMORE BACKSTRAND (I-WeBS count):  Totals included 14 Little Egrets, 427 Brent Geese, 109 Wigeon, 379 Oystercatchers, 200 Grey Plover, c.4000 Golden Plover, 426 Curlews, 378 Black-tailed Godwits, 263 Bar-tailed Godwits, 790 Dunlin, 22 Knot, 1 Little Stint, 304 Redshank, 24 Greenshank; also 2 Merlins & 510 Lesser Black-backed Gulls.
 
Sat 20 Nov:
BUNMAHON: 1st-winter Pomarine Skua flew E, 1 Long-tailed Duck.
KILMEADEN POOLS: 1 Shoveler.
CLONEA: 7 Purple Sandpipers at Ballinclamper.
 
Fri 19 Nov:
BALLYVOONEY COVE: Male Surf Scoter* (presumably last winter's drake returned), 9 female Common Scoters, adult Mediterranean Gull.
BUNMAHON: 2 Mediterranean Gulls (adult & 1st-winter).
CLONEA: 1 Common Scoter.
KILMEADEN POOLS: 1 Green Sandpiper.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR: 6 Whooper Swans.
 
Thurs 18 Nov:
CLONEA/BALLINARD: 2 Tree Sparrows still present at Ballinard; 2 Purple Sandpipers & 1 Chiffchaff at Ballinclamper.
 
Mon 15 Nov:
BUNMAHON:  3+ 1st-winter Mediterranean Gulls.
 
Sun 14 Nov:
COOLFIN/PORTNASCULLY (Waterford/Kilkenny - both sides!): 1 Green-winged Teal, 290 Teal, 120 Greylag Geese, 5 Little Egrets.
FIDDOWN/TIBBEROUGHNEY: 3 Little Egrets on Kilkenny side.
BALLINARD: 2 Tree Sparrows.
 
Sat 13 Nov:
BALLINARD, nr Clonea: 2 Tree Sparrows.
THE CUNNIGAR, DUNGARVAN: 1 Chiffchaff.
KNOCKADERRY RESERVOIR: 6 Whooper Swans.
 
Sat 6 Nov:
WHITING BAY: 1 Hen Harrier.
ARDMORE:  1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff.
HELVICK HEAD: 1 Black Redstart, 7 Blackcaps, 70+ Magpies.
DUNGARVAN: l Long-tailed Duck in the bay, 1 Mediterranean Gull at Ballyneety, 320 Brent Geese & 1 Black Redstart at the Cunnigar.
 
Fri 5 Nov:
DUNGARVAN BAY: 1 Long-tailed Duck.
BALLYNACOURTY/CLONEA: 7 Great Northern Divers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Merlin, 1 Whimbrel, 15 Choughs.

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