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Woodchat Shrike, 21st-28th April 2009

 
Woodchat Shrike, near Ballydwan, 21st-28th April 2009

Summary of reports:

 

 

April 2009

Tues 28 Apr: 

Near BALLYDWAN:  Male WOODCHAT SHRIKE still present.

 

Mon 27 Apr: 

Near BALLYDWAN:  Male WOODCHAT SHRIKE still present at same location as previous days.

 

Sun 26 Apr: 

Near BALLYDWAN:  Male WOODCHAT SHRIKE still present.

 

Sat 25 Apr:

Near BALLYDWAN:  Male WOODCHAT SHRIKE refound at same location as on Tues 20th (grid ref X389987).  Seen carrying a Wren on one occasion.  Further details. Also 2 Sedge Warblers.

 

Tues 21 Apr:

Nr BALLYDWAN (east of Stradbally):  WOODCHAT SHRIKE (4th county record) at grid reference X389987.

 

Previous county records:

1974:  Adult, Westown, near Tramore, 21-22 June.

 

1990:  One, Clonea, 18 March.

 

1993:  One, Brownstown Head, 20 May.

 

.click below for larger images

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Woodchat Shrike, nr Ballydwan, 26 Apr 2009 R McLaughlin

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D Clarke

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M Cowming

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R McLaughlin

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R McLaughlin

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Woodchat Shrike, male, near Ballydwan, 25 Apr 2009 M Cowming

Note: Sightings listed here are reports, not necessarily authenticated records.  * = species for which the Irish Rare Birds Committee currently requires substantiating descriptions or photographs.  Records are regularly updated, and older records added or amended where necessary .  Many thanks to observers who provided records above - any further records (current or older) would be appreciated.  
 
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