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Old Sunday 10th February 2013, 12:26   #276
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Excellent reports Peter.

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Old Sunday 10th February 2013, 12:41   #277
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Great stuff Peter!

Robs field sketches are a nice touch. We need more local bird reports like this to be published in Ireland. Keep it up!

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Old Tuesday 12th February 2013, 18:25   #278
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Please find attached the Tory Bird Report for 2012 and the 2011 report for good measure.
I could have sworn there's been more than three records of Richard's Pipit on Tory? My first ever, anywhere, was a bird found by, I think, Killian Mullarney in late September 2001, while I was on the island...some slight compensation for dipping on Pechora Pipit. I seem to recall 2-3 being on the island the following day? My memory may be playing tricks, however...
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Old Wednesday 13th February 2013, 13:17   #279
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I could have sworn there's been more than three records of Richard's Pipit on Tory? My first ever, anywhere, was a bird found by, I think, Killian Mullarney in late September 2001, while I was on the island...some slight compensation for dipping on Pechora Pipit. I seem to recall 2-3 being on the island the following day? My memory may be playing tricks, however...
Hi Harry,

My records are as follows (from K.Fahy and J.Hobbs)

Richard’s Pipit 1st w. 2001 23-Sep Milne, P. 2003. 49th Irish Bird Report, 2001. Irish Birds 7(2):233

Richard’s Pipit 2001 25-Sep 26-Sep 2 birds, with 1 remaining the following day Milne, P. 2003. 49th Irish Bird Report, 2001. Irish Birds 7(2):233

I was presuming that the 3 records referred to the same 2 birds, but on checking Irish Birds I see that they are considered to be 3 different birds.

They appear to have been the first tory records so the report should have read (3,1)

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ps Thanks everyone for the nice comments about the report!

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Old Wednesday 10th April 2013, 22:05   #280
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Tory Island 9th April

I made my first trip of the year to Tory Island yesterday along with Gerard Murray from Drogheda. Best birds were a Lapland Bunting, 2 Northern Eider and a Kumlien's Gull

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A nice day out yesterday in Donegal which included a trip to Tory for the Corncrakes....

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Old Tuesday 11th June 2013, 04:53   #282
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Tory Trip 1st June

Rather late but here is the Derry trio's bird list for 1st June. Quite a rough sea with swells up to 10 ft. Highlight of the day was Great Shearwater & at least 6 Basking Shark. See attached bird list. It was nice to meet Dublin birder Mark Stewart.

Roger Murray, Theo Campbell, Richard Smith

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Old Tuesday 11th June 2013, 12:53   #283
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Rather late but here is the Derry trio's bird list for 1st June. Quite a rough sea with swells up to 10 ft. Highlight of the day was Great Shearwater & at least 6 Basking Shark. See attached bird list. It was nice to meet Dublin birder Mark Stewart.

Roger Murray, Theo Campbell, Richard Smith

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Old Friday 5th July 2013, 12:53   #284
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Not much in the way of recorded visits to Tory this year?
I hope to get over next week.
Looking forward to an autumn trip or two this year, never know what may turn up.

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A few good days on Tory Island following some north easterlies. Trip report and some photos here.........

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Old Sunday 22nd September 2013, 16:56   #286
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Arranmore Magheroarty & Blanket Nook

Southerly winds made our trip to Arranmore Island a bit of a damp squib. Overcast conditions with sea mist and low cloud spoiled birding. No sign of the Snowy Owl & no seabirds other than a few Gannets & gulls.

Walked the Burtonport Railway track footpath which offers excellent bird habitat. Must return next spring.

Sunday 22nd
Stopped at Bloody Foreland to check for anything passing. Wrong wind direction, still strong southerlies. Moved on to Magheroarty. It was good with many gulls feeding also Sanderling, Turnstone, & Oystercatcher.

New Lake devoid of duck, a few Mute Swan. On to Blanket Nook. An entirely different day, sunshine & 21c.

2 Bairds Sandpiper
3 Curlew Sandpiper
1 White Front Goose

Large flocks of Golden Plover & Lapwing.
Greylag Geese, 2 Whooper Swans
Bar Tailed Godwit, Black Tailed Godwit, Gt Crested Grebe, Little Grebe, Teal, Mallard.

The call at Blanket Nook (on our doorstep) turned a trying weekend into a good one.

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Arranmore 4th October

Gerard Murray, Chris Imgram and I met Robert Vaughan http://robertvaug.blogspot.ie/ on Arranmore on friday for a days birding. We had a reasonable day with 2 Yellow browed Warblers 2 Snow Buntings and a very showy Wryneck the best birds.

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Old Thursday 17th October 2013, 10:31   #288
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Tory Island 14th/15th october

Gerard Murray and I spent a couple of productive days on tory on monday and tuesday. A trip report and some excellent photos of the candidate Eastern Yellow Wagtail M.t.tschutschensis taken by Gerard can be seen here;

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Old Friday 18th October 2013, 23:38   #289
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Gerard Murray, Chris Imgram and I met Robert Vaughan http://robertvaug.blogspot.ie/ on Arranmore on friday for a days birding. We had a reasonable day with 2 Yellow browed Warblers 2 Snow Buntings and a very showy Wryneck the best birds.

Some photos and a trip report here;

http://toryislandbirdblog.blogspot.ie/
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Good blog that - must take a trip up to Tory some time:)
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Old Monday 10th February 2014, 22:29   #290
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2013 Tory Island Bird Report

Its now available... just email me at [email protected]. Its 50MB in size. I cant quite figure out why!!but its downloadable from google drive. There will also be a hard copy available to purchase in the coming weeks. I will let you know the details....
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Old Sunday 16th March 2014, 11:49   #291
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2011 Tory Island Bird Report

The printed edition of the 2011 Tory Island Bird Report is available to order now. It was previously only available as a download. Chris Ingram has kindly arranged to get the report printed. All proceeds from the sale of the report will go to charity.



Anyone who is interested in buying a copy should contact Chris at [email protected]
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Old Monday 13th October 2014, 06:39   #292
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Tory Island Autumn 2014

Looks to have been quite a good Autumn on Tory so far. I'd appreciate if anyone visiting would post their sightings or a link to other reports here.
Many thanks,

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Looks to have been quite a good Autumn on Tory so far. I'd appreciate if anyone visiting would post their sightings or a link to other reports here.
Many thanks,

Richard
Hi Richard. I have not been on here in a while most sightings from Tory are reported on the tory blog. Except I thing for a juvenile Iceland Gull found by the Kelly's in October.
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2014 Tory Bird Report

Please find the online version attached. The printed version should be available early in March and will contain more photos and hopefully an article about the Eastern Yellow Wagtail
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Great report as ever Peter. Keep up the good work.

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