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February 2020
 8th February: Ad. Iceland Gull & 2 Swallow, again present, Waterside, Galway city.
 4th February: 2 Black-throated Diver, 2-2nd yr. Iceland Gull & Common Sandpiper, Ross Beach (Dermot Breen).
 4th February: 45-50 Barnacle Goose, Birmore Island (Sean McCann).
 3rd February: 2 Pink-footed Goose & 151 Whooper Swan, Lough Nalareagh (Paidi Cullinan).
 1st February: 2 (Ad. & 1st Win.) Iceland Gull, Waterside, Galway city (Niall Keogh).
 1st February: Otter, Nimmo's Pier, Galway city (Niall Keogh).
January 2020
 30th January: 4 Swallow, again present, Waterside, Galway city.
 27th January: 2nd yr. Ring-billed Gull, Fahy lough, Omey Island (Dermot Breen).
 27th January: Drake Ring-necked Duck & 2nd yr. male Scaup, again present, Fahy lough, Omey Island.
 26th January: 62 Greenland White-fronted Goose, again present, Belclare turlough.
 26th January: Slavonian Grebe & 5 Long-tailed Duck, Parkmore Pier (Niall Keogh).
 26th January: Spotted Redshank, Kilcaimin (Niall Keogh).
 25th January: 2 Great White Egret, again present, Muckrush, Lough Corrib.
 25th January: Ad. Iceland Gull, Ad. Ring-billed Gull & Peregrine, Nimmo's Pier, Galway city (Niall Keogh).
 25th January: 4 Swallow, again present, Waterside, Galway city.
 25th January: 2 Otter, between Nimmo's Pier & Rinmore Point, Galway city (Niall Keogh).
 24th January: 4 Swallow, again present, Waterside, Galway city.
 23rd January: Female Goosander, again present between Drumsnauv & Derryherbert.
 22nd January: 2 Spotted Redshank & 6 Long-tailed Duck, Tawin (Paidi Cullinan).
 20th January: 3-2nd yr. Iceland Gull, now present, Ross Beach.
 19th January: Great White Egret, again present, Angliham, Lough Corrib.
 19th January: 2 Swallow, again present, Waterside, Galway city.
 19th January: 15 Purple Sandpiper, Lettermullen (Sean McCann).
 18th January: 20 Twite, now present, Loughaunbeg.
 15th January: 2nd yr. Iceland Gull, Ross Beach (Dermot Breen).
 15th January: Drake Ring-necked Duck & 2nd yr. male Scaup, again present, Fahy lough, Omey Island.
 15th January: 4 Swallow, again present, Waterside, Galway city.
 14th January: 9 Twite, again present, Loughaunbeg.
 14th January: 2 (Ad. & 1st Win.) Iceland Gull, Spiddal Pier (Aonghus O'Donaill).
 13th January: 4 Swallow, again present, Waterside, Galway city.
 12th January: 74 Greenland White-fronted Goose, Belclare turlough (Ian O'Connor).
 9th January: 4 Sandwich Tern, South Park, Galway city (Paul Troake).
 9th January: 4 Swallow, again present, Nimmo's Pier, Galway city.
 9th January: Drake Ring-necked Duck, again present, Lough Nalareagh.
 8th January: Drake Ring-necked Duck & 15 Yellowhammer, Lough Nalareagh (Paidi Cullinan).
 5th January: 1st Win. Glaucous Gull, Lettermullan (Sean McCann).
 4th January: 3 Twite, again present, Loughaunbeg.
 3rd January: 11 Twite, Loughaunbeg (Cathal Forkan).
 2nd January: 2 Carrion Crow & Juv. Iceland Gull, Nimmo's Pier, Galway city (Eric Dempsey).
 2nd January: 4 Swallow, Waterside, Galway city (Sean Walsh).
 1st January: Barn Owl, Monivea (Paidi Cullinan).
 1st January: Woodcock, Bearna (David O'Keeffe).
 1st January: 3 Swallow, Waterside, Galway city (Aonghus O'Donaill).

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