Harry Bailey, Brian Carruthers, James Cavanagh, John Fox, Ger Franck, Andy Friel, Padraig Gibbons, Vincent Hall, 
Liam Kane, Edd Kealy, Mick Kelly, Tina Lynskey, Dave MacPherson, Eoin McCumiskey, Brian McDonnell, Cian Merne, Bill Quinn

The named authors hold the copyright for all photographs published on this website. 
Authors permission must be sought for copying, publishing or reproduction for any purpose other than for personal archives.


30 April 2014

Yellowhammer at Lucan (one of a group of four) (Photo by Liam Kane)

29 April 2014

Bull Island:  A Short-eared Owl and a House Martin on the North Bull Island this morning.GF

Short-eared Owl at Bull Island (Photo by Ger Franck)

Short-eared Owl at Bull Island (Photo by Ger Franck)

A recently fledged Stonechat at Bull Island (Photo by Ger Franck)

Wheatear at Rogerstown (Photo by Harry Bailey)

Blackcap at Rogerstown (Photo by Harry Bailey)

Kestrel at Rogerstown (Photo by Harry Bailey)

28 April 2014

Mandarin Duck at Tolka River Park (Photo by Tina Lynskey)

27 April 2014

Bullfinch in Howth Garden (Photo by Bill Quinn)

25 April 2014

Rogerstown:  Buzzard, Blackcap, Thrush, Willow Warbler, Chifchaff, and Goldfinch. A Cuckoo was seen and heard earlier in the morning near to the car-park over at the tall pine trees.VH

24 April 2014

Robin at Botanic Gardens (Photo by Vincent Hall)

Coots chasing - usually a sign of agression - in Farmleigh, Phoenix Park (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Grey Wagtail by the Tolka River at Finglas Road (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

23 April 2014

Phoenix Park:  2 Jay and 2 Treecreeper in Oldtown Wood.LK

Jay in Oldtown Wood, Phoenix Park (Photo by Liam Kane)

22 April 2014

Rogerstown:  1 Gadwall and 48 Brent Geese at Estuary.LK

Gadwall at Rogerstown North Hide (Photo by Liam Kane)

21 April 2014

Kilbarrack:  3 Robin fledglings seen today in the garden and 3 Collared Doves.CM

Three Collared Doves waiting to be fed in our garden this morning (Photo by Cian Merne)

19 April 2014

Rogerstown Estuary/Turvey Park:  numerous Bullfinches; Blackcaps raiding the fruit tree buds; Blackbirds, Mistle Thrush, Coal/Blue/Great Tits; and Goldcrest all along the new Allotment fence. The pathway before the 'Scrape' a Water Rail surprised me when spotting it scarpering into the water ditch. Two 1st winter Mute Swans with nesting pair of Coot, Moorhen & Little Grebes, with a few Swallows and Sand Martins, Song Thrush & Wren were also at the 'Scrape'. At the 'Bull Field' bridge a Kingfisher flew along the ditch towards the estuary. House Sparrows, Robins, Dunnocks, Starlings, Goldfinches, Chaffinch, Greenfinches, Jackdaws, Rooks, Hooded Crows, Magpies, Collared Doves, Woodpigeons were everwhere. From the Turvey South hide we saw Pheasants, Wigeon, Teal, Lapwings, Mallard, 60+Brent Geese, Black-tailed Godwits, Shelduck, Oystercatcher, Turnstone, Redshank, Little Egrets, Grey Herons, Cormorants, Great Black-backed Gulls, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Common Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, 1 Grey Plover, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Buzzards & a Red Kite spotted way in the distance. John & myself moved on to Broadmeadows Estuary spotting the single Whooper Swan among the Mute Swans, Tufted Duck, Bar-tailed Godwits, Pied Wagtails & 1 Grey Wagtail, Long-tailed Tits, with more Mallards, Redshank, Coot, Moorhens, Wigeon & Teal.BC

18 April 2014

Black Guillemot at Howth (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

17 April 2014

Bull Island:  4 Grasshopper Warblers, 5 Willow Warblers, 3 Snipe, 25 Sandwich Terns, 8 Gannets, 10 Sand Martins, 10 House Martins, 30 Kittiwakes, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Razorbill, 3 Black Guillemot,1 Wheatear.EK

Grasshopper Warbler at Bull Island (Photo by Edd Kealy)

16 April 2014

Tolka Estuary at hightide: Sandwich Terns (8), Kittiwakes (2), Shags and Ringed Plovers near wooden bridge.EMcC

15 April 2014

Poppintree Park:  1 Swallow.MK

12 April 2014

Sparrowhawk (m) in garden at Fairview (Photo by John Fox)

10 April 2014  - 
Migration definitely taking place in earnest.

Baldoyle:   A big fall of Willow Warblers in Seagrange Park. 40+ Willow Warblers moving in groups through the trees, with lots of singing and chasing. 2 Swallows as well. Also...

Old Racecourse Baldoyle:  2 Stock Doves, 12 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warblers, 1 Kestrel, 4 Stonechats and plenty of Dunnock, Greenfinch, Wren, and Chaffinch.EK

Willow Warbler at Seagrange Park, Baldoyle (Photo by Edd Kealy)

9 April 2014

Bull Island on a lovely morning for spring migration:  8 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaff, 8 House Martins, 7 Swallows, 1 Whooper Swan, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Wheatear, 3 Long-tailed Ducks.EK

Whooper Swan at Bull Island (Photo by Edd Kealy)

Wren at Malahide Demense (Photo by Andy Friel)

8 April 2014

How big are the birds that visit your bird table?... See the Grey Heron that pops into Brian's back garden every day for lunch! 

Grey Heron (Photo by Brian McDonnell)

... and sunbathing after lunch...

7 April 2014

Howth Garden:  I photographed this Hooded Crow in my Howth garden today (7th April). He has a lot of white feathers.  He has been around for some time with some other crows, and they are busily digging up the garden for insects or worms.  Initially I though that they were looking for bedding for nests.BQ 

A piebald Hoded Crow in Howth Garden (Photo by Bill Quinn)

6 April 2014

Willow Warbler at Knock Lake (Photo by Brian McDonnell)

4 April 2014

Glasnevin: Chiffchaff singing at Tolka River, Violet Hill.PG

Little Egret in courtship plumage (lores which are normally blue-grey turn pink as do the yellow feet) at Blackrock Park (Photo by James Cavanagh)

1 April 2014

Black-tailed Godwit at the Causeway, Bull Island (Photo by Cian Merne)

Black-tailed Godwits at the Causeway, Bull Island (Photo by Cian Merne)

Back to Recent Sightings