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31 August 2011
At low tide on the River Liffey this evening 1 Grey Heron fishing near Capel Street Bridge.RD

Whitethroat (m) at Greystones (Photo by Ciaran Walsh)

Willow Warbler at Greystones (Photo by Ciaran Walsh)

29 August 2011 

I spied a lovely Buzzard on a tree on the N3 near the Blanchardstown Centre to day.MH

Booterstown Marsh:  8 Teal and 6 Bar-tailed Godwits.CN 

26 August 2011
Today over the old racecourse in Baldoyle, 8 Buzzards rising and circling together before dispersing, also 2 Sparrowhawks, 1 Kestral. On the Baldoyle estuary and mud flats over the past couple of days, 20+Curlew, 2 Little Terns, 6 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Gull, 20+ Lapwings, 1 Grey Plover. Lots of Godwits and Redshank.EK

23 August 2011
Total of 75 Mediterranean Gulls at Sandycove.OM

Three Swifts flying over the Four Courts.MC

Quail seen near Athy (Photo by John Fox)

22 August 2011
Total of 12,317 waterbirds of 34 species counted in Dundalk Bay between Castletown River Estuary and Dunany Point. Main species were 4,131 Oystercatchers, 2,956 Black-headed Gulls, 903 Black-tailed Godwits, 880 Bar-tailed Godwits, 703 Redshanks, 642 Knot, 481 Mallard, 388 Herring Gulls, 294 Red-breasted Merganser, 263 Curlews. Also 2 Ruffs between Old Town Bridge and Tain Bridge at Dundalk.OM

22 August 2011

Juvenile Ruff at Broadmeadows (Photo by Michael Nolan)

21 August 2011
Total of 4,735 terns came in to roost at dusk at Booterstown (mainly Common Terns).OM

Raheny:  Female Sparrowhawk landed in garden today.  It seems to have injured its right leg however and was hopping around a bit. It flew perfectly well but the leg was hanging as it flew over my head. I saw it again this evening circling above, still with the leg hanging but not as badly.DNíM

Female Sparrowhawk at Raheny (Photos by Deirdre Ní Mhórdha)

20 August 2011

Pic attached of a Whimbrel and Curlew for comparison – apart from the size difference, it’s not easy to tell them apart! Seen at Baldoyle today.CM

Whimbrel on left - Curlew on the right (Photo by Cian Merne)

18 August 2011
This evening at the Bull Island, north end, one Curlew Sandpiper, feeding alongside a Black-tailed Godwit.PV

17 August 2011
Rogerstown:  8pm, two Green Sandpipers together on mud bank opp Hide.PV

Sandymount: 2 Swifts over Sandymount this evening.CM

Bull Island:  At least 4 Wheatears seen near the Scout Hall at the Wooden bridge earlier today.JF

Wheatears at Bull Island (Photos by John Fox)

16 August 2011
Along the woodland and canal walk at Oldbridge House, Drogheda today: Had Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler, Treecreeper, Coal Tit, Raven and several roving flock of Long-tailed Tit, Goldecrest, Great Tit and Warblers along canal walk.BS

Long-tailed Tit at Oldbridge House, Drogheda (Photo by Brendan Sheils)

Swallows in Wicklow (Photo by Philip Clancy)

Oystercatcher in a group at Balbriggan today (Photo by Ger Franck)

15 August 2011
Monday, a glorious evening in Drumcondra, 10 Swifts overhead.PV

14 August 2011

Smew at Blessington Basin (Photo by Francois Mullan)

11 August 2011
Killester: One lone Swift flying over Killester this evening.MH

9 August 2011

Dublin: I'm delighted to report that six Swifts we're wheeling around in the sky over Washington St this evening - so summer's not over yet! MS

7 August 2011 

Bray:  5 Turnstones in Bray harbour yesterday, including 2 in fabulous Summer plumage.CM

6 August 2011 

Curlew at Donabate (Photo by Jenny Ryan)

4 August 2011
Clogherhead: 6 Reed Bunting, 3 Wheatear, 7 Stonechat,13 Meadow Pipit, 8 Linnet, 5 Starling, few warblers incl Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler present on the headland,while offshore 1000+ Manx Shearwater, lots of Gannet, Fulmar, Kittiwake, Guillemot, Razorbill, Cormorant, several Arctic Tern, Common Tern, Sandwich Tern and 1 Storm Petrel passing the headland.BS

Stonechat, Juv - at Clogherhead (Photo by Brendan Sheils)

2 August 2011 
The tern colony on the mooring dolphins in Dublin Port had a bumper season this year. A total of 537 pairs nested on the platforms, and by the end of the breeding season a total of 765 chicks had been ringed (716 Common and 49 Arctic Terns). OM 

The flock of Mediterranean Gulls at Sandycove reached exactly 100 birds today, 18 of which were juveniles (i.e. hatched this summer). So far 15 colour-banded birds have been recorded, coming from S. England, NW Germany, The Netherland, Belgium, N. and W. France and Hungary. OM

Goldfinch, Juv. at Ballymun (Photo by Jenny Ryan)


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