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31 August 2012
Howth: 2 Swifts flying over Howth today.BO'B

Sutton: 50+ Brent Geese at Sutton today.PW

27 August 2012
Dolphin Road, Drimnagh: A Buzzard being mobbed by 2 Rooks at rooftop height (unusual location for a Buzzard).AR

25 August 2012
Swords: 100+ Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Bar-tailed Godwit, 50 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 100+Redshank, 1 Turnstone, 1 Common Sandpiper and 2 Great Crested Grebe;  also

Skerries: 40 Turnstone (some summer-plumaged birds), 2 Arctic Skua's offshore,1 Eider;  also 

Gormanstown area: 1 Ruff, 1 juvenile Black Tern, 60 Roseate Tern,1 Juv Little Tern.BS

24 August 2012
Raheny: Raven flying low over Raheny this morning.BO'B

23 August 2012
St. Stephen's Green: pair of Mandarin Ducks in pond this morning. JG

Turnstone at the Bull Wall (Photo by Jenny Ryan)

22 August 2012
John Paul Park, Cabra: A Sparrowhawk.AR

21 August 2012

Curlew - one of three seen at Corballis estuary, Donabate (Photo by Andy Friel)

19 August 2012
Phoenix Park:  1 Buzzard spotted in the evening.CW

Buzzard at Phoenix Park (Photo by Ciaran Walsh)

Bull Island: 1 Kingfisher at Causeway. Also 2 Common Sandpipers at the river outlet and a Kestrel hunting along the seafront.CM

Kingfisher at Bull Island (Photo by Cian Merne)

18 August 2012
Howth cliff walk:  1 Wheatear, 3 Stonechats, 2 Kestrels.EK

Kestrel at Howth Head (Photo by Edd Kealy)

16 August 2012
Drimnagh:  female Sparrowhawk over Dolphin Road, Drimnagh.AR

15 August 2012

Bull Island:  A group of 8 Little Egrets feeding and blowing about in the wind in the channel at Clontarf Rd./Causeway today.DMacP

Little Egrets at Bull Island Causeway (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

14 August 2012

Wheatear having it's feathers ruffled by the "summer" wind at Bull Island (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

13 August 2012
Raheny:  Juvenile Cuckoo seen in St. Anne's Park.GF

Juvenile Cuckoo at St. Anne's Park Raheny (Photo by Ger Franck)

11 August 2012 

Curlew at Rogerstown (north hide) (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

Green Sandpiper at Rogerstown (north hide) (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

10 August 2012
Castleknock Gaa Club: A Buzzard.AR

Bull Island: 2 juvenile Stonechats near the Royal Dublin Golf Course. Along with many other types of birds, small insectivorous birds regurgitate pellets (see photo below). In the case of Stonechat, the pellet consists of the hard exoskeletons of their prey.GF

Juvenile Stonechat at Bull Island (Photo by Ger Franck)

6 August 2012

Goldfinch in Sillogue Gardens (Photo by Jenny Ryan)

5 August 2012
Booterstown Reserve: Common Sandpiper and Stock Dove this morning.SH

Bull Island: 10 Swifts, 2 Willow Warblers and a Sedge Warbler at Royal Dublin Golf Club. Plenty of House Martins around the Club House where there is a breeding colony.GF

Willow Warbler at Bull Island (Photo by Ger Franck)

Sedge Warbler at Bull Island (Photo by Ger Franck)

4 August 2012
M50/Red Cow exit: A Kestrel.AR

3 August 2012

Castleknock at Auburn Avenue:  a female Sparrowhawk.AR

Greenshank at Rogerstown (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

Whimbrel at Rogerstown (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

2 August 2012

Newland's Cross: 4 Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk & a Badger.AR & JW

What do you call a tern in the middle of two common terns?  A Sandwich Tern!
Two Common Terns and a Sandwich Tern at Sandycove (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Mediterranean Gull at Sandycove (Photo by Dave MacPherson)



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