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25 August 2013

Swallows at Howth East Pier waiting to be fed...                             (Photos by Dave MacPherson)

... but not all are lucky  

16 August 2013

Broadmeadows: terrific views of the juvenile Ruff at Broadmeadow Estuary - it never stood still for a moment while busily feeding in the shallows during my one hour lunch break.  Also feeding around where lots of Black-headed Gulls, Curlew, Pied Wagtails, Oystercatchers, Redshank, Greenshank, Common Sandpipers, Black-tailed Godwits, Starlings, Grey Herons, Dunlin, Peregrine, Ringed Plovers and a single Wheatear.BC, TC & CC 

Ruff at Broadmeadow Estuary (Photos by Brian Carruthers)

Ringed Plover at Broadmeadow Estuary (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

Black-headed Gulls at Broadmeadow Estuary (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

Wheatear at Broadmeadow Estuary (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

12 August 2013

Spotted a Sparrowhawk hunting in the early morning light over waste ground of the East Wall Road and a pair of Buzzards over Keelings Factory, St.Margarets. BC

9 August 2013

Sparrow feeding young in Glasnevin Garden (Photo by Mick Kelly)

Sparrowhawk in Glasnevin Garden (Photo by Mick Kelly)

8 August 2013

Finglas:  While out walking the dog at Tolka park Finglas watched a Sparrowhawk dive repeatedly at a couple of Mandarin chicks in the pond. Would not surprise me if the Sparrowhawk had already been successful over the past few days considering there were only 2 chicks, about a week old, with the female, it's second brood this year.BC

7 August 2013

Swords & Rogerstown:   A total of 11 Common Sandpipers seen today, 5 at Swords and 6 at Rogerstown. A Kingfisher and a Ruff also at Swords. A second Kingfisher at Rogerstown, together with 5 Green Sandpipers, 3 Stock Doves and 2 Buzzards.GF&EK

Common Sandpiper at Rogerstown (Photo by Ger Franck)

Swan and five cygnets and sevaral Mallard in Kybe Pond, Skerries (Photo by Any Friel)

3 August 2013

Glenasmole:  A Kestrel, a Little Grebe & a Dipper at Glenasmole, Co. Dublin.AR

2 August 2013

Little Grebe with juvenile in Tolka Valley Park (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

1 August 2013

Gormanstown:  Terns, Gulls and Waders at Gormanstown Beach. Common, Arctic, Roseate and Little Terns all present along with some juveniles. It's possible to get good views of the terns with a 'scope, giving an opportunity to note the differences between the species. Also Oystercatcher, Curlew, Bar-tailed Godwit, Greenshank, Knot, Dunlin, Sanderling and Ringed Plover.  Also a few Mediterranean Gulls, GF&EK

Dunlin at Gormanstown Beach (Photo by Ger Franck)

Tufted ducklings at St. Anne's Park, Clontarf (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

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