Tom Buckley, Brian Carruthers, James Cavanagh, Manus Curran, Ciaran Dunne, Des Fay, Liam Feeney, Ger Franck, Vincent Hall, Brian Hamilton,
Sean Hogan, Liam Kane, Thomas Kavanagh, Dave MacPherson, Ita Martin, Brian McDonnell, Adrian Rooney, Patrick Veale 

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26 February 2014

Tolka River Valley Park Finglas:  On a 2 hour walk in the afternoon...noted birds spotted were...

circa the Ashtown ponds: a hunting female Sparrowhawk; Goldcrest, Little Egret, 3 Buzzards, Mute Swan pair, Kingfisher (flypast), Jay, Cormorant 

circa the football pitches:   Wrens, Dunnock, Goldfinches, Linnets, Jackdaws, Rooks, Hooded Crows, House Sparrows, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Great Tits, Blue Tits, Long-tailed Tits, Grey Wagtail (2), Dipper, Grey Heron (3), Song Thrush (2), Reed Bunting, Robins, Magpies, Mallards, Pied Wagtails, Little Grebes, Coots, Moorhens, Black-headed Gulls, Common Gulls, Herring Gulls, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Blackbirds, Starlings, Woodpigeons, Collared Doves, Brent Geese (29), Pheasants (2) and Oystercatchers (7). BC

23 February 2014

Kestrel at Bull Island (Photo by Brian McDonnell)

22 February 2014

Branch outing to County Louth Coast:    

Dundalk Harbour:  2 Buzzard;  1 Greenshank; Redshank; Lapwing: Bar and Black-tailed Godwit; Whimbrel; Teal; Mute Swan; Grey Heron; and Little Egret.
Giles Quay:  Several Great Northern Divers and a few Red-throated DiversRazorbill; Brent Geese; Common Scoter; Oystercatcher; Ringed Plover; Grey Seals and 1 male Stonechat.
Soldier's Point:  Red-breasted Mergansers; Ringed Plover; Oystercatcher.
Annagassan Harbour:  3 Goldeneye;  1 Great Northern Diver
Port Oriel:  2 Adult and 1 third winter Iceland Gull;  1 third winter Glaucous Gull.

Glaucous Gull at Port Oriel, County Louth (Photo by Tom Buckley)

Iceland Gull at Port Oriel, County Louth (Photo by Tom Buckley)

Ringed Plover at Annagassan Harbour (Photo by Vincent Hall)

Great Northern Diver at Annagassan Harbour (Photo by Vincent Hall)

Male and Femaily Goldeneye at Annagassan Harbour (Photo by Vincent Hall)            Black-tailed Godwit at Soldier's Point (Photo by Tom Buckley)

21 February 2014

A lone Barnacle Goose (juv) (Branta leucopsis) at Grange Castle Business Park, Clondalkin (Photos by Brian Carruthers)

Sparrowhawk in Malahide Garden (Photo by Ita Martin)

20 February 2014

Broadmeadows:  1 Whooper Swan, 18 Teal, 2 Great Northern Diver, 4 Goldeneye, 30 Red-breasted Merganser.CD

19 February 2014

Up to 10 Purple Sandpipers with Turnstones on seaward side of East Pier, Howth (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Purple Sandpiper at Howth (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Greenfinch - a rare visitor to this Clontarf Garden (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Phoenix Park:  20 Tufted Duck in small lake in the grounds of Farmleigh.LK

Robin at Farmleigh (Photo by Liam Kane)

Male Redpoll in Malahide Garden (Photo by Ita Martin)

15 February 2014

Siskin in Malahide Garden (Photo by Ita Martin)

14 February 2014

Stillorgan:   Back in December, I counted 39 Goldfinches on my nyjer feeders which I think was a record for my garden. It was surpassed today by 40 Linnets at the same feeders!!MC

Linnets in Stillorgan Garden (Photo by Manus Curran)

39 Goldfinch in Stillorgan Garden (Photo by Manus Curran)

11 February 2014

Rathgar:  37 Redwing seen at Kenilworth Square.DF

One of 37 Redwing at Kenilworth Square (Photo by Des Fay)

Great Northern Diver at Dun Laoghaire Marina (Photo by James Cavanagh)

9 February 2014

Rogerstown Estuary/Turvey Park:   Birds seen today by Brian Hamilton, Liam Feeney, Thomas Kavanagh, Adrian Rooney with myself, apart from the usual fare around Rogerstown Estuary/Turvey Park while I was on hide duty:   Sparrowhawk (fm), Peregrine putting on a good show for all to see, a pair of Kestrels, ringtail Hen Harrier, 6 Buzzards in the air together and 2 Red Kites apart from each other. 
Afterwards I took a walk around Broadmeadows Estuary: spotting a female Kingfisher at the outflow under the M1 flyover and a Whooper Swan among the Mutes, Goldeneye, Red-breasted Mergansers & Great-crested Grebes in winter plumage.BC

Dun Laoghaire Harbour at 8.30 a.m.:  Black-throated DiverGreat Northern Diver; Red-throated Diver; Little Gull; 285 Shags; and 150 Cormorant.SH

8 February 2014

Snow Bunting at Bull Island (Photo by Ita Martin)

Turnstone at Bull Island (Photo by Ita Martin)

Lapwing at Swords (Photo by Des Fay)

Red-breasted Merganser (male) at Swords (Photo by Des Fay)

Red-breasted Merganser (female) at Swords (Photo by Des Fay)

7 February 2014 

Bohernabreena/Glenasmole:  12 Ravens, 3 Buzzards, Sparrowhawk and 2 Jays below the first lake.PV

Wigeon at Ringsend (Photo by Des Fay)

Kestrel at Bull Island (Photo by Vincent Hall)

Goldfinch in Glasnevin Garden (Photo by Vincent Hall)

Note the different colour caps between the male Blackcap here and the female Blackcap in James's photo of the 5th Feb.
Male Blackcap in Glasnevin Garden (Photo by Vincent Hall)

5 February 2014

Dun Laoghaire:  Approximately 500 Black Guillemots inside Dun Laoghaire Harbour this afternoon.JC

Female Blackcap in Dun Laoghaire Garden (Photo by James Cavanagh)

4 February 2014
Stock Dove at St. Anne's Park, Clontarf (Photo by Ger Franck)


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