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29 July 2012
Brittas: A Peregrine, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk & 2 Raven;  also 
Newlands Cross, Clondalkin: 6 Buzzards including some juveniles & a large female Sparrowhawk.AR&JW

27 July 2012
Sparrowhawk just after catching a Collared-dove in Glasnevin garden (Photo by Vincent Hall)

22 July 2012
Sandycove:  105 Mediterranean Gulls at Sandycove today.  Thirteen birds with colour rings, including three birds ringed at Sandycove in 2011.SK

21 July 2012
Tolka outing to Tachumshane, Co. Wexford: 
We were blessed with a lovely sunny day, especially after all the rain in the last week or two. We made our way to the High Car Park at the lakeside and from there we got a good view through our scopes of the Glossy Ibis across on the other side of lake.  We then made our way across the lake to the East End and the Island, and were glad we brought our wellies as it was very wet marshland. On our way we spotted a Little Gull, and Mute Swans in flight.  Also in the lake were the commoners - Coots, Mallards, Swans with cygnets, Moorhen  We heard a Water Rail calling many times. A little later we made our way to Linkstown hoping we would get a closer sighting of Beaded Reedling, but alas no luck. Species observed: - Marsh Harrier, Montague Harrier, Hen Harrier, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Reed Bunting,  Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Little Gull, Common Tern, Godwits, Sparrowhawk, Coots, Mallards, Mute Swans, Moorhen, and of course the Glossy Ibis.VH

Juvenile Sparrowhawk with prey at Rathmines (Photo by Des Fay)

20 July 2012
Griffith Park:  today at Griffith Park I had several Mistle Thrushes, 2 Grey Wagtails, 1 Grey Heron, plenty of Mallards and small numbers of Black-headed and Herring Gulls.  Highlight was an adult Common Sandpiper feeding along the river banks - never come across on here before.FM

19 July 2012
Broadmeadows (south shore): 1 Buzzard, 3 Common Sandpipers, 10 Dunlin, 3 Little Egrets, 13 Grey Herons, 30 Black-tailed Godwit and 80 Lapwing.CD

18 July 2012
Carton Demesne: 2 juvenile Long-eared Owls, a Buzzard & a Sparrowhawk between 21:15 & 22:45pm.AR,JW,PK

17 July 2012
Bull Island. 24 Whimbrel on the mudflats between the Causeway and the Wooden Bridge today, easily seen from James Larkin Road or the Causeway. A good time to see this passage migrant, and a chance to note the differences between Whimbrel and the larger Curlew. Recently fledged Black-headed Gulls are now appearing among groups of adults. These juveniles will soon lose their distinctive cinnamon markings as they moult into first winter plumage.GF

Juvenile Black-headed Gull on Bull Island (Photo by Ger Franck)

15 July 2012
Crooksling Co. Dublin: A Peregrine, a Raven & 2 Buzzards; also
Grange Castle Business Park: A Buzzard.AR

Swords Estuary; 45 Dunlin, 8 Common Sandpipers and 3 Common Terns along with flocks of Redshank, Lapwing and Black-tailed Godwits. A juvenile Peregrine Falcon scattering the wading birds on several occasions as it sped up the estuary. Linnets, Reed Buntings, Meadow Pipits, Goldfinches, Greenfinches, 2 Buzzards and 6 Yellowhammers in the nearby fields and hedgerows.GF

Common Sandpiper at Swords (Photo by Ger Franck)

Yellowhammer at Swords Estuary (Photo by Ger Franck)

14  July 2012
Dublin 15: One Buzzard flying over
Diswellstown School.AR

12  July 2012

Black Guillemot at Howth (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

11 July 2012

Bullfinch in Clontarf Garden (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

9 July 2012
Howth Harbour: 5 Black Guillemots in Howth Harbour this morning.BQ

Black Guillemots at Howth Harbour (Photo by Bill Quinn)

8 July 2012
Clonsilla: A male Sparrowhawk & an adult Long-eared Owl hunting over Beechpark allotments Clonsilla at 22:15pm.AR

7 July 2012

Ireland's Eye: lots of Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes, some Fulmar and about 12 Puffins. Also Herring, Greater and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 1 Whitethroat, Rock Pipits and Meadow Pipits, and 3 Peregrine Falcons. Also...
Howth Harbour: 10 Black Guillemots ands 20 Sand Martins.EK

Fulmar at Ireland's Eye (Photo by Edd Kealy)

Puffin at Ireland's Eye (Photo by Edd Kealy)

A cracking day had by all on the Irish Wildlife trust outing to Irelands Eye on Saturday 7-7-12.  The lucky 19 people that turned up for the trip were greeted with a day of glorious sunshine and a fine selection of wildlife. Black-headed Gulls; Black Guillemots (in howth harbour); Common Gulls; Cormorants; Fulmars; Gannets; Great Black-backed gulls; Guillemots; Herring Gulls; Kittiwakes; Lesser Black-backed Gulls; Meadow Pipits; Oystercatchers; Peregrines (3); Pied Wagtails; Puffins; Razorbills' Rock Pipits; Sand Martins (in Howth Harbour); Shags; Stonechats; Swallows (in Howth Harbour); Turnstones; and  Whitethroats.BC

Razorbill at Ireland's Eye (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

Oystercatcher at Ireland's Eye (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

5 July 2012

Juvenile Stonechat at Howth (Photo by Vincent Hall)

Male Stonechat at Howth (Photo by Vincent Hall)

Pheasant at Botanic Gardens (Photo by Ciaran Walsh)

Grey Heron at Farmleigh (Photo by Eugene Dolan)

4 July 2012
Rogerstown: 6 Curlew flew over allotments this evening.LF 

3 July 2012
Rogerstown: 2 Grey Partridge (male and female) in allotments feeding on chickweed.LF

Clondalkin: 1 Buzzard.  A Long-eared Owl calling & an adult Long-eared Owl hunting nearby 21:45pm.AR&JW

2 July 2012
Phoenix Park: An adult & a juvenile Long-eared Owl in Phoenix Park this evening along with 2 pairs of Sparrowhawk;
Strawberry Beds: A Buzzard; and  
Carton Demesne: 3 juvenile
Long-eared Owls.AR & PH

Adult Long-eared Owl in Phoenix Park (Photo by Adrian Rooney)

Juvenile Long-eared Owl in Phoenix Park (Photo by Adrian Rooney)

Great Black-backed Gull with crab at North Bull Island (Photo by Edd Kealy)

Male Linnet at North Bull Island (Photo by Edd Kealy)

1 July 2012

Grange Castle Business Park: A Buzzard & a Kestrel.AR & JW


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