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27 June 2014

Glasnevin:  Familly of 7 Long-tailed Tits in garden this evening.JH

Rogerstown Estuary, North Hide: Song Thrush, Woodpigeon, Little Egret, Grey Heron, Greenshank, Lapwing, Swallow, House Martin, Swift, Sand Martin, Starling, Linnet, Cormorant, Red Kite, Common Buzzard, Hooded Crow, Shelduck, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Curlew, and Meadow Pipit.TC

Shelduck creche at Rogerstown (Photo by Tom Carroll)

Black-tailed Godwit at Rogerstown (Photo by Tom Carroll)

25 June 2014

Wood Quay:  Delighted to see 3 Swifts circling over the nest boxes on the Civic Offices Wood Quay at 8 a.m. this morning.  The nest boxes where installed last year, thanks to the enthusiam of Helen Burke of Dublin City Council. Hopefully next year these three Swifts will consider nesting in this prime location.  It's a happy reminder to keep looking up high in the city for Swifts.  Also, please take part in the National Swift Survey 2014...for more details click here.RD

24 June 2014

Sandycove:  A group of about 15 med gulls at Sandycove (attracted by Sean Kingston's loaf of bread!).DMacP

Mediterranean Gull at Sandycove (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Mediterranean Gulls at Sandycove (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

22 June 2014

Goldcrest in Clontarf Garden this morning (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

21 June 2014

Branch outing to Howth:    

  • East PierSand Martins, 4 Black Guillemot.  

  • Looking across at Ireland's Eye:  2 Peregrine Falcons standing in their cave nest.

  • Cliffs at Nose of Howth:  Cliff-nesting sea birds with chicks were Guillemots and Shags.  Other nesting birds were Razorbills and Kittiwakes.  1 Kestrel hovering and 2 Raven causing a moment of worry for a couple of Herring Gull, who escorted them from their airspace.

  • Gulley, Balscadden 3 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, juvenile Dunnock, several Linnets, Meadow Pipits, Blackbirds, Wren, Robin, House Martin, Swallow, Swift and Hooded Crow. RD

20 June 2014

Sandycove:  13 Mediterranean Gulls at Sandycove at 13.30:   8 Adults, 4 2nd-Summer Birds,  1 3rd-Summer Birds. No sign of any colour rings although the birds did not really respond to being fed. If anyone gets any colour rings can they please pass them on to Camille Duponcheel

16 June 2014

Phoenix Park:  4 Jay including 2 juvenile; and 1 Treecreeper in Oldtown Wood. LK

Grey Heron cooling off in the sunshine in Phoenix Park (Photo by Liam Kane)

15 June 2014

Lugnaquilla:  Dotterel showing well just south of summit of Lugnaquilla.EM

14 June 2014

Juvenile Pied Wagtail at Dun Laoghaire (Photo by James Cavanagh)

11 June 2014

Great Tit preening (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

10 June 2014 

Ringed Plover with chick attached, photographed from a public footpath on a north Dublin beach.  Dog walkers and beach users in general should be careful not to disturb nesting shore birds at this time of the year  (Photo by Cian Merne)

8 June 2014

Tolka River Valley Park:  Mandarin duck (fm) with 4 chicks (this is a 2nd female) the first female has only 1 chick left, about 3 weeks older than this brood. 3 Kingfishers (not sure if parents on newborn),  2 Little Egrets on what could be a nest,  Cormorant, Blackcaps and Reed Bunting.BC

White-cheeked (or Bahama) Pintail at Dublin Zoo (Photo by Anne May)

Grey Herons at Dublin Zoo (Photo by Anne May)

4 June 2014

Little Grebe in Phoenix Park (Photo by Liam Kane)

Female Mallard and ducklings in Phoenix Park (Photo by Liam Kane)

3 June 2014

Linnet at Bull Island (Photo by Eugene Dolan)

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