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28 October 2013

Palmerstown:  Single Swallow flying south over Waterstown Park today 4.30 p.m. RS

27 October 2013

Turvey South Hide: An excellent days sightings had by all from the Turvey South Hide - standing room only at one stage. Weather wise, it was a very changeable day, from dawn to dusk. Bird wise, we had great sightings of 2 Peregrines in the field opposite, 2 Kestrels hovering close by, a Merlin across the river bed, 2 Buzzards acting the 'Kestrel', a single Red Kite, Snipe, Pheasants, Little Egrets, Little Grebes (27), Shovelers, Wigeon, Teal, Golden Plovers, Grey Plovers, Dunlin, Sanderling, Brent Geese, Shelducks, Mallards, Cormorants, Great Black-backed Gulls, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, Grey Herons, Oystercatchers, Lapwings (glorious in flight), Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwits, Curlews, Greenshanks, Redshanks, Woodpigeons, Collared Doves, Meadow Pipit, Robin, Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, Stonechats, Wren, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Jackdaws, Rooks, Hooded Crows, Magpies, Starlings, House Sparrows, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Linnets & Reed Buntings.BC

Merlin at Turvey (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

Buzzards at Turvey (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

25 October 2013 

Belfield, Dublin:  at 9 a.m. 2 Ravens - perched top of UCD Arts block preening in the sun, common sighting since Summer.SMcN

24 October 2013

Grey Heron with trout supper at weir, west of bridge on Finglas Road (Photo by Tom Clear)

Broadmeadows: 1 Whooper Swan seen at noon today.  Also spotted were: 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Ruff, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Snipe.BC&BK

Whooper Swan at Broadmeadows Estuary (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Spot the difference - Whooper Swan and Mute Swan at Broadmeadows Estuary, Swords (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

Shelduck at Bull Island (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Black-headed Gulls fighting at Bull Island (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

22 October 2013

Ballymun:  2 Buzzards hunting over waste ground in Ballymun today.CM

20 October 2013

Pintail flying over North Bull Island (Photo by Tom Clear)

Malahide: Out the Estuary in Malahide were circ 50 Red-breasted Mergansers; 10 Great-crested Grebes.MH

Finglas: On my early morning walk with the dog along the Tolka River Finglas along with the usual suspects where 2 Kingfishers, one at Scribblestown foot bridge, the other at Finglaswood Bridge; 3 Grey Wagtails together feeding on grass bank, east of Rathoath Bridge while the river was in heavy flow; 1 Snipe which was scared up by my dog;  3 Mute Swans which have settled in to one of the 'Three Ponds' and a Dipper feeding on the Tolka River Finglas Video clip @ . . . . BC

Dipper on the Tolka River, Finglas (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

Grey Wagtail on the Tolka River, Rathoath Bridge, Finglas (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

13 October 2013

Brent Geese on Sutton Strand - one ringed (4 ringed Brent sighted today) (Photo by Liam Kane)

9 October 2013

Sparrowhawk with a Goldfinch snack in a Malahide Garden (Photo by Ita Martin)

8 October 2013

Phoenix Park:  Coal Tits, Wren, Wood Duck and Mandarin Duck (no Jays today).VH

Mandarin Duck in Phoenix Park (Photo by Vincent Hall)

Wood Duck in Phoenix Park (Photo by Vincent Hall)

Coal Tit in Phoenix Park (Photo by Vincent Hall)

4 October 2013

Wheatear at Sandycove, Co Dublin (Photo by James Cavanagh)

2 October 2013

Bull Island:  Lots of Linnet, Bunting, Black-tailed Godwits, Curlew, and 21 Brent Geese (on 1st Oct.).LK

Reed Bunting at Bull Island (Photo by Liam Kane)

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