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Liam Kane, Inta Kaulina, Michael Keating, Dave MacPherson, Dermot McCabe, Breandán Ó Braoin

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25 October 2015

Portmarnock 'Rocks' for 6:20am for some crack of dawn photos: while sitting under the 'Wall' watching the early morning light unfold, a beautiful shape flew over, heading towards 'The Eye' - A Long-eared Owl (I'm presuming 'cos of the overall dark shape even into light).BC

24 October 2015

Turvey Park South hide and surroundings @8-30am with a clear sky and a light breeze, 9°c. Birds spotted... Mute Swans, 54 Brent Geese, 7 Pink-footed Geese, Shelduck, Wigeon, Mallard, Teal, 11 Shoveler, Tufted Duck, Cormorant, 23 Little Grebe, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron, 21 Little Egret, Coot, Moorhen, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Dunlin, Sanderling, Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Redshank, Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Peregrine, Merlin, 5 Buzzard, Pheasant, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Stonechat, Goldcrest, Wren, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Jackdaw, Rook, Raven, Hooded Crow, Magpie, Starling, House Sparrow, Dunnock, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, Linnet, Reed Bunting. Finished up @ 3-30pm with a total of 65 species, meeting a few birding friends along the way. Sightings by Brian Carruthers & John Fields.

22 October 2015

Ashtown:  Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus), A new bird for me on the Tolka River Valley Park between Elm Green & Ashtown.BC

19 October 2015

Raheny:  Buzzard travelling low and slow in a north easterly direction over Grange Park Raheny.BO'B

13 October 2015

Great-crested Grebe at Bull Wall (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

12 October 2015

Dodder River:  2 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 White Wagtail, 1 Grey Heron, and 1 Wren. LK

Dipper at the Dodder (Photo by Liam Kane)

11 October 2015

Phoenix Park - Quarry Lake and around Ordnance Survey road -  Black-headed Gull and Herring Gull, Mallard, Tufted Duck and Mandarin Duck, Coot, Moorhen, Little Grebe, Wood Pigeon, Magpie, Hooded Crow, Jackdaw, Rook, 3 Jay and 1 Common Buzzard. MC&TC

7 October 2015

Grey Heron at Seapoint (Photo by Eugene Dolan)

Female Sparrowhawk bathing at Ballymun NCT Centre (Photo by Michael Keating)

Female Sparrowhawk flying over Ballymun NCT Centre (Photo by Michael Keating)

2 October 2015

Swords:  1st winter Grey Heron, Swords today. Shows the dark crown well, adult would have white forehead. DMcC

Grey Heron at Swords (Photo by Dermot McCabe)

1 October 2015

Howth:  Please find enclosed photo of a Herring Gull taken at approx 4.00pm today in Howth. As you can see, it can be clearly ID'd as 2KP. I wish to report this Gull for gross intimidation as it stood there on the wall watching us enjoying our Scampi and Chips from Beshoffs (just behind us, across the road). It only left us briefly during this period to harass two young children on another bench, so the Gull may also be guilty of Ice-Cream Theft. So the bird ringing scheme has given us a way to serve ASBOs on these belligerent individuals! JH...
                                                            ...In mitigation, Beshoff's Scampi and Chips are worth a try. Only the gullible would sit in range of an opportunist like this guy (or gull). DMcC

Herring Gull at Howth (Photo by John Hammond)

Buzzard at UCD (Photo by Denis Eustace)

Buzzard being mobbed by Rooks over Santry Demense (Photo by Inta Kaulina)

Buzzard calling over Santry Demense (Photo by Inta Kaulina)


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