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   Brian Carruthers, James Cavanagh, Phil Clancy, Rosemary Doyle, Ger Franck, Vincent Hall, Michael & Mir Harris, 
Liam Kane, Edd Kealy, Michael Keating, Dave MacPherson, Tony McDonagh, Neil O'Reilly

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30 September 2015

Razorbill at Dun Laoghaire (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Sandwich Tern near Martello Tower in Seapoint (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Buzzard opposite the Topaz garage Ballymun (Photo by Michael Keating)

Buzzard opposite the Topaz garage Ballymun (Photo by Michael Keating)

29 September 2015

Sparrowhawk over Ballymun (Photo by Michael Keating)

27 September 2015

Miltown: Dipper and Kingfisher on the Dodder at Miltown today.NO'R

Kingfisher on Dodder at Miltown (Photo by Neil O'Reilly)

25 September 2015

Wren in Phoenix Park (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Treecreeper in Phoenix Park (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Meadow Pipit in Phoenix Park (Photo by Liam Kane)

Mistle Thrush in Phoenix Park (Photo by Liam Kane)

22 September 2015

Zebra Finch (escapee) at Navan Road (Photo by Tony McDonagh)

21 September 2015

One of the numerous Wheater at Dun Laoghaire this afternoon (Photo by James Cavanagh)

Willow Warbler at Santry Demense this morning (Photo by Michael Keating)

20 September 2015

Linnett at the allotments in Meakstown, Finglas (Photo by Michael Keating)

Buzzard in the field opposite the Topaz garage Ballymun (Photo by Michael Keating)

16 September 2015

Whinchat in Ballymun this morning in the field opposite the Topaz garage (Photo by Michael Keating)

Juvenile Reed Bunting in Ballymun in field opposite the garage (Photo by Michael Keating)

Wheatear in Balcurris Park Ballymun (Photo by Michael Keating)

Merlin after taking a Linnet at Rogerstown Harbour (Photo by Vincent Hall)

Black-tailed Godwit at Rogerstown Harbour (Photo by Vincent Hall)

Little Egrets at Broadmeadows Estuary (Photo by Vincent Hall)

15 September 2015

Kestrel in Malahide Estuary on a beautiful sunny day after a dull morning on the Bull Island (Photo by Liam Kane)

14 September 2015

Long-tailed Tit at Ballymun NCT Centre (Photo by Michael Keating)

Goldcrest at Ballymun NCT Centre (Photo by Michael Keating)

12 September 2015 - Tolka Outing

Tolka's first outing of the season was to Broadmeadows (Swords estuary) and then on to Rogerstown. The morning was bright with a cool breeze and a good number of people turned out despite the forecast and the previous night's weather. At Broadmeadows the group was added to by a fair few birders coming and going, all hoping to catch a glimpse of a young Osprey that's been hanging around for the past week or so. The water was quite high so not much mud exposed and, therefore, not many waders to look at.  Nonetheless we still managed to see a good few Black-tailed Godwits (some still in summer plumage), 1 or 2 Ruff, Snipe, Greenshank, Redshank, Curlew and Lapwing. Just as we were scanning through all the waders for more species, they all took off. Everyone looked to see what had put them up and then the Osprey was spotted, together with a Buzzard. The bird preformed beautifully diving and shaking itself dry 3 or 4 times before catching a small fish. It then flew quite high and headed in the Rogerstown direction. A Kingfisher was seen on a few occasions and then two together were seen perched up around the motorway flyover. Other birds seen at Broadmeadows included Little Egrets, Grey Herons, Cormorants, Mallard, Teal, Mute Swan, B.H Gull, LBB Gull and GBB Gull. Swallows and Sandmartins seemed to be constantly passing overhead in a southerly direction.  Later in Rogerstown, the walk up to and back from the south hide was very quite, and again the water levels left little mud exposed. We did manage to pick up a nice Green Sandpiper in the pools of water in the field, just out the west window of the hide. Apart from that there were big numbers of Egrets and a few Buzzards. A good morning's birding was had by all. Phil Clancy

Osprey at Broadmeadows Estuary Swords (Photo by Vincent Hall)

Greenfinch at Broadmeadows Estuary Swords (Photo by Vincent Hall)

Ruff at Broadmeadows Estuary Swords (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

Kingfisher at Broadmeadows Estuary Swords (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

10 September 2015

Scottish Juvenile Osprey fishing at Broadmeadows Estuary Swords (Photos by Brian Carruthers)


6 September 2015

Rogerstown Estuary / Turvey Park @7.30am to  3.30pm.  Birds spotted were 11 Brent Geese, Shelducks, Wigeons, Mallards, Teals, Cormorants, Little Grebes, Great Black-backed Gulls, Lesser Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Common Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, Sandwich Terns, Grey Herons, 33 Little Egrets, Coots, Moorhen, Oystercatchers, Lapwings, Ringed Plovers, Golden Plovers, Dunlins, Sanderlings, Black-tailed Godwits, Curlews, Whimbrels, Greenshanks, Redshanks, Ruff, Sparrowhawks, Buzzards, Osprey, Pheasant, Woodpigeons, Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon, Collared Doves, Kingfisher, House Martins, Swallows, Pied Wagtail, Robins, Blackbirds, Mistle Thrushes, Stonechat, Chiffchaffs, Blackcap, Goldcrest, Spotted Flycatcher, Wrens, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits, Long-tailed Tits, Jackdaws, Rooks, Raven, Hooded Crows, Magpies, Starlings, House Sparrows, Dunnocks, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Bullfinches, Linnets, Reed Bunting.BC

Buzzard at Rogerstown (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

Whimbrel at Broadmeadow Estuary Swords (Photo by Brian Carruthers)

5 September 2015

Bull Island: Delighted to report circa 20 Brent Geese at the Wooden Bridge and circa 80 Brent Geese at Sutton end of Bull island.MH

Brent Geese at Sutton (Photo by Michael Harris)

4 September 2015

Greenfinch on the Dodder near Dropping Well Pub with orange pollen on beak (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Bar-tailed Godwit at Bull Island (Photo by Liam Kane)

2 September 2015

River Liffey at 7.30 a.m.:  5 Grey Heron feeding at low tide along River Liffey at various points between the Frank Sherwin Bridge at Wolfe Tone Quay and the Liam Mellowes Bridge at Aran Quay, and 3 Cormorant fishing at the mud bank at Ormond Quay.RD

1 September 2015

Rogerstown: 1 Osprey, 1 Little Tern, 1 Sparrowhawk and1 Buzzard.GF & EK

Osprey at Rogerstown (Photo by Edd Kealy)

Bull Island:  1 Black Tern, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2 Sparrowhawks, 1 Peregrine, 70 Grey Plover, 3 White Wagtails, 40 Sandwich Terns.EK

White Wagtail at Bull Island (Photo by Edd Kealy)



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