of wondeful Autumn birds around in Dublin Bay already so get out there and
try to count what you see!
Juvenile Kestrels. Eric Dempsey ( photo taken
Little Gull this morning (low tide) , at the outflow at the end of the Clontarf Promenade, beside Alfie Byrne Rd.
At Swords 12 Common Sandpipers , a Ruff and a single Mute Swan cygnet.GF
One of 20 Crossbills in Carlingford on
Sunday. Paul Kelly
26 July, 2009
At Rogerstown today there were 24 Lapwings , 300+ Bar Tailed Godwits, 250+ Oyster Catchers
,300+ Curlews , 500+ Redshanks, 1 Common Sandpiper, 20+ Dunlin .A crèche
of 2 adult Shelducks with 40 juveniles 2 Stock Doves
1 Kestrel. At the Burrow Strand, Malahide Estuary, a pair of hunting Kestrels.CM
500+ Redshank on the Bull. There were also
Black-ailed and Bar-tailed Godwits, Greenshank, Dunlin, and a couple of summer plumage
Turnstones - very beautiful birds at this time of year!. Also
Oystercatchers and Curlew. GF 20 Crossbills in Carlingford
Black-tailed Godwit on the algae smothered mud flats at the Bull
Island. Cian Merne
At Dunmurry Hill, Co. Kildare, 2 Buzzards and 2 Spotted Flycatchers.SO'B
and a juvenile Peregrine on the Bull Island between the causeway and the bridge. The Peregrine giving a great show as it practised its hunting skills.
Wood Sandpiper and Little Stint at
44 Mediterranean Gulls at Sandycove today, c.7 of them with rings.SH
Common Tern, city centre. Shay Connolly
Little Stint with Dunlin at Swords. Michael Nolan
Family of Roseates at Gormanston Beach .John Fox. If you are
confused about the red and black bill
so are we! But we are told that the red base occurs during breeding
otherwise its black as in the individual below .
Roseate Tern ( front with 2 rings), Common
Tern (centre), Arctic Tern (back left) Thanks to John Fox
for this very useful Tern ID photo.
18 July - Sunday 19, 2009
Peregrine Falcon on the Central Bank in Dame Street this evening.LB
in summer plumage at Swords today . Paul Kelly
Gormanstown was the place to be today with 3 Little Gulls and a
Basking Shark offshore to thrill the exceptional few! JF PK
See photos below.
Little Gulls at Gormanstown with a
Black-headed Gull on the left for size comparison. John Fox
Basking Shark at Gormanstown also today!.Paul
at Heuston Station.PK
Seen this evening feasting on a Feral Pigeon on a new plucking post
overlooking Temple Bar Square, 1 Peregrine Falcon . Back in Temple
Bar after an absence of 4 months. We presume the individual was off
breeding somewhere - Ireland's Eye ?. LB
There was an adult type Hobby over the BWI
Reserve, Kilcoole this evening. It flew south over the Little Tern colony then inland over Webbs
field and was seen hunting hirundines.NK.
2 Carrion Crows were on the North Bull Island - one is a hybrid.
SF At Rogerstown today there were 2 Stock Doves, 1 Spotted Redshank,
1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel and a flock of 20 Mistle Thrushes. GF
A pair of nesting Herring Gulls on the Crampton Buildings in Temple Bar
have produced 2 offspring. The chicks have successfuly fledged and took
off on their first flight in the city centre today.
Big Day in Dublin! Witness to the Terek
Sandpiper, found by Conor Foley, were
over 20 birders at this very rare migrant visitor from Asia. Birders
arrived within an hour of the bird being found thanks to Eric Dempsey
and BINS news service.
Above Terek Sandpiper in flight - the smaller bird between the 2
lower Redshanks. Eric Dempsey. For more pictures see http://www.irishbirdimages.com/pages/gallery/july2009page.html
Swifts at Swords this evening. Eric Dempsey
One Raven, 14 Puffins on Ireland''s Eye. LB
Photos below from a talented new contributor to Dublinbirding, Padraic
Puffins, Cormorant and Great Black-backed Gulls. Ireland's Eye
Buzzard high over Kildare Street in the city centre this
At Rogerstown this evening there was a Temmincks
Stint a Wood Sandpiper and a
Spotted Redshank all seen from the wooden hide on the rising tide.PK
Common Sandpiper. Swords. Shay Connolly
We hear that the Little Terns are doing very well in Baltray
Little Grebe, Phoenix Park. Cian Merne
At Gormanston Beach this morning there were 6 first year, 1 adult and
1 second year Little Gulls. PK