Gallery photos taken by Tolka branch contributors from 2008- February 2009 

Ring-billed Gull, Nimos Pier, Galway. 1 February 2009. Jose Campos 

Iceland  Gull, Nimos Pier, Galway 1 February 2009. Jose Campos 

The introduced White- tailed Eagles above, Killarney. 1st February  2009 Neil O Reilly

Heron at the Zoo, January 2009! Joe Curtis 

First winter Herring Gull at the Zoo, January 2009. Ann May 

Dolphin Gull, Argentina. December 2008. Oscar Merne

Cattle Egrets, Timoleague, Co Cork. 12 January 2009 Eric Dempesy

Arabian Bustard with Northern Carmine Bee-Eater, Bilen Plains, Ethiopia. Aidan Kelly



Waxwing , Castleknock. Eric Dempsey

Waxwing, Castleknock.Shay Connolly 

Waxwings Castleknock. December 2008. Eric Dempsey

Snipe Rogerstown. John Fox


Mediterranean Gulls. Adult, Second Winter and First Winter birds. 14 December 2008 Eric Dempsey


Redwing 10 December, 2008. John Fox

Waxwings, 5 December 2008 . John Fox 



Goldfinch , Rogerstown. John Fox

Pied Wagtail, Loc Owel. Eric Dempsey

Hen Harrier, Rogerstown. Shay Connolly 

Brent on a frost covered playing pitch at Ashtown Station, 29 November 2008.Josť Campos





Black Guillemot in winter plumage, 2 November 2008.Clogherhead. Shay Connolly


Little Grebe, Bushy Park Dublin. Shay Connolly


Long-billed Dowitcher, Soldier's Point., Dundalk. 29 October 2008.. John Fox 


Scarlet Tanager ( Juv) at Garinish, close to Dursey, Co Cork. John Fox  11 October 2008



Swainsons Thrush, Dirk Lane, Galley Head. Co Cork  John Fox 11 October 2008


Little Blue Heron, Letterfrack, Co Galway. John Fox


Barred Warbler, Inishbofin. Eric Dempsey

Yellowbrowed Warbler, Inishbofin. Eric Dempsey

Snipe, Inishbofin. Eric Dempsey

Hobby, Mizen Head Owen Foley and Robert Vaughan

Chough, Inishbofin. Eric Dempsey