THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS  and ADVISERS DURING  April 2016...

   Harry Bailey,  Tom Carroll, Brian Carruthers, Ger Franck, Liam Kane, Michael Keating, Dave MacPherson, Cian Merne, Deirdre Moore, Neil O'Reilly

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29 April 2016

Glossy Ibis at the Reed Marsh on Bull Island (Photo by Ger Franck)



24 April 2016


Tolka River Valley Park:  at 7a.m. my sightings included Kingfishers, Grey Wagtails, Dippers, Buzzards, a male Sparrowhawk, Reed Bunting, Long-tailed Tits, a single Little Egret with a hoard of Cormorants sunning themselves on the pylons. With singing Dunnocks, Wrens, Blackbirds, Willow Warblers and the nightingale of the north - a male Blackcap.BC

Willow Warbler at Tolka River Valley Park (Photo by Brian Carruthers)


Turvey:  Received notification from Michael Keating & John Fields that we had regular visits of a pair of Short-eared Owls at Turvey Park, preferably late evening, So took a drive up late afternoon at 6.30pm sitting in the "Shed" overlooking the "Old Allotments". about 7-ish, a local walker noticed me sitting at the shed door with my camera at the ready and asked was I waiting to see an owl, I said yes, and he said "it's up hunting on the hill behind", so up I went and low and behold one was hunting just above the crest of the hill.BC

Short-eared Owl at Turvey (Photo by Brian Carruthers)



Short-eared Owl at Turvey (Photo by Neil O'Reilly)



22 April 2016

Croke Park:  Pair of Ravens, and an Osprey sailing by nice and high.BC

Raven at Croke Park (Photo by Brian Carruthers)



21 April 2016

Short-eared Owl over dunes near Royal Dublin Golf Course,  Bull Island (Photo by Dave MacPherson)


Short-eared Owl over dunes near Royal Dublin Golf Course,  Bull Island (Photo by Dave MacPherson)



17 April 2016

Golden Plover in breeding Plumage at the Causeway, Bull Island (Photo by Dave MacPherson)


Bar-tailed Godwit in breeding plumage at the coast, Bull Island (Photo by Dave MacPherson)


16 April 2016

Chiffchaff eating a fly at Turvey (Photo by Michael Keating)


14 April 2016

Dun Laoghaire:  1 Swallow at 11.25.DM

Male Wheatear (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Male Stonechat (Photo by Dave MacPherson)



7 April 2016

Long-tailed Tit at Broadmeadows (Photo by Cian Merne)


Female Bullfinch at Broadmeadows (Photo by Cian Merne)



5th April 2016

Male Reed Bunting at North Bull Island (Photo by Liam Kane)


Female Reed Bunting at North Bull Island (Photo by Liam Kane)


Male Linnet at North Bull Island (Photo by Liam Kane)


Female Linnet at North Bull Island (Photo by Liam Kane)




Clongriffin Area: 2 Swallow, 40 Woodpigeon, 1 Dunnock, 2 Blue Tit, 8 Goldfinch, 2 Little Grebe, Nesting pair of Mute Swan, 40+ Mallard, 20 Moorhen, 1 Cormorant (regular visitor to park) 5 Herring Gull and 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 10 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Greenfinch, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 1 Wren, 12 Starling, 12 House Sparrow, 4 Magpie.TC

Little Grebe at Clongriffin (Photo by Tom Carroll)


Eider Duck
at Skerries (Photo by Harry Bailey)


Gannet at Skerries (Photo by Harry Bailey)


 
 

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