THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS  and ADVISERS DURING  February 2015...

   Harry Bailey, Brian Carruthers, James Cavanagh, Gerry Donnelly, Ger Franck, Paul Heneghan, Liam Kane, Michael Keating, Mick Kelly,
Dave MacPherson, George MacSharry, Cian Merne, Liam O'Brien, Bill Quinn

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27 February 2015

Clontarf: 1 Dipper on the Nanikan River at St. Anne's Park.GD

Buzzard relaxing near Peamount (Photo by Paul Heneghan)


26 February 2015

Mallards at Broadmeadows (Photo by Harry Bailey)



24 February 2015

Reed Bunting at Rogerstown (Photo by Harry Bailey)


Bullfinch at Rogerstown (Photo by Harry Bailey)



Greenfinch at Rogerstown (Photo by Harry Bailey)


23 February 2015

Full details of the comings and goings of this Brent Goose will be uploaded on our Ringing page
Brent Goose at Sutton (Photo by Bill Quinn) 



21 February 2015

BWI Tolka & Wicklow Branch outing to Rogerstown Estuary / Turvey Park and surrounding area
as told by Brian Carruthers...
A cool 5c bright & breezy (wind chill feeling 0c) day for all 30+ members who ventured on the walk. Birds sighted @R&T by all "who were in the right place at the right time ;-)Brent Geese, Shelduck, Wigeon, Mallard, Gadwall (3 pair), Teal, Shoveler, Red-breasted Merganser, Cormorant, Little Grebe, Great Black-backed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Common Gull, Black-headed Gull, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Coot & Moorhen (@ Scrape), Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Dunlin, Sanderling, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Greenshank, Redshank, Lesser Yellowlegs (north hide), Kestrel (pair), Sparrowhawk (with kill), Peregrine (female morning time & male at noon), Merlin (fm x2), Buzzard (x3), Pheasant, Woodpigeon, Collared Dove, Pied Wagtail, Robin, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Stonechat, Goldcrest, Wren, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Jackdaw, Rook, Raven (harassing a Buzzard), Hooded Crow, Magpie, Starling, House Sparrow, Reed Bunting, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Bullfinch, Greenfinch, and Linnet. With additional sightings of Mute Swan, Snipe, Goldeneye, and Scaup (2 pair) @Broadmeadow Estuary, Swords. A great days viewing before the rain/hail rolled in at 3pm." BC

Mistle Thrush at Rogerstown (Photo by Brian Carruthers)



Oystercatcher at Rogerstown (Photo by Brian Carruthers)


Red-breasted Merganser at Rogerstown (Photo by Brian Carruthers)


Snipe at Broadmeadows (Photo by Brian Carruthers)



20 February 2015

Wren in Ballymun Garden (Photo by Michael Keating)



17 February 2015

Donabate:  one Buzzard with a tag on its wing two km south of Donabate (details reported).LK

Tagged Buzzard at Donabate (Photo by Liam Kane)



16 February 2015

Blackrock Park:  over 60 Greenfinch at Blackrock Park.LO'B


15 February 2015

Golden Plover at Swords Estuary (Photo by Dave MacPherson)


Black-tailed Godwit at Swords Estuary (Photo by Dave MacPherson)

Lapwing at Swords Estuary (Photo by Dave MacPherson)



12 February 2015

Long-tailed Tits at garden in Howth (Photo by Bill Quinn)


9 February 2015

Siberian Chiffchaff
in Ballymun garden (Photo by Michael Keating)



Siberian Chiffchaff in Ballymun garden (Photo by Michael Keating)



7 February 2015

Sparrowhawk (f) dining on a pigeon in Raheny garden (Photo by George MacSharry)


5 February 2015

Bull Island:  a short tale of the survival of the fittest, words and photos by Ger Franck...!Spoiler Alert! - it doesn't end happily for the Dunlin)

This Dunlin appears to have got oil on its breast feathers as a result of feeding in polluted mud.

Not in the best shape, it was soon spotted by a Hooded Crow,

 

 

which chased it...

 

 

 

 

caught it...

 

 

and killed it.

 

 

 

 



Poppintree Park, Finglas:  Black-tailed Godwit, Redwing and Black-headed Gulls.MK

Black-tailed Godwit at Poppintree Park (Photo by Mick Kelly)


Redwing at Poppintree Park (Photo by Mick Kelly)


Blackcap (m) in Coolock Garden (Photo by Harry Bailey)






3 February 2015


Blackrock Baths:  Ringed Plover, Curlew, Greenshank and a large number of tagged Brent Geese.JC

Ringed Plover at the old Blackrock Baths (Photo by James Cavanagh)


Little Egret at Broadmeadows (Photo by Harry Bailey)


Curlew at Broadmeadows (Photo by Harry Bailey)


Teal (m) at Broadmeadows (Photo by Harry Bailey)
Teal(f) at Broadmeadows (Photo by Harry Bailey)
 


 





 

 

 

 

2 February 2015

Brent Geese at Broadmeadows (Photo by Harry Bailey)


Mallard at Broadmeadows (Photo by Harry Bailey)



1 February 2015

Buzzard in Malahide (Photo by Liam Kane)


Turnstone at Bray Harbour (Photo by Cian Merne)

 

 
 

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