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

   Stephen Bolger, Brian Carruthers, Patrick Devereux, Eamonn Durkan, Conn Flynn, Liam Kane, Michael Keating, Mick Kelly, 
Dave MacPherson, Brian McDonnell, Rosena McShane, Bill Quinn, Hubert Servignat

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29 February 2016

Sparrowhawk (juv) in Finglas Garden (Photo by Brian Carruthers)


28 February 2016

Peregrine & Chase at Turvey Park (Photos by Brian Carruthers)



Buzzard at Meakstown Allotments (Photo by Michael Keating)



25 February 2016

Between Rogerstown Co.Dublin and Skerries from 1pm:   Mute Swans, Brent Geese, Shelducks, Wigeons, Mallards, 6 Gadwall, Teals, Common Scoters, Red-breasted Mergansers, Cormorants, Shags, Great-northern Divers, Red-throated Divers, Great-crested Grebes, Little Grebes, Guillemots, Razorbills, Black Guillemots, Gannet, Great Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Common Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, Grey Herons, Little Egrets, Coots, Moorhens, Oystercatchers, Lapwings, Ringed Plovers, Golden Plovers, Dunlins, Sanderlings, Black-tailed Godwits, Curlews, Greenshank, Redshanks, Turnstones, Purple Sandpipers, Kestrel, Peregrine, Buzzards, 2 Hen Harriers, Pheasant, Woodpigeons, Collared Doves, Pied Wagtails, Meadow Pipits, Robins, Blackbirds, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrushes, Wrens, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Jackdaws, Rooks, Hooded Crows, Magpies, Starlings, House Sparrows, Dunnock, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Redpolls, Linnets, Reed Buntings. Finished up @ 4-30pm with a total of 68 species.BC, HS, SB

Hen Harriers (ring-tailed) at Rogerstown (Photo by Brian Carruthers)


23 February 2016

Scaup (f) at Broadmeadows Estuary (Photo by Brian Carruthers)



21 February 2016

Tolka River Valley Park:  Mute Swan pair, Brent Geese, Mallards, Tufted Ducks, Mandarin duck pair, Cormorants, Little Grebes, Herring Gulls, Common Gulls, Black-headed Gulls, Grey Herons, Little Egret, Coots, Moorhens, Buzzard, Pheasant (call), Woodpigeons, Collared Doves, Pied Wagtail, Dipper, Robins, Blackbirds, Song Thrushes, Mistle Thrush, Wrens, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tits, Jackdaws, Rooks, Hooded Crows, Magpies, Starlings, House Sparrows, Dunnocks, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, Bullfinch pair, Greenfinches. with an outstanding sighting of a eclipse male Gadwall, a first for me along the Tolka.BC

eclipse male Gadwall at Tolka Valley Park (Photos by Brian Carruthers)


Dipper at Tolka Valley Park (Photo by Brian Carruthers)


Male and female Mandarin Duck at Tolka Valley Park (Photo by Brian Carruthers)


Sparrowhawk in Rathfarnham Garden he left hungry for once (Photo by Eamonn Durkan)



16 February 2016

Dun Laoghaire harbour:  Black Guillemot, Black Redstart, Cormorant, Hooded Crow, Rock Pipit, Purple Sandpiper, Red-necked Grebe, Snow Bunting & Turnstone, with other sightings of Great-crested Grebes, Great Northern Divers, Mediterranean Gulls, Common Gulls, Meadow-Pipits and Stonechats.BC

Red-necked Grebe at Dun Laoghaire Harbour (Photo by Brian Carruthers)


Rock Pipit at Dun Laoghaire Harbour (Photo by Brian Carruthers)


Snow Bunting at Dun Laoghaire Harbour (Photo by Brian Carruthers)



Turnstone at Dun Laoghaire Harbour (Photo by Brian Carruthers)


Purple Sandpiper at Dun Laoghaire Harbour (Photo by Brian Carruthers)


Black Guillemot at Dun Laoghaire Harbour (Photo by Brian Carruthers)



Black Redstart at Dun Laoghaire Harbour (Photo by Brian Carruthers)


Yellowhammer at Broadmeadows (Photo by Dave MacPerson)




15 February 2016

Siskins in Howth Garden (Photo by Bill Quinn)


Blackcap (m) in Howth Garden (Photo by Bill Quinn)


Blackcap (f) in Dublin Garden (Photo by Brian McDonnell)



Sutton:  Small flock of Curlew (16 no.) at St. Fintan's Road Sutton this morning. BQ

Curlew at Sutton (Photo by Bill Quinn)


Curlew at Sutton (Photo by Bill Quinn)


14 February 2016

Clonsilla:   after 39 years of living here in Clonsilla, I've hade the first Goldcrest sighting in my back garden ever.PD

Goldcrest in Clonsilla Garden (Photo by Patrick Devereux)



Buzzard at Ballymun (Photo by Michael Keating)



13 February 2016

Castleknock:   We have two Sparrowhawks, a male and female visiting the back garden in Dunsandle Court.  They visit separately and I saw the female at around 8.30 am this morning and the male Sparrowhawk at around 10.11 am. Normally we have loads of little birds in the garden on bird feeders this morning, but with the presence of the Sparrowhawks, very few other birds visited the bird feeders today.RMcS

Male Sparrowhawk in Castleknock garden (Photo by Rosena McShane)


Female Sparrowhawk lurking in tree in Castleknowk (see above)


12 February 2016

Finglas:  Myself and my son 'Ian' watched this male Sparrowhawk clean away this Greenfinch, from start to finish in 22mins, out our back garden.  Normally we only hear a bird crashing into our kitchen window which alerts us to it's presence.BC

Sparrowhawk in Finglas garden (see above) (Photo by Brian Carruthers)



11 February 2016

Redpoll at Turvey (Photo by Michael Keating)


Phoenix Park:  5 Treecreepers showing in Oldtown Wood, and 3 Mandarin Duck in the pond opposite Ordnance survey building.LK

Treecreeper at Oldtown Wood, Phoenix Park (Photo by Liam Kane)


Mandarin Duck at OPhoenix Park (Photo by Liam Kane)



8 February 2016

Shag at East Pier, Howth
(Photo by Dave MacPherson)


6 February 2016

Redpoll at Rogerstown (Photo by Brian McDonnell)


Bullfinch at Rogerstown (Photo by Brian McDonnell)



Brambling at Rogerstown (Photo by Brian McDonnell)


Wren at Rogerstown (Photo by Brian McDonnell)



5 February 2016

Black-tailed Godwit at Broadmeadows (Photo by Michael Keating)



4 February 2016

Mute Swan at making a close call at Swords Estuary (Photo by Michael Keating)



Little Egret at Swords Estuary (Photo by Michael Keating)



3 February 2016

Brambling at Rogerstown (Photo by Harry Bailey)



2 February 2016

Pink-footed Goose at Rogerstown (Photo by Harry Bailey)



Kestrel at Rogerstown (Photo by Harry Bailey)



Siskins in Glasnevin garden (Photo by Mick Kelly)
 


1 February 2016

Drumcondra:  Large flocks of Siskins on my feeders in Drumcondra. Upwards of twenty at a time. Males and females. CF

 
 

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