Flora & Fauna


Colour-ringed Whimbrels

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Whimbrel migration at North Bull Island



Recent Sightings of Interest:
27-Jun-2017 Mediterranean GullLarus melanocephalus 2 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall 
27-Jun-2017 Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus 1 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall 
27-Jun-2017 CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo 23 Ciaran Dunne Sutton Creek 
26-Jun-2017 GreenshankTringa nebularia  4 Tom Cooney south saltmarsh 
26-Jun-2017 KnotCalidris canutus 5 Tom Cooney north mudflats 
26-Jun-2017 Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola 7 Tom Cooney north mudflats 
26-Jun-2017 RedshankTringa totanus 31 Tom Cooney north mudflats, south mudflats 
25-Jun-2017 Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa 39 Mark Collins Wooden Bridge, Causeway 
25-Jun-2017 Sand MartinRiparia riparia 20 Mark Collins Causeway 
23-Jun-2017 Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus 1 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall port side 
23-Jun-2017 House MartinDelichon urbicum 6 Tom O'Flynn Causeway 
23-Jun-2017 Sand MartinRiparia riparia 20 Tom O'Flynn Causeway 
23-Jun-2017 Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa 11 Tom O'Flynn north mudflats 
23-Jun-2017 SwiftApus apus 4 Tom O'Flynn Causeway 
23-Jun-2017 Sand MartinRiparia riparia 5 Mark Collins Causeway 
23-Jun-2017 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 14 Mark Collins north saltmarsh, south saltmarsh 
23-Jun-2017 LapwingVanellus vanellus 21 Mark Collins south saltmarsh 
23-Jun-2017 Mediterranean GullLarus melanocephalus 3 Tom Cooney south saltmarsh 
23-Jun-2017 Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus 1 Tom Cooney flyover, Causeway 
23-Jun-2017 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 26 Tom Cooney north saltmarsh, south saltmarsh 
23-Jun-2017 DunlinCalidris alpina 7 Tom Cooney north mudflats 
21-Jun-2017 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 1 Tom O'Flynn north mudflats 
20-Jun-2017 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 6 Ciaran Dunne Sutton Creek 
20-Jun-2017 SwiftApus apus 60 Tom Cooney Causeway 
20-Jun-2017 PeregrineFalco peregrinus 1 Tom Cooney north mudflats 
20-Jun-2017 RedshankTringa totanus 13 Tom Cooney south saltmarsh 
20-Jun-2017 Mediterranean GullLarus melanocephalus 1 Tom Cooney south mudflats 
19-Jun-2017 RedshankTringa totanus 4 Tom Cooney south mudflats 
19-Jun-2017 LapwingVanellus vanellus 18 Tom Cooney River Santry outflow 
19-Jun-2017 Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa 13 Tom Cooney north mudflats 
19-Jun-2017 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 16 Tom Cooney north mudflats 
19-Jun-2017 Little GullLarus minutus 1 Tom Cooney south mudflats 
19-Jun-2017 GreenshankTringa nebularia  5 Tom Cooney south mudflats 
16-Jun-2017 CuckooCuculus canorus 1 Mark Collins Dunes southern end 
16-Jun-2017 LapwingVanellus vanellus 15 Mark Collins River Santry outflow 

DISTURBANCE REPORTS: reported by naturalists and the general public where excessive disturbance/damage was caused to birds, wildlife and habitats within the National Nature Reserve. PHOTOS
DateActivityNumberImpact onLocation
26-Jun-2017 paddling surf boards 1 roost sites/roosting birds,   south lagoon (high water) 
26-Jun-2017 Boating (oars or motor) 1 roost sites/roosting birds,   south lagoon (high water), south saltmarsh 
26-Jun-2017 Dogs off leashes 5 roost sites/roosting birds,   south saltmarsh 
02-May-2017 unleashed dog on mudflats 2 Birds on saltmarsh,  , Birds on mudflats,   south mudflats 

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