Flora & Fauna


Colour-ringed Whimbrels

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Recent Sightings of Interest:
23-May-2017 Mute SwanCygnus olor 5 Tom Cooney, Ciaran Dunne River Santry outflow, Wooden Bridge 
23-May-2017 Tufted DuckAythya fuligula 1 Tom Cooney south lagoon (high water) 
23-May-2017 KnotCalidris canutus 5 Tom Cooney south mudflats 
23-May-2017 SanderlingCalidris alba 49 Tom Cooney Beach south end 
23-May-2017 GuillemotUria aalge 5 Tom Cooney Bull Wall port side 
23-May-2017 Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus 2 Tom Cooney, Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall Reed Marsh 
23-May-2017 SwiftApus apus 2 Tom Cooney flyover, Dunes southern end 
23-May-2017 Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus 1 Tom Cooney Alder Marsh 
23-May-2017 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 7 Tom Cooney north mudflats 
21-May-2017 Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus 1 David MacPherson Bull Wall Reed Marsh 
19-May-2017 Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus 2 Tom Cooney, Ger Franck Bull Wall Reed Marsh 
19-May-2017 Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa 81 Tom Cooney Causeway, north mudflats 
19-May-2017 SanderlingCalidris alba 4 Tom Cooney, Ger Franck Beach south end 
19-May-2017 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 5 Tom Cooney, Ger Franck south mudflats, Causeway 
19-May-2017 Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica 149 Tom Cooney, Ger Franck south mudflats, north mudflats 
19-May-2017 Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola 13 Tom Cooney, Ger Franck south mudflats 
19-May-2017 KnotCalidris canutus 8 Tom Cooney, Ger Franck south mudflats 
17-May-2017 WhitethroatSylvia communis 1 Tom Cooney near Alder Marsh 
17-May-2017 SwiftApus apus 3 Tom Cooney Northern end 
16-May-2017 Mute SwanCygnus olor 2 Ciaran Dunne Blackbanks 
16-May-2017 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 1 Ciaran Dunne Blackbanks 
16-May-2017 DunnockPrunella modularis 1 Ciaran Dunne River Santry outflow 
16-May-2017 DunnockPrunella modularis 1 Ciaran Dunne River Santry outflow 
15-May-2017 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 1 Tom O'Flynn south mudflats 
15-May-2017 Common TernSterna hirundo 14 Tom O'Flynn Wooden Bridge, south mudflats 
15-May-2017 House MartinDelichon urbicum 6 Tom O'Flynn Royal Dublin Golf Course 
15-May-2017 Mute SwanCygnus olor 2 Tom O'Flynn River Santry outflow 
14-May-2017 Brent GooseBranta bernicla hrota 1 Mark Collins Bull Wall, flyover 
14-May-2017 House MartinDelichon urbicum 8 Mark Collins Dunes southern end 
14-May-2017 Common BuzzardButeo buteo 1 Mark Collins Dunes southern end 
14-May-2017 Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus 2 Mark Collins Bull Wall Reed Marsh 
13-May-2017 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 20 Jim Duffy Beach south end 
13-May-2017 SanderlingCalidris alba 60 Jim Duffy Beach south end 
13-May-2017 OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus 60 Jim Duffy Beach south end 
13-May-2017 SwallowHirundo rustica 2 Jim Duffy Beach south end 

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
02-May-2017 unleashed dog on mudflats 2 Birds on saltmarsh,  , Birds on mudflats,   south mudflats 
27-Apr-2017 Bait diggers with dogs 5 Birds on mudflats,  , Inter-tidal habitat,  , Invertebrates in mudflats,   Wooden Bridge 
21-Apr-2017 jogging with dog 1 Birds on mudflats,   south mudflats 
18-Apr-2017 Dogs off leashes 7 hundreds of waders feeding on beach,   Beach south end 

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