Flora & Fauna


Colour-ringed Whimbrels

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Recent Sightings of Interest:
25-Apr-2017 WheatearOenanthe oenanthe 10 Tom Cooney Bull Wall Reed Marsh, Dunes southern end 
25-Apr-2017 SwiftApus apus 1 Tom Cooney, Tom Doyle corner Royal Dublin/BW Reed Marsh 
25-Apr-2017 Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus 1 Tom Cooney Bull Wall Reed Marsh 
25-Apr-2017 CuckooCuculus canorus 1 Tom Doyle Alder Marsh 
24-Apr-2017 Grey PloverPluvialis squatarola 22 Ger Franck south saltmarsh 
24-Apr-2017 Sand MartinRiparia riparia 2 Ger Franck Causeway 
24-Apr-2017 KestrelFalco tinnunculus 1 Ger Franck Causeway 
24-Apr-2017 House SparrowPasser domesticus 1 Mark Collins Causeway 
24-Apr-2017 Sandwich TernSterna sandvicensis 2 Mark Collins Causeway 
24-Apr-2017 WheatearOenanthe oenanthe 5 Mark Collins Causeway, south saltmarsh 
24-Apr-2017 dark-bellied Brent GooseBranta bernicla bernicla 1 Tom Cooney north saltmarsh 
24-Apr-2017 SnipeGallinago gallinago 1 Tom Cooney north saltmarsh 
24-Apr-2017 Brent GooseBranta bernicla hrota 508 Tom Cooney north saltmarsh 
24-Apr-2017 Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos  2 Tom Cooney channel in northern mudflats 
24-Apr-2017 WheatearOenanthe oenanthe 46 Tom Cooney north saltmarsh, south saltmarsh 
24-Apr-2017 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 48 Tom Cooney north mudflats, south mudflats 
23-Apr-2017 WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus 18 Ger Franck flyover, south mudflats 
23-Apr-2017 Sandwich TernSterna sandvicensis 3 Ger Franck Beach southern end 
23-Apr-2017 MoorhenGallinula chloropus 1 Ger Franck Royal Dublin Golf Course 
23-Apr-2017 Black GuillemotCepphus grylle 2 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall port side 
23-Apr-2017 GuillemotUria aalge 1 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall port side 
23-Apr-2017 Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus 2 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall port side 
23-Apr-2017 WheatearOenanthe oenanthe 1 Ciaran Dunne Dunes southern end 
23-Apr-2017 TealAnas crecca 9 Ciaran Dunne River Santry outflow 
23-Apr-2017 Mute SwanCygnus olor 5 Ciaran Dunne River Santry outflow 
22-Apr-2017 SnipeGallinago gallinago 1 Mark Collins Southern end 
22-Apr-2017 KnotCalidris canutus 74 Tom Doyle Causeway 
22-Apr-2017 DunlinCalidris alpina 65 Tom Doyle Causeway 
22-Apr-2017 Sandwich TernSterna sandvicensis 13 Mark Collins Bull Wall 
22-Apr-2017 GannetMorus bassanus 1 Mark Collins Bull Wall 
22-Apr-2017 WheatearOenanthe oenanthe 2 Mark Collins Dunes southern end 
21-Apr-2017 KestrelFalco tinnunculus 1 Shane Thomas Quinn south saltmarsh 
21-Apr-2017 SwallowHirundo rustica 1 Shane Thomas Quinn north mudflats 
21-Apr-2017 GreenshankTringa nebularia  1 Shane Thomas Quinn north mudflats 
21-Apr-2017 PeregrineFalco peregrinus 1 Tom Cooney north mudflats 

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
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 
18-Apr-2017 Bait-digging 1 Inter-tidal habitat,  , Invertebrates in mudflats,  , Birds on mudflats,   Wooden Bridge 
13-Apr-2017 Bait-digging, Dogs off leashes 2 Inter-tidal habitat,  , Invertebrates in mudflats,  , Birds on mudflats,   Wooden Bridge 

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