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March 2013 photo-page

March 2013

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Brent Geese, including colour-ringed bird, Ferrypoint, 9 Apr 2013 © T Kennedy

This bird was ringed in its first winter in Tralee Bay, Co Kerry on 8 April 2009, resighted on northward migration at Grunnafjör, Iceland, 17-19 May 2010, with further sightings in NE Ireland and Kerry in winter 2010/11 & 2011/12 (per Graham McElwaine)

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Crossbill, female, Ballyscanlan, 6 Apr 2013 © R Zamora

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Crossbill, male, Ballyscanlan, 6 Apr 2013 © R Zamora

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Stoat vs Brown Rat, Ardmore, 6 Apr 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Firecrest, Newtown Glen, 5 Apr 2013 © R Zamora

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© R Zamora

See also video (MC)

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Firecrest, Newtown Glen, 4 Apr 2013 © P Archer

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Green Sandpiper, Brickey canal, Dungarvan, 4 Apr 2013 © D Clarke

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© D Clarke

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Brambling, Cappoquin, 4 Apr 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Ringed Plover, Caliso Bay, 4 Apr 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Brent Goose, Dungarvan, 4 Apr 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Curlew, Dungarvan, 4 Apr 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Buzzard, east Waterford, 2 Apr 2013 © D Clarke

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© D Clarke

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Gyrfalcon, presumed escapee, Faithlegg, 30 March 2013 © A Hartery

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© A Hartery

Photo of presumed same bird, Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny, 26 March: click here (irishbirding.com)

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Firecrest, Brownstown Head, 30 March 2013 © R Zamora

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© R Zamora

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© R Zamora

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© P Dwan

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© P Dwan

see also video (MC)

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Yellowhammer, male, Cappoquin, 29 March 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Yellowhammer, female, Cappoquin, 29 March 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Sandwich Terns, including ringed bird, Curragh, Ardmore, 27 March 2013 © AD Malcolm

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© AD Malcolm

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Wheatear, male, Curragh, Ardmore, 27 March 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Black Guillemot, adult summer, Helvick harbour, 24 March 2013 © S O'Farrell

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Iceland Gull, 1st- or 2nd-winter, Ram Head, 20 March 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Iceland Gull, 1st- or 2nd-winter, Whiting Bay, 20 March 2013 © AD Malcolm - same as Ram Head?

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different individual © AD Malcolm

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Kestrel, Carrignagour, 20 March 2013 © AD Malcolm

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tagged Grey Seal from Cornwall, found dead, Ring, 18 March 2013 © L Cahill

Rescued as a pup near Penzance, Cornwall on 22 Dec 2011, rehabilitated and later released near Mullion Cove, Cornwall on 25 May 2012 - more details here

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Bottlenose Dolphins, Ram Head, 18 March 2013 © AD Malcolm

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© AD Malcolm

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Buzzard, west Waterford, 17 March 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Sand Martin, Lismore, 14 March 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Little Egret, Lismore, 14 March 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Yellowhammer, male, Lismore, 14 March 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Wheatear, male, Ballyquin, 13 March 2013 © AD Malcolm

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Snipe, Ballyneety, Dungarvan, 4 March 2013 © D Clarke

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Siskins, Gorteen, nr Dungarvan, 2 March 2013 © M Keaney

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Glaucous Gull, 2nd-winter, Helvick, 2 March 2013 © PM Walsh

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© PM Walsh

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© PM Walsh

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Great Black-backed Gull, adult, Helvick, 2 March 2013 © PM Walsh

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