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SATURDAY 20th DECEMBER 2014                               KILCOOLE, CO. WICKLOW

LEADER: PAT LENIHAN

Bird Watching
The outing consisted of a walk southwards along the seashore at Kilcoole, which is known as “The Murrough”. This is the time of year when there are usually large numbers of waders, ducks, geese, swans and sea birds present.

Note: The table below is a list of the species recorded on this outing. But it should also be noted that while some of the photographs were taken on 20th December at Kilcoole they have beeen supplemented by images from Pat's archives for a variety of locations. 

List of Species Recorded

Swans

Cygnus olor

Mute Swan

Cygnus cygnus

Whooper Swan

Geese

Branta bernicla

Pale-bellied Brent Goose

Anser anser

Greylag Goose

Branta canadensis

Canada Goose

Waders

Numenius arquata

Curlew

Limosa limosa

Black-tailed Godwit

Tringa totanus

Redshank

Calidris alpina

Dunlin

Ducks

Anas penelope

Wigeon

Anas crecca

Teal

Anas platyrhynchos

Mallard

Cormorants and Shags

Phalacrocorax carbo

Cormorant

Phalacrocorax aristotelis

Shag

Herons

Ardea cinerea

Grey Heron

Egretta garzetta

Little Egret

Divers

Gavia stellata

Red-throated Diver

Plovers

Vanellus vanellus

Lapwing

Grebes

Tachybaptus ruficollis

Little Grebe

Birds of Prey

Falco tinnunculus

Kestrel

Pipits

Anthus pratensis

Meadow Pipit

Chats

Saxicola torquata

Stonechat

       

Some Reading

   

  Wigeon                                                                   Teal      

  

 Little Grebe  

 

Canada Goose                                     Greylag Goose                

 

Mute Swan                                                       Whooper Swan              

 

Red-throated Diver                                                                                   Little Egret                      

   

Black-tailed Godwit                                               Curlew                                                                Dunlin                                  

 

Redshank                                                              Lapwing

 

Shag & Cormorant                                             Heron            

Stonechat 

 

Photographs © P. Lenihan

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