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20/05/2018



The first island record of >>> RUDDY SHELDUCK <<< found by Paul Lynch and Pauline Banducci, video by Brian Carruthers. Still present.


Recent Sightings of Interest:
DateSpeciesNumberObserverLocation
22-May-2018 Brent GooseBranta bernicla hrota 1 Edd Kealy south saltmarsh 
22-May-2018 Arctic TernSterna paradisaea 3 Edd Kealy south lagoon (high water) 
22-May-2018 Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus 1 Edd Kealy Bull Wall Reed Marsh 
21-May-2018 Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea 1 Mark Collins, Tom Cooney Causeway, north mudflats 
20-May-2018 Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferruginea 1 Paul Lynch, Pauline Banducci, Brian Carruthers Causeway 
18-May-2018 Sand MartinRiparia riparia 8 Ciaran Dunne Northern end 
17-May-2018 Black GuillemotCepphus grylle 12 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall port side 
17-May-2018 GuillemotUria aalge 1 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall port side 
17-May-2018 Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus 1 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall Reed Marsh 
17-May-2018 Grey HeronArdea cinerea 3 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall Reed Marsh 
15-May-2018 GannetMorus bassanus 1 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall port side 
15-May-2018 Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus 2 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall port side 
15-May-2018 Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus 1 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall Reed Marsh 
15-May-2018 KittiwakeRissa tridactyla 37 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall port side 
15-May-2018 Black GuillemotCepphus grylle 14 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall port side 
15-May-2018 GuillemotUria aalge 11 Ciaran Dunne Bull Wall port side 
15-May-2018 SanderlingCalidris alba 8 Mark Collins Beach southern end 
15-May-2018 Black GuillemotCepphus grylle 2 Mark Collins Bull Wall 
15-May-2018 GuillemotUria aalge 1 Mark Collins Bull Wall 
15-May-2018 Common TernSterna hirundo 54 Mark Collins Causeway, Bull Wall 
15-May-2018 MoorhenGallinula chloropus 1 Mark Collins River Santry outflow 
15-May-2018 House SparrowPasser domesticus 1 Mark Collins Causeway 
10-May-2018 KestrelFalco tinnunculus 1 Mark Collins Northern end 
10-May-2018 Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator 5 Mark Collins Sutton Creek 
10-May-2018 Sand MartinRiparia riparia 6 Mark Collins Dunes northern 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
16-Jan-2018 Dogs off leashes 1 Birds in dunes,   Dunes northern end 
10-Dec-2017 Bait-digging 2 Inter-tidal habitat,  , Birds on mudflats,   Wooden Bridge 
06-Oct-2017 Dogs off leashes 1 Birds on saltmarsh,   north saltmarsh 
26-Sep-2017 Dogs off leashes 1 Birds on saltmarsh,   north saltmarsh 

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