May 27thAfter glorious weather on Thursday and Friday, Saturday was a wash out. However, after checking some nests I went to Howth. I recorded 7 Darvic rings on Great Black Backed Gulls and Herring Gulls.
May 21stAnother nest was hatched today on my rounds of Swan Nests. The 2nd Naas Nest.
May 20thThe nesting Census is changing daily with 18 monitored nests hatched to date. However, I am always on the look out for anything with a CR Ring. Today I spotted my 2nd CR Heron. Orange Ring K14
|Heron K14 on the River Liffey|
At Broadmeadows I read 50 rings and no new Swans to add to the annual survival project or RAS. In the photo below the Swan in the middle has no rings!! Where did it come from!
May 13thMy days are spent checking Mute Swan nests and counting Cygnets! 7 Nest sites checked today and two more have hatched during the week. I also followed up on a tip and located the nest of CASP and CASZ. I hadn't seen this pair since they were going up and down the Canal looking for a nesting site in March, so good to find where they are nesting.
|Grand Canal - The Park West nest has hatched.|
May 7thStill busy reading Swan rings for my RAS project. Even at Broadmeadows, I am still re sighting one or two new Swans at each visit to that location.
|MUTE SWAN CAPV at Broadmeadows|
May 1stOut and about checking Mute Swan Nests in Dublin. Another couple of nests have hatched. However my CR bird of the day was a Heron. My club have been Colour Ringing them for a few months, but this is the first observation away from the ringing site.
|CR Heron in Dublin on the Royal Canal|
|Heron Orange K00|
|Cygnets on the Royal Canal at Shandon Gardens.|