Musings and photos of wild and everyday life

Nests Finches, Trinity, Canal – Review of 2010 – April

April

Refpoll FemaleSiskin Female

It was still cold in Ireland but the promise of better weather was there, albeit slightly misleading as usual.  In our garden the nut feeders were being over worked by finches and tits.  Sparrows also seeem to have mastered this aerial dexterity – I don’t remember them being good at this when I was young but that was a long time ago.   Garden feeders seem to have been important  in providing energy for birds in winter, especially in towns.   As well as some beautiful but infrequent Siskins, we got Redpolls for the first time.

Loo-king ready for the ball. TCD

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In Dublin preparations were made for the annual Trinity Ball.

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It was right into the nesting season – Ducks, Swans, Sparrows, etc. were all working hard on the next generation.

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Sparrowhawk F collecting twigs

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I found this female Sparrowhawk collecting twigs in a wood.
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At home various nest boxes were occuppied – 1 Starling pair and 2 Blue Tit pairs.  Robins were happy to use an uncovered vent hole.

Robin flying with grub to nest in house vent

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Back in Dublin some sunny days brought out people and flowers.

Cherry Blossom TCD .

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Cherry Blossom brightened up parks and gardens while a barge festival brought interest to the Grand Canal.

Barge Festival Grand Canal Dublin

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One response

  1. B

    Great wildlife photography!

    February 8, 2015 at 10:20 pm

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