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  1. Hi,

    I saw a colour-ringed Sanderling at the end of the West Pier this evening at high tide. It was with seven others (most of them in summer plumage or partly so). I noticed that one had rings but I only had seconds to look at it before they took off and headed towards Booterstown. This is all the information I have on it:

    Sanderling (in group of eight),
    West Pier (end), Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, August 1st, 2017
    Colour-rings details:
    Green- and white-banded legbands on both lower legs;
    also a green band with a green ‘wing’ on upper left leg.

    If you have any information on this bird or can find out where and when it was ringed, I would be be very interested in hearing it. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks, best wishes,


    Cóilín MacLochlainn
    27 Kilcross Court, Sandyford, Dublin, D18 Y7R7
    Tel: +353 1 294 3459
    Mobile: +353 86 340 7802

  2. Pretty sure I've seen one of your birds yesterday. Common tern on Sandhaven beach, South Shields. Right leg yellow ring- PTZ.

  3. There is a lone and very tame oystercatcher wandering among the tombstones in the graveyard beside Machaire Gáthláin strand in
    Gaoth Dóbhair
    Cormac Gillespie