That was worth getting up early for wasn't it?
Drove over to sundrive cycle track and no brent either on the track nor up on the footie pitches.
|8.48am Sunday morning - Footie pitches, Sundrive Rd park (Eamon Ceannt Park), Crumlin.|
After a bit of a walk to see what other birds were around a familiar sight and sound descended.
|8.58am Sunday 27th November, Sundrive cycle track, Crumlin - 44 Brent inc 3 juveniles - no tags.|
After about 50 minutes of waiting for more arrivals, none did.
Drove over to the allotments which were now open and saw a very small flock of Brent in Dolphin Park, along with a team having a training session which would mean the main gates were open.
Drove in and walked down to the bottom of Dolphin Park where I counted 70 Brent including 24 juvs.
From 10am - 11.30am there were only 4 tags to be read, max number of Brent reached 175 including 38 juveniles.
HARY (with silver) - I've recorded HARY in Crumlin 28 Feb 2010, 7 Mar 2010 and 14 Mar 2010
BXGY (with silver)
TXGY (with silver) - very similar tag, but didn't seem to be an associate (walk with) BXGY
I've never seen a green tag before - and it could have been white - but you can see in the pic below - its green.
I'll email the readings to graham and see if green has been recorded before.
|BXGY - green not white? and it looked the same in all lights. Dolphin Park, Crumlin, 10am- 11.30am Nov 27th 2011, 14º|
|HARY!! Welcome back. Dolphin Park, Crumlin, Nov 27th 2011. Also recorded feeding in Pearse Pk and Cycle track in 2010. HARY is a female Brent, ringed in SW Iceland, she's 7 years old and has been recorded in Dublin for the last 4 years.|
|10.10am 70 Brent Geese inc 24 juvs. Dolphin Park, Crumlin, 10am- 11.30am Nov 27th 2011, 14º|
|10.44am arrivals from (presumably) Bull Island, Dublin|
|The bottom of Dolphin Park is being left to regrow this year - this is hopefully going to allow for readings to take place over the winter|
|Only thing would be whether the Brent eat all the grass over the next few months as there's so little of it growing.|
I had to leave by midday so it was great to get some tags and numbers to report.