From eBird: 24 Species Seen in Ireland on July 20, 2022

eBird from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a fine resource for discovering what birds are being seen in our area on any given day. It also enables us to see what species are being seen in many parts of the world.

Here are 24 species that were reported from the Munster region of southern Ireland on July 20. 2022.

Some are birds that might be seen in the Toronto area:

Barn Swallow (ADULT (AMERICAN) © Mason Maron eBird S67749321 Macaulay Library ML 227073431)
Common Raven (ADULT © Christopher Lindsey eBird S33050992 Macaulay Library ML 171431281)
Rock Pigeon (© Anonymous eBird S16757312 Macaulay Library ML 61674401)
Herring Gull (BREEDING ADULT (AMERICAN) © Simon Boivin eBird S58305520 Macaulay Library ML 169295191)
Common Tern (BREEDING ADULT (HIRUNDO/TIBETANA) © Michiel Oversteegen eBird S58528628 Macaulay Library ML 170212981)

Some are occasionally seen here in winter:

Lesser Black-backed Gull (BREEDING ADULT (GRAELLSII) © Terry Bohling eBird S73971001 Macaulay Library ML 265452641)
Great Black-backed Gull (BREEDING ADULT © Ryan Schain eBird S46729806 Macaulay Library ML 105244651)

Some can be seen in other parts of North America:

Northern Gannet (ADULT © John Reynolds eBird S32852162 Macaulay Library ML 41713381
Great Cormorant (BREEDING ADULT (NORTH ATLANTIC) © Evan Lipton eBird S35332101 Macaulay Library ML 53006131)
Black-headed Gull (BREEDING ADULT © Lukasz Pulawski eBird S64987398 Macaulay Library ML 204656501)
Eurasian Magpie (ADULT © John Reynolds eBird S32764682 Macaulay Library ML 41181501

Some have close relatives that can be seen in our area:

Common Swift (© Jeremiah Trimble eBird S19980486 Macaulay Library ML 36129661)
Gray Heron (ADULT © Patrick MONNEY eBird S47516604 Macaulay Library ML 109008531)
Great Tit (ADULT (GREAT) © Steven McGrath eBird S54084880 Macaulay Library ML 146576841)
Common Wood-Pigeon (ADULT (WHITE-NECKED) © James Kennerley eBird S57529765 Macaulay Library ML 165123501)
Common House-Martin (ADULT (WESTERN) © Sérgio Correia eBird S36914633 Macaulay Library ML 59579951
Bank Swallow (© Darlene Friedman eBird S72022083 Macaulay Library ML 252886281)
Eurasian Collared Dove (ADULT (EURASIAN) © Jim Merritt eBird S64381142 Macaulay Library ML 208765181)
Eurasian Kestrel (ADULT MALE © Simon Colenutt eBird S68962385 Macaulay Library ML 234114551)
Common Gull (BREEDING ADULT (EUROPEAN) © Andreas Boe eBird S53808005 Macaulay Library ML 195654021)

and four distinctly European species:

Hooded Crow (© Ryan Schain eBird S31575288 Macaulay Library ML 35081921)
Rook (© Asghar Mohammadi Nasrabadi eBird S25826550 Macaulay Library ML 21016221
Eurasian Jackdaw (© Ryan Schain eBird S31607405 Macaulay Library ML 35496821
Red-billed Chough (ADULT © Ricardo Salgueiro eBird S31772869 Macaulay Library ML 37105181)

NATURE POETRY

Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. – W.B. Yeats

Miles Hearn

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