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Migrants

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 Sand Martin  13th March, Tuam (Jim Glennon).
 House Martin  
 Swallow  15th March, Nimmo's Pier, Galway city (Sean O'Callaghan).
 Swift  
 Common Sandpiper  
 Manx Shearwater  
 Whimbrel  
 Marsh Harrier  
 Osprey  
 Hobby  
 Common Tern  
 Arctic Tern  
 Little Tern  
 Black Tern  
 Roseate Tern  .
 Arctic Skua  
 Pomarine Skua  
 Great Skua  
 Long-tailed Skua  
 Willow Warbler  25th March, Luimnagh West (Deirdre Comerford).
 Wood Warbler  
 Sedge Warbler  
 Whitethroat  
 Lesser Whitethroat  
 Grasshopper Warbler  
 Garden Warbler  
 White Wagtail  
 Corncrake  10th April, Inishbofin (Anthony McGeehan).
 Spotted Crake  
 Quail  
 Cuckoo  10th April, Old Town, Moycullen (Steve Bierley).
 Turtle Dove  
 Nightjar  
 Wheatear  
 Whinchat  
 Ring Ouzel  
 Spotted Flycatcher  
 Pied Flycatcher  
 Garganey  

If you are interested in the pattern of bird migration in Ireland and Britain you may like to visit the BTO/BirdWatch Ireland Migration Site.

Phenology is the study of the dates of recurring natural phenomena such as the arrival and departure dates of migratory birds and the dates of bud break and flowering of plants and trees. It is thought that this type of study may be of particular relevance to Global Warming and other climatic phenomena.

The Irish Native Woodland Trust web site has a page via which you can contribute to this study.

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