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Bird List

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Grey Heron
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Latin Name:

Ardea cinerea

Irish Name:

Corr réisc

Similar Species :

None in Ireland.

Breeding :

Clutch: 3-4 eggs (rarely 2 broods). Incubation: 27-29 days. Fledging: 50-55 days (Altricial). Age of first breeding: 2 years. Grey Herons breed in large trees and can form large heronries, some of which have been in use for over 100 years.

Where to See:

Wetlands around the whole country.

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Greenfinch
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Latin Name:

Carduelis chloris

Irish Name:

Glasán darach

Similar Species :

The only all green finch likely to turn up in gardens.

Breeding :

Breeds throughout Ireland - in hedgerows, parks and gardens. Nest, of coarse dead grass and small twigs, well concealed, quite high in hedge.

Where to See:

Common and widespread throughout Ireland

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