Redbreast, Ploughman's Bird, Ruddock
Breeds throughout Ireland in many different habitats. Nest usually well-concealed in a bank, ivy or cavity in tree or wall. Sometimes chooses unusual location such as a hat or garment hanging in garden shed. Will use open-fronted nestboxes.
Widespread and common throughout Ireland.
Other Bunting species.
A common breeding bird in wetlands with some reedbed areas or in boglands and less frequently in young conifer plantations.
Widespread in Ireland. The East Coast Nature Reserve is a good site to see Reed Buntings in Ireland, especially in spring and summer.
Mostly coastal breeding distribution, preferring to nest on exposed wide sandy or shingle beaches. Some breed inland, particularly in the west, where their preferred nesting habitat is on short-grazed pasture beside rivers and along lake
The Mullet, Broadhaven & Blacksod Bays in County Mayo, Outer Ards in County Down, Tralee Bay, Lough Gill & Akeragh Lough in County Kerry, Dublin Bay in County Dublin and Inner Galway Bay in County Galway are among the most important wintering sites (250-4
Nesting early May to mid July, 4 - 5 shiny pale green-blue eggs with a light scattering of red-brown flecks and blotches
A bird typical of coniferous and mixed woodlands