Clare Bird Sightings

Monday 12th August 2013

A second winter Black-headed Gull with colour ring White E5XL was seen today at Clancy’s Strand, Limerick. The bird was ringed at a lake on the outskirts of Zoetermeer, 15km east of The Hague, Holland, on May 28th 2012. This is the first report of a colour ringed gull from Holland in Limerick. Previous colour ringed gulls from schemes in Ireland (Mayo), Norway, Great Britain and Germany as well as a metal ringed bird from Sweden have been seen in Limerick in recent years.

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