Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Thursday 1st December 2022

A female Goshawk was seen near Rockfield, Rathkeale today (John N Murphy). This is the first published record of the species in modern times. They were known to breed in the County in the 16th century, however the only report of the species in modern times is an unpublished claim of a bird in the Ballyhoura Mts in 2012.
A male Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen and photographed at Curraghchase (JNM).
Buzzards were at Ardagh and Kildimo (JNM).
Two Buzzards were at Dromin (TT).


Wednesday 30th November 2022

A Common Sandpiper was at Foynes (John N Murphy).


Friday 18th November 2022

An immature male American Wigeon was at Lough Gur. This is the sixth record for the County and the first since 1997. 79 Wigeon, 22 Mallard, 12 Teal, two Tufted Duck and 17 Curlew were also present (Tom Tarpey).


Wednesday 16th November 2022

A Common Scoter was at Lough Gur along with seven Shoveler, 20 Wigeon, 24 Mallard, 45 Teal, a Tufted Duck and 36 Lapwing (TT).
Three Whooper Swans were at Camas, Bruff (Andrew Holmes).


Tuesday 15th November 2022

Tuesday 15th November 2022

1st winter Kittiwake ©Tom Tarpey

A 1st winter Kittiwake was an unusual visitor to a flooded field at Camas, Bruff. Nine Dunlin, 79 Lapwing, a Merlin, three Buzzards and a Chiffchaff were also seen in the area (TT).
26 Mute Swans, 27 Teal, four Mallard, a Tufted Duck, 17 Curlew and seven Cormorants were at Lough Gur (Geoff Hunt).


Monday 14th November 2022

14 Whooper Swans were at Camas, Bruff (Geoff Hunt).


Sunday 13th November 2022

A Brambling, a Stock Dove and 200 Chaffinches were at Curraghchase (Niall Keogh).
A Barn Owl was at Annacotty (TT)


Saturday 12th November 2022

A Merlin, 20 Whooper Swans, 12 Greylag Geese, 420 Lapwing and five Knot were at Ringmoylan Pier (Niall Keogh).
A Barn Owl was at Ashborough, Balloingarry (Andrew Holmes).


Friday 4th November 2022

A Brambling was at Bruree (John N Murphy).
Five Pintail were at Fedamore (Gerry Murphy).


Thursday 3rd November 2022

A Marsh Harrier, 30 Gadwall, four Wigeon, a Shoveler, nine Tufted Duck and four Pochard were at Coonagh (TT).


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