Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Thursday 15th November 2018

A Barn Owl was a road casualty at Kilcoorha, Broadford (Joe Meehan).

Monday 12th November 2018

The four Cattle Egrets were seen at Bunlicky again this morning (TT).

Saturday 10th November 2018

The four Cattle Egrets were back at the cement factory entrance today. A Buzzard was also present (John N Murphy).
Three Little Egrets were seen in the fields near the county boundary at Coonagh (JNM).
A Hawfinch was at the upper playground in Curraghchase (JNM).

Friday 9th November 2018

Friday 9th November 2018

Cattle Egrets at Bunlicky ©Tom Tarpey

Four Cattle Egrets were seen with cattle beside the Irish Cement entrance road at Bunlicky, Mungret (TT). The birds were first discovered at the same location yesterday by a pair of American birders(Bonnie Clarfield-Bylin & Stephan Bylin). This is the 6th record for the County.

Sunday 4th November 2018

108 Whooper Swans were at Ringmoylan (James McGrath).

Monday 29th October 2018

Nine Shoveler, 16 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 14 Wigeon, a Goldeneye, a Pochard, eight Tufted Duck, 42 Greylag Geese, 240 Coot, four Moorhens, 20 Little Grebes, 14 Mute Swans, three Lapwing, three Snipe, a Cormorant and a Kestel were at Coonagh (TT).

Friday 26th October 2018

Four Buzzards were seen on a re-seeded field near Croagh (Jerome McSweeney).

Monday 15th October 2018

A Jay was seen outside normal range near Ballingarry today (Andrew Holmes). This may be part of an unusual migration movement of the species this autumn as birds have also been recorded at headlands/migration watch points on the west and south coasts in recent days.
Buzzards were seen at number locations inc. three near Ballingarry (Paddy Dunworth),two near Feenagh(AH) and one at Rosbrien(TT)
A dead Barn Owl was found on the N20 north of Croom (AH).

Friday 12th October 2018

A Long-eared Owl was at the Shannon Fields, Corbally (Blair McClure).

Wednesday 10th October 2018

Sixty Gadwall, 35 Shoveler, ten Mallard, three Wigeon and 15 Tufted Duck were at Coonagh (TT).

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