Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Wednesday 26th October 2011

Wednesday 26th October 2011

Snow Bunting (Tom Fox)

A Snow Bunting was seen in the Ballyhoura Mountains today. This is the second record of this scarce species in the County since 1983, the other being on October 30th last year.
A flock of 24 Black-tailed Godwits was feeding in a flooded field beside the Dock Road/Tunnel approach intersection. Godwits have been seen using the fields in this area in the past, particularly after periods of wet weather, though not as close to the road as on this occasion.

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Monday 17th October 2011

Monday 17th October 2011

Little Egret at Coonagh (Tom Tarpey)

There were 40 Golden Plover, 120 Lapwing, a Black-tailed Godwit, five Gadwall, 22 Pochard, 25 Tufted Duck, two Wigeon, a Teal, 11 Mute Swans, two Little Grebes, 85 Coot, three Little Egrets, two Herons, two Ravens, two Skylarks and a flock of about 60 Goldfinches were at Coonagh today.

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Sunday 9th October 2011

A Turtle Dove was seen feeding with a flock of Collared Doves at Huntsfield, Dooradoyle today.

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Tuesday 4th October 2011

Tuesday 4th October 2011

Wheatear (Tom Tarpey)

There was two Curlew Sandpipers, 20 Dunlin, 105 Redshank, 11 Greenshank, 80 Golden Plover, 30 Lapwing, ten Black-tailed Godwits, six Curlew and two Little Egrets at Robertstown.
A Wheatear, 40 Redshank, three Greenshank and 30 Curlew were at Loughill.
Arctic Terns were visible at a number of locations in the lower Shannon Estuary. Swallows were also very much in evidence at several locations near the Estuary.


Wheatear, Curlew Sandpiper, Arctic Terns (First Winter & Adult Winter) (Tom Tarpey)

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Wednesday 28th September 2011

Ten Gadwall were recently arrivals at Coonagh.

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Monday 26th September 2011

Two Wheatears were the only new birds at Coonagh this evening.

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Saturday 24th September 2011

There was a Pectoral Sandpiper (Tom Tarpey) at the Coonagh Lagoons today. This is the second record for the site and the fourth for the County. Also present were two Snipe, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Sedge Warbler, 40 Tufted Duck, 13 Pochard, 15 Mallard, five Teal, five Wigeon, 15 Little Grebes, two Little Egrets, 100 Coots and seven Mute Swans.

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Tuesday 20th September 2011

Tuesday 20th September 2011

Little Gull at Loughill (Tom Tarpey)

A juvenile Little Gull and a Little Egret were at Loughill.
A Curlew Sandpiper, 30 Dunlin, 50 Ringed Plover, 50 Redshank, five Greenshank and a Little Egret were at Kilteery Pier.
Four Curlew Sandpipers and a second winter Mediterranean Gull were in Tarbert Bay.

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Monday 19th September 2011

An eastern race Jackdaw was seen in Newcastle West

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Saturday 17th September 2011

An Osprey was seen in Tarbert Bay during the Branch outing (D Farrer, M Turner et al). This is the second record of the species for the County, the first being at Castleconnell in 1864. A Curlew Sandpiper, 42 Knot, a Dunlin, 17 Greenshank, 60 Redshank, 20 Ringed Plover, seven Sanderling, 38 Black-tailed Godwits, four Bar-tailed Godwits, 32 Curlew, ten Little Egrets and 120 Teal were also seen during the outing.
A Whimbrel and a Litte Egret were at Ringmoylan.
A Buzzard was head calling at Ballysteen.
Two Litte Egrets were at Beagh Castle.

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