Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Friday 27th January 2012

One adult Mediterranean Gull, a fully albino Black-headed Gull and a colour ringed Common Gull (yelllow ring black letters 268V), were at Foynes this morning.
One first-winter Mediterranean Gull was at Glin.
One Merlin was near Athea.

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Thursday 26th January 2012

There were two Crossbills, one female Hen Harrier and two Ravens near Athea.
One Merlin was at Aughinish.
One Little Egret was on the River Maigue at Adare.

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Tuesday 24th January 2012

A Barn Owl was seen near Kilfinane.
A Little Egret was seen at Castlemahon.

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Sunday 22nd January 2012

Five Goldeneye were at Bunlicky Lagoon today.
Two Crossbills and two Woodcock were seen at Glenanaar.
A Dipper was in song at Ballyorgan.

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Tuesday 17th January 2012

The adult Iceland was on view at Bishop’s Quay.
A female Hen Harrier was seen at Kilmeedy.
73 Whooper Swans and 44 Greylag Geese were at Newtown, Clarina.
A Barn Owl was seen crossing the N21 at Coolanoran, Newcastle West.

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Monday 16th January 2012

A Dipper was seen on a small stream in Doon.

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Sunday 15th January 2012

Sunday 15th January 2012

Adult Iceland Gull at Harvey’s Quay ©Tom Tarpey

The adult Iceland Gull was at Harvey’s Quay this afternoon while the second year Iceland Gull was at Thomond Weir.
There was 222 Wigeon, 219 Teal, 215 Tufted Duck, 29 Mallard, 18 Gadwall, 13 Shoveler, 24 Mute Swans, one Whooper Swan, 42 feral Swan Geese, 20 Coot, two Little Grebes, six Cormorants, 48 Lapwing and a Water Rail at Lough Gur.
A Buzzard was seen near Clonshire, Adare.
A Barn Owl was seen late in the evening crossing the M20 near Raheen.


Adult Iceland Gull ©Tom Tarpey

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Saturday 14th January 2012

Saturday 14th January 2012

Iceland Gull at Thomond Weir ©Tom Tarpey

The adult winter and second winter Iceland Gulls were at Thomond Weir this morning. The second winter bird was also seen later at O’Callaghan’s Strand, where an adult Ring-billed Gull was also present.

Twelve Whooper Swans were seen flying north westwards over the King’s Island.


Iceland Gulls at Thomond Weir ©Tom Tarpey

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Friday 13th January 2012

The second winter Iceland Gull was at Thomond Weir again today.

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Thursday 12th January 2012

Thursday 12th January 2012

Adult winter Iceland Gull at O’Callaghan’s Strand ©James Hayes

Two Iceland Gulls were found in Limerick today, an adult winter bird at O’Callaghan’s Strand and a second winter bird at Thomond Weir (James Hayes)


Adult winter and second winter Iceland Gulls in Limerick ©James Hayes

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