Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Sunday 29th April 2012

Sunday 29th April 2012

Whimbrel at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

The Whimbrel spring migration is now in full swing; 55 birds in three seperate flocks were at Coonagh today along with 250 Black-tailed Godwits, four Redshank, a Turnstone, a Snipe, four Little Grebes, a Great-crested Grebe, six pairs of Greylag Geese, six pairs of Mallard, ten Tufted Duck, a male Wigeon and a male Pochard.
Two Cuckoos were at Grouse Lodge, Ardagh.

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Friday 27th April 2012

A Kingfisher was at Plassey, Castletroy.

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Wednesday 25th April 2012

The first Cuckoo of the year was reported from Drombanna today.

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Sunday 22nd April 2012

Four Whimbrel were at Caherline.
A Buzzard was seen flying over the M20 south west of Patrickswell.

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Friday 20th April 2012

A Black Redstart was seen in a private garden in Bruff today.

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Sunday 15th April 2012

A Herring Gull with atypical pale yellow legs was seen at Tarbert (Geoff Hunt).
A Little Egret was seen on the Shannon at the Mill Road, Corbally.

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Saturday 14th April 2012

Four Hen Harriers were seen in the Doon area during the Branch Outing. Two Crossbills were also heard in the area.

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Friday 13th April 2012

Three Crossbills. a Hen Harrier and a flock of 40 Golden Plover were seen near Carrigkerry.
A Buzzard was seen at Glenwilliam, Ballingarry.
Swallows were reported from several locations around the County.

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Friday 6th April 2012

A Blackcap and Chiffchaff were in song at Barrigone, Askeaton.

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Wednesday 4th April 2012

A Black-necked Grebe, moulting into summer plumage, was found at Lough Gur this morning (Paul Troake). This is the second record of the species at Lough Gur and the fifth for the County. A male Scaup and 15 Sand Martins were also present.
The first Swallows of the year was seen at Rathbane and Dooradoyle today.

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