Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Friday 30th March 2012

Friday 30th March 2012

Willow Warblers have arrived noticeably early this year ©Tom Tarpey

A Willow Warbler was in song at Gooig Bog.

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Thursday 29th March 2012

A Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff were all in song at Gortadroma, Ballyhahill today.
A dead Barn Owl (road casualty) was found on the N21 at Reens Pike, west of Rathkeale.
Up to eight Sand Martins were seen in Bruff.

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Tuesday 27th March, 2012

One Sand Martin was at Ballysimon this morning.
Two Willow Warblers and a Chiffchaff were in song at Cratloe East, Athea. This is the first Willow Warbler record of the year in Limerick. Nine Golden Plover were also seen in the area.

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Monday 26th March 2012

Three Sand Martins were seen on the River Mulkear at Castletroy. These are the first recorded in the County this year.
A Hen Harrier was seen near Cooperhill, Mungret.

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Sunday 25th March 2012

Three Chiffchaffs and three Dippers were seen on the river walk between Ballyorgan and Darragh today.

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Saturday 24th March 2012

A Chiffchaff was at the Charleville Lagoons this evening along with 70 Tufted Duck, 68 Wigeon, 50 Teal, ten Shoveler, six Pochard, three Shelduck, 19 Mute Swans and a Whooper Swan.
A lone Crossbill was seen at Glenanair.

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Monday 19th March 2012

A flock of 15 Fieldfares was seen moving northwards at Glenanair today.

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Saturday 17th March 2012

185 Tufted Duck, 102 Wigeon, 62 Teal, 14 Shoveler, four Gadwall, a Scaup, seven Great-crested Grebes and 88 Coot were at Lough Gur.

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Wednesday 14th March 2012

Wednesday 14th March 2012

Whooper Swans at Athlacca ©Michelle Dempsey

A flock of 45 Whooper Swans were at Ballycannon, Athlacca.

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Sunday 11th March 2012

A Ruff was seen at the Coonagh Ponds this morning. Other notable species counts there included 32 Shoveler, eight Gadwall, 93 Tufted Duck and a roosting flock of 185 Redshank and six Greenshank. A Buzzard was also heard calling near by.
Five Crossbills were seen at Glenanair in the Ballyhoura Mountains.

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