A flock of 63 Whooper Swans was on the Morning Star callows near Athlacca.Leave a comment
Second winter Mediterranean Gull at O’Callaghan’s Strand ©Tom Tarpey
A 2nd-winter Mediterranean Gull, a 2nd-winter Iceland Gull and an adult Ring-billed Gull were at Harvey’s Quay today.
A Crossbill was seen at Coolfree in the Ballyhoura Mountains.
An flavistic Chaffinch was seen in a garden in Loghill. This bird apparently has a rare genetic defect causing it to show yellowish plumage. It has been present in Loghill for the last two to three winters.
Mediterranean Gull, Second Winter Iceland Gull ©Tom Tarpey, Flavistic Chaffinch ©Mike Sheehy Leave a comment
Seven Little Egrets were at the Coonagh Ponds this afternoon at high tide, along with a Jack Snipe, 24 Curlew, 17 Dunlin, 12 Ringed Plover, four Lapwing, three Redshank, two Greenshank, two snipe, 52 Pochard, 47 Tufted Duck, 42 Wigeon, 23 Teal, 22 Mallard, eight Shoveler, four Gadwall and two Great Crested Grebes.Leave a comment
Dark winged Iceland Gull at O’Callaghan’s Strand ©James Hayes
A Short-eared Owl was found at Dromada in the west Limerick hills this morning(Geoff Hunt et al).
A Chiffchaff was seen at Carrig Aile, Lough Gur this afternoon.
The dark winged Iceland Gull and an adult Ring-billed Gull were seen on the Shannon again today.
37 Whooper Swans were on the Morning Star callows near Athlacca.
Jay at Currachase ©Mike Flanagan
The dark 2nd winter Iceland Gull and an adult Ring-billed Gull were on the Shannon at Howley’s Quay in Limerick today.
A number of Jays were seen at Currachase.
Jay at Currachase, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Lapwing and Redshank at Tarbert ©Mike Flanagan Leave a comment