Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Friday 9th March 2012

A flock of 63 Whooper Swans was on the Morning Star callows near Athlacca.

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Sunday 4th March 2012

Sunday 4th March 2012

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

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Saturday 3rd March 2012

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.

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Sunday 26th February 2012

Two Little Egrets were at the Coonagh Lagoons.

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Friday 24th February 2012

A Peregrine Falcon was seen over Arthur’s Quay in Limerick.

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Friday 24th February 2012

One pale second-winter Iceland Gull was at Howley’s Quay, Limerick City this afternoon along with one Ring-billed Gull.

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Wednesday 22nd February 2012

One pale second-winter Iceland Gull and an adult Ring-billed Gull were at O’Callaghan’s Strand late this evening (John N Murphy).

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Tuesday 21st February 2012

Six Crossbills were at Athea.
One Little Egret was at Glin.
Two second-winter Iceland Gulls were at O’Callaghan’s Strand Slipway.

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Sunday 19th February 2012

Sunday 19th February 2012

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.

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Saturday 18th February 2012

Saturday 18th February 2012

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

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