Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Sunday 20th May 2012

A pair of Buzzards was seen to the south of Limerick City.
Nine Cuckoos were recorded in west Limerick; five at Bauraneag, two at Knockdown and two at Knockathea. A pair of Ravens was also at Knockathea.
A great variety of birds was heard or seen at the Dawn Chorus outing to Glenstal including Spotted Flycatcher, Cuckoo, Blackcap, Jay and Siskin. A number of Bats, Red Deer and a Pine Martin were also seen.

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Sunday 13th May 2012

Sunday 13th May 2012

Wheatear at Dromada ©Mike Sheehy

A Wheatear was at Dromada, Athea.


Male Wheatear at Dromada ©Mike Sheehy

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Saturday 12th May 2012

Saturday 12th May 2012

Wheatear at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey.

A drake Garganey was found at Coonagh today (Tom Tarpey). This is the first record of the species for the site and the fifth for the County. Other notable migrants there were three Wheatears, 150 Black-tailed Godwits, 30 Dunlin and 20 Whimbrel. Summer visitors included two Cuckoos, singing Sedge Warblers and a single Whitethroat. A Raven was also noted passing over the site.


Wheatear, Cuckoo and Garganey at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

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Monday 7th May 2012

Monday 7th May 2012

White-tailed Eagle at Glensharrold ©Mike Flanagan.

A White-tailed Eagle was seen this afternoon at Glensharrold, Carrigkerry (Moss O’Connor, Mike Flanagan). A Cuckoo was also seen in the area.


White-tailed Eagle ©Mike Flanagan, ©Moss O’Connor, Female Cuckoo ©Moss O’Connor.

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Sunday 6th May 2012

Seven Swift, six Whimbrel and a Dunlin were at the Charleville Lagooons.
Cuckoos were reported from Lough Gur, Drombanna, Bauraneag,Carrigkerry and Grouse Lodge, Ardagh.
A Whitethroat was also at Grouse Lodge.
Nine Blackcaps were recorded in one CBS tetrad at Currachase. Four House Martins were also seen in the area.

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Saturday 5th May 2012

A Whitethroat was in song at Gooig Bog.

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Tuesday 1st May 2012

A Wheatear was seen at Kilteely.

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Monday 30th April 2012

The first Swift reports of the year were from Limerick City today, with one at Mulgrave Street in the morning and two at Lord Edward Street in the afternoon.

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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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