Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Tuesday 20th September 2011

Tuesday 20th September 2011

Little Gull at Loughill (Tom Tarpey)

A juvenile Little Gull and a Little Egret were at Loughill.
A Curlew Sandpiper, 30 Dunlin, 50 Ringed Plover, 50 Redshank, five Greenshank and a Little Egret were at Kilteery Pier.
Four Curlew Sandpipers and a second winter Mediterranean Gull were in Tarbert Bay.

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Monday 19th September 2011

An eastern race Jackdaw was seen in Newcastle West

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Saturday 17th September 2011

An Osprey was seen in Tarbert Bay during the Branch outing (D Farrer, M Turner et al). This is the second record of the species for the County, the first being at Castleconnell in 1864. A Curlew Sandpiper, 42 Knot, a Dunlin, 17 Greenshank, 60 Redshank, 20 Ringed Plover, seven Sanderling, 38 Black-tailed Godwits, four Bar-tailed Godwits, 32 Curlew, ten Little Egrets and 120 Teal were also seen during the outing.
A Whimbrel and a Litte Egret were at Ringmoylan.
A Buzzard was head calling at Ballysteen.
Two Litte Egrets were at Beagh Castle.

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Thursday 15th September 2011

One adult Mediterannean Gull was at Coonagh along with 45 Tufted Ducks, six Wigeon and 80 Coot.

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Wednesday 14th September 2011

Wednesday 14th September 2011

Black Tern at Coonagh (Tom Tarpey)

Four Black Terns were at the Coonagh Settlement Lagoons this afternoon.

Black Terns, Coonagh, (Tom Tarpey)

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Thursday 8th September 2011

Thursday 8th September 2011

Mediterranean Gull at Tarbert (Tom Tarpey)

Three Mediterranean Gulls (two adult winter, one second winter), six Sandwich Terns, two Common Terns, a Razorbill, ten Great-crested Grebes and nine Little Egrets were in Tarbert Bay.
Further west along the Estuary, nine Curlew Sandpipers, a Ruff, a Little Egret, a Merlin (adult male), three Wheatear, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and a Sedge Warbler were at Bunnaclugga in Kerry.
A Blackcap and a Chiffchaff were heard briefly in song at Loughill this evening.

Mediterranean Gulls, Curlew Sandpipers (Tom Tarpey)

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Wednesday 7th September 2011

A Barn Owl was seen between Adare and Croagh.

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Tuesday 6th September 2011

Tuesday 6th September 2011

First winter Wheatear at Carrigkerry (Andrew Holmes)

A first winter Wheatear was at Carrigkerry.

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Sunday 4th September 2011

A Common Sandpiper, a Lapwing and two Wheatears were at the Charlevile Lagoons

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Thursday 1st September 2011

A Little Egret was at the Ballinacurra Creek.

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