A female Wheatear was at Ballingarry.
A Buzzard was seen near the M20 to the south of Limerick City.
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.
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 Leave a comment
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.
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.