Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Monday 17th October 2011

Monday 17th October 2011

Little Egret at Coonagh (Tom Tarpey)

There were 40 Golden Plover, 120 Lapwing, a Black-tailed Godwit, five Gadwall, 22 Pochard, 25 Tufted Duck, two Wigeon, a Teal, 11 Mute Swans, two Little Grebes, 85 Coot, three Little Egrets, two Herons, two Ravens, two Skylarks and a flock of about 60 Goldfinches were at Coonagh today.

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Sunday 9th October 2011

A Turtle Dove was seen feeding with a flock of Collared Doves at Huntsfield, Dooradoyle today.

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Tuesday 4th October 2011

Tuesday 4th October 2011

Wheatear (Tom Tarpey)

There was two Curlew Sandpipers, 20 Dunlin, 105 Redshank, 11 Greenshank, 80 Golden Plover, 30 Lapwing, ten Black-tailed Godwits, six Curlew and two Little Egrets at Robertstown.
A Wheatear, 40 Redshank, three Greenshank and 30 Curlew were at Loughill.
Arctic Terns were visible at a number of locations in the lower Shannon Estuary. Swallows were also very much in evidence at several locations near the Estuary.

Wheatear, Curlew Sandpiper, Arctic Terns (First Winter & Adult Winter) (Tom Tarpey)

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Wednesday 28th September 2011

Ten Gadwall were recently arrivals at Coonagh.

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Monday 26th September 2011

Two Wheatears were the only new birds at Coonagh this evening.

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Saturday 24th September 2011

There was a Pectoral Sandpiper (Tom Tarpey) at the Coonagh Lagoons today. This is the second record for the site and the fourth for the County. Also present were two Snipe, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Sedge Warbler, 40 Tufted Duck, 13 Pochard, 15 Mallard, five Teal, five Wigeon, 15 Little Grebes, two Little Egrets, 100 Coots and seven Mute Swans.

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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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