Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Sunday 18th December 2011

A Chiffchaff showing characteristics of the Siberian race tristis was seen at Coonagh today(Geoff Hunt). Also seen there were 114 Teal, 32 Tufted Duck, 22 Pochard, 15 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, six Wigeon, 250 Coot, 22 Greylag Geese, 12 Mute Swans, three Little Grebes, 42 Black-tailed Godwits, 18 Lapwing, two Snipe, a Little Egret and Grey Heron.

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Saturday 17th December 2011

There was 121 Whooper Swans, 20 Greylag Geese, a Little Egret and a Raven at Shannongrove, Pallaskenry.
A large flock of about 1000 Lapwing, a Litte Egret, two Kestrels and a mixed flock of Chaffinches, Linnets, Goldfinches and Reed Buntings were seen at Ballydoole, Pallaskenry.
The first reported Blackcap of the winter was seen at Monaleen, Castletroy.

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Friday 16th December 2011

Friday 16th December 2011

Merlin at Athea © John N Murphy

One adult Ring-billed Gull was at Westfield’s.
One male Merlin was at Athea.

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Thursday 15th December 2011

One Lapland Bunting was at Athea today (John N Murphy & Pat Ryan), along with nine Crossbills and one Merlin.

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Wednesday 14th December 2011

Four Crossbills were seen near Athea.
One Little Egret flew over the main road near the church at Robertstown Creek.

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Tuesday 13th December 2011

One Little Egret was seen feeding in a field near Kildimo.

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Monday 12th December 2011

Two Little Egrets were seen in flooded field at Ballydoole, Pallaskenry.

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Saturday 10th December 2011

Black-headed Gull Yellow 208P was seen at Harvey’s Quay. The bird was ringed as a nestling at Lough Mask, Co. Mayo in June 2007, was first seen in Limerick in March 2009 and has been seen here on six occasions since.

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Thursday 1st December 2011

A large flock of Starlings with over 20,000 birds was seen heading to roost near the Limerick Tunnel Toll Plaza this evening.

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Wednesday 30th November 2011

A Little Egret was seen flying over the M7 at Roxboro

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