Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Sunday 7th January 2018

Sunday 7th January 2018

2nd winter Ring-billed Gull ©Tom Tarpey

Two Ring-billed Gulls, an adult and a 2nd winter, were at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
A Buzzard was at Glenwilliam (Andrew Holmes).
18 Hawfinches were at Curraghchase (James Hayes & Mike Sheehy).
27 Gadwall and 100 Teal were at Lough Gur (Tony Mee).


Saturday 6th January 2018

Saturday 6th January 2018

2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull ©Tom Tarpey

A 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull and a 2nd winter Ring-billed Gull were at O’Callaghan’s Strand. The Yellow-legged Gull is a new bird with more juvenile wing coverts showing than the bird found at Thomond Weir last week. This is the ninth record for the County (TT).
346 Tufted Duck, 230 Wigeon, 61 Teal, 21 Mallard, 26 Mute Swans, 39 Greylag Geese, 27 Cormorants, 15 Curlew, six Little Grebes and three Grey Herons were at Lough Gur (TT).
A juvenile White-tailed Eagle flew over Kilcornan (Geoff Hunt).
13 Hawfinches were at Curraghchase (GH).
An adult Mediterranean Gull was at Tarbert Bay and Grey Plover was at Glin(GH).


Friday 5th January 2018

Friday 5th January 2018

Hawfinch at Curraghchase John N Murphy

There were 17 Hawfinches at the Curraghchase this afternoon (John N Murphy), along with two Brambling and one Buzzard.
One Buzzard was near the Ferrybridge. (JNM)
Buzzards were seen at Adare Manor(Dan McAuliffe) and at Ballingarry.(Paddy Dunworth)


Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Up to 20 Hawfinches were at Curraghchase (David O’Connor).


Sunday 31st December 2017

Sunday 31st December 2017

2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull ©Tom Tarpey

The 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull and the 1st winter Iceland Gull were at Thomond Weir (TT).
An adult Ring-billed Gull was at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).


Saturday 30th December 2017

Saturday 30th December 2017

1st winter Kumlien’s Iceland Gull © Tom Tarpey

A 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull and a 1st winter Iceland Gull were at Thomond Wier. This Yellow-legged Gull is the eight record for the County(TT).
A Blackcap was at Monaleen (TT).


Thursday 28th December 2017

Two Ring-billed Gulls (adult & 2nd winter) were at Westfields. A first winter Black-headed Gull, Black 2BTH, was also present(TT). The bird was ringed as a chick on June 7th last at Marsh Lane Nature Reserve, Meriden, which is situated between Coventry and Birmingham.
66 Tufted Duck, eleven Pochard, one Scaup, one Goldeneye, 12 Wigeon, eleven Mallard, 115 Coot, 12 Little Grebes, four Mute Swans, two Herons, a Little Egret, ten Snipe and a Curlew were at Coonagh. An Otter was also at the site (TT).


Wednesday 27th December 2017

One 2nd winter Ring-billed Gull was at Westfields (TT).
Eight Hawfinches, three Brambling, a Buzzard and two Jays were at Curraghchase (Geoff Hunt).
25 Greylag Geese were at Lough Gur (James McGrath).


Tuesday 26th December 2017

A flock of 40 Whooper Swans was at Toomdeely, Askeaton (Ellie B.).


Sunday 24th December 2017

Sunday 24th December 2017

Blackcap ©Geoff Hunt

A Blackcap was at Newcastle West (Geoff Hunt).


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