Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Saturday 3rd March 2018

Saturday 3rd March 2018

Redwing ©Tom Tarpey

Large numbers of Redwings and many other countryside birds such as Fieldfares, Meadow Pipits and Reed Buntings have moved into suburban gardens in the past few days in search of better feeding opportunities following the recent snowfall.

Friday 2nd March 2018

Friday 2nd March 2018

Snipe ©Geoff Hunt

A Brambling was in a garden at the Fairgreen, Limerick City (Clare/Limerick Bird News).
The 1st winter Kumlien’s Gull was at Harvey’s Quay. A Meadow Pipit was an unusual visitor there on the shoreline as well(TT).
A 1st winter Iceland Gull and two Redshank were at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
A Blackcap, two Redwing and a Snipe were in a garden at Newcastle West(Geoff Hunt).
Eight Golden Plover(flyover), a Snipe, eight Redwing and a Blackcap were at Monaleen(TT).
Two Lapwings were in a garden at Ballysimon (per Irishbirding).

Tuesday 27th February 2018

The 1st winter Kumlien’s Gull was at O’Callaghan’s Strand and two 1st winter Iceland Gulls were at Harvey’s Quay (Jeff Copner)

Monday 26th February 2018

A Blackcap was at Monaleen (TT).
A Buzzard was at Glenwilliam (Andreww Holmes).

Friday 23rd February 2018

The 1st winter Kumlien’s Gull and two 1st winter Iceland Gulls were at Bishops Quay (TT).
An adult Ring-billed Gull was at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
A Buzzard was at Rosbrien (TT).

Thursday 22nd February 2018

Six Buzzards were seen near Ballingarry and a single bird was also at Kilfinny. (Paddy Dunworth).

Sunday 18th February 2018

A 1st winter Kumlien’s Gull and two 1st winter Iceland Gulls were seen at O’Callaghan’s Strand during the Branch outing this morning (TT et al)

Saturday 17th February 2018

A 1st winter Kumlien’s Gull, a 1st winter Iceland Gull, a first winter Yellow-legged Gull, a 2nd winter Ring-billed Gull and a Redshank were at O’Callaghan’s Strand. Two colour-ringed Gulls, a British Black-headed Gull, Yellow 2EB2 and a Norwegian Common Gull, Green JT78 were also present(TT).
The Common Gull was ringed as chick in near Karmoy in southwestern Norway on 4/7/2016 and was last reported in Fredrickstad in southeastern Norway on 25/9/2016.
The Black-headed Gull was ringed as a chick at Forvie on the Ythan Estuary, north of Aberdeen, Scotland on 19/6/2016. It is the first Scottish ringed Black-headed Gull found in Limerick.
Buzzards were at Ballysimon and Rosbrien (TT).
Two Shelduck, 16 Gadwall, eight Shoveler, 20 Teal, 38 Tufted Duck , 20 Pochard, 75 Coot, four Greylag Geese, ten Mute Swans and seven Snipe were at Coonagh (TT).

Monday 12th February 2018

A Buzzard was at the Rosbrien intersection (TT).

Thursday 8th February 2018

40 Whooper Swans were at Athlacca (Geoff Hunt).
600 Golden Plover were at Knockainey (GH).

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