A Common Sandpiper and two Redshank were at O’Callaghan’s Strand. A colour-ringed 1st winter Black-headed Gull (Blue K183) from Belarus was also present (TT). The bird was ringed as a nestling on 20/6/2019 at the Smolevichi Reservoir, just east of Minsk and has travelled 2413km west to get to Limerick. It is the first record of a colour-ringed Black-headed Gull from Belarus in Ireland.
A very late Swallow was seen around the old house at Curraghchase today (Geoff Hunt).
Buzzards were seen at Ballysimon, Banemore, Patrickswell and Derryknockane (TT).
14 Little Egrets were at Grange, Newcastle West (TT).