A Belgian ringed 2cy Black-headed Gull was at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
Sub-adult Marsh Harrier Tom Tarpey
A sub-adult Marsh Harrier and three Garganey, a pair and a single male, were at Coonagh (TT).
A first summer female Marsh Harrier was at Coonagh. Six Reed Warblers, inc. four juveniles, three Gadwall, two Pochard and seven Tufted Duck were also present (TT).
A 3cy Yellow-legged Gull was at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
Little Egret Tom Tarpey
Two Little Egrets were near the River Deel between Kilcoole Bridge and Newbridge (TT).
A Cuckoo, 14 Gadwall, four Pochard, two Tufted Duck, a Little Egret and two Reed Warblers were at Coonagh (TT).
A 2cy Lesser Black-backed Gull from Lough Ree, Blue 475:R, was at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
Three 3cy Lesser Black-backed Gulls from Lough Ree, Blue 030:R, 158:R & 199:R were at Browne’s Quay, Limerick City along with a 2cy bird, Red A12:D from a different colony.
Recently fledged Great Spotted Woodpecker ©Gordon Young.
Two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, an adult male and a recently fledged juvenile, were seen at Murroe (Mike Quirke & Gordon Young). This is the first evidence of successful breeding in Limerick since the species re-colonised the country in mid 2000’s.
A Cuckoo was calling at Gooig Bog.
Three 3cy Lesser Black-backed Gulls ringed in Lough Ree, Blue 030:R, Blue 136:R and Blue 138:R, were seen on the Shannon in Limerick City in the past few days (TT). These are the first re-sightings of 3cy birds from the Lough Ree project back in Ireland and also the first re-sightings of these birds since they were ringed as chicks on Incharmadermot Island, County Longford on 15/6/2018.
Cuckoos were calling at Corbally, Plassey and Gooig Bog.
An untagged Red Kite was seen flying east at Askeaton this morning (Ian McDermott). This is only the second record of the species in Limerick in modern times.
A male Hen Harrier was at Glenroe (Adrian Insley).