Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Thursday 4th March 2021

Two Sand Martins, three Chiffchaffs in song and the immature Marsh Harrier were at Coonagh this morning (Tom Tarpey & Gerry Murphy).
This is the earliest date for Sand Martins in Limerick, being about two weeks ahead of early arrivals in previous years.
A flock of about 180 Cormorants were fishing in the Shannon at Coonagh (TT & GM).
A 2nd winter Ring-billed Gull was at Foynes (Irishbirding).

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

An adult Ring-billed Gull was at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
A Chiffchaff was at Clancy’s Strand (TT).

Sunday 28th February 2021

Two small type Canada Geese, possible Cackling Geese, were seen with a Whooper Swan flock near Clarina (Gerry Murphy).
Three Buzzards and a Blackcap were at Crecora (Derek Casey).

Saturday 27th February 2021

An 1st winter Iceland Gull was at Harvey’s Quay (TT).

Friday 26th February 2021

An immature Marsh Harrier and a pair of Scaup were at Coonagh (TT).
Three Buzzards were at Ballinacurra (Fergus Flood) and another was at Ballysimon (TT).

Sunday 21st February 2021

Sunday 21st February 2021

Marsh Harrier Tom Tarpey

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard drumming at Portnard, Cappamore. Two Buzzards were also in the area. (Gearoid Jackson).
Am immature Marsh Harrier and a Buzzard were at Coonagh (TT).
Two Blackcaps were at Monaleen (TT) and another two were at Crecora (Derek Casey).
A Buzzard was at Ballysimon (DC).

Tuesday 16th February 2021

Two 1st winter Iceland Gulls were on the Shannon in Limerick City (TT).
Four Buzzards were at Fort East, north of Charleville (John N Murphy).
A Norwegian ringed Common Gull, White JH584, was at Thomond Weir. The bird was ringed on 7/10/2018, in its 1st year, in the province of Rogaland in the southwest of the country and was still in Norway on 4/4/2019 (TT).

Saturday 13th February 2021

A 1st winter Iceland Gull was at the Limerick Boat Club (TT).

Friday 12th February 2021

Two Blackcaps were in a garden in Monaleen (TT)and another was in Crecora (Derek Casey).

Thursday 11th February 2021

A Green Sandpiper was at Robertstown (Davey Farrar).

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