Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Red-throated Diver ©Geoff Hunt

A Red-throated Diver was at Harvey’s Quay, Limerick City (Geoff Hunt). This is the first known occurrence of this diver species in Limerick City.

Monday 2nd March 2020

The adult Ring-billed Gull was O’Callaghan Strand (TT)

Sunday 1st March 2020

Sunday 1st March 2020

Crossbill ©Geoff Hunt

Three Crossbills and a Buzzard were seen in the Lough Gay area (Mike Flanagan, Geoff Hunt & Michael Sheehy)

Thursday 28th February 2020

Thursday 28th February 2020

Crossbill ©Tom Tarpey

At least 20 Crossbills were seen in the Lough Gay area today (TT et al.). There was no sign of the Two Barred Crossbill.
21 Whooper Swans were at Athlacca (Geoff Hunt).
17 Little Egrets were at Grange Bridge (GH).
A pair of Buzzards were at Mortlestown (Andrew Holmes).

Wednesday 26th February 2020

A Two Barred Crossbill was found at Lough Gay (Allan Mee). This record, if accepted, will be the sixth for Ireland and the first for Limerick. 20 Crossbills were also present in the area.

Monday 24th February 2020

24 Whooper Swans, including two 1st winter birds, and two Mute Swans were in a flooded field at Kiltemplan, Patrickswell (TT).

Sunday 23rd February 2020

Two Hawfinches, four Bramblings and over 400 Chaffinches were at Curraghchase (Brian Carruthers et al.).
A Merlin was at Coonagh (Maura Turner & Gyr Penn).

Monday 17th February 2020

Monday 17th February 2020

Polish ringed Black-headed Gull at the Mill Road John N Murphy

The Polished Ringed Black-headed Gull (TLW5) and the bird from Lough Mask (286B) were at the Mill Road today. (John N Murphy)

Tuesday 18th February 2020

A pair of Buzzards were at Ballinruane (Andrew Holmes).
A Buzzard was at Moig South, Askeaton (TT).

Sunday 16th February 2020

Sunday 16th February 2020

Hawfinch ©Paul Kelly

At least five and possibly up to eight Hawfinches were at Curraghchase (Paul & Andrea Kelly).
A Swallow, an adult Ring-billed Gull and a Common Sandpiper were at O’Callaghan Strand (P & AK).
A Buzzard was at Patrickswell (Fergus Flood).

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