Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Thursday 5th January 2017

A flock of Waxwings was seen on the trees in the Lidl car park on Childers Road (Jennifer Morrow Sheehan).
A Buzzard was at Ballysimon this morning. (TT)

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Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Tuesday 3rd January 2017

Waxwings ©Blair McClure

Eight Waxwings were seen feeding on a crabapple tree on the Corbally Road this morning (Blair McClure), a nice start to the new year!
A Buzzard was at Clonshire, Adare (Geoff Hunt).
Two Greenshanks, six Redshanks, a Kingfisher, two Little Egrets, two Grey Herons and a Kestrel were on the Maigue at Adare.(Geoff Hunt)

greenshank-ghGreenshank at Adare ©Geoff Hunt

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Saturday 31st December 2016

Saturday 31st December 2016

Great Northern Diver ©Tom Tarpey

A Goosander was seen at Corbally Weir this evening (Maura Turner). The 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull was also present in the area earlier in the day (TT).
The Great Northern Diver was also seen again on the Shannon between the railway bridge and the tail race confluence (TT).

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Friday 30th December

Friday 30th December

Redshank ©Tom Tarpey

A Green Sandpiper, six Redshank, a Greenshank and two Little Egrets were at Adare (TT).
A Buzzard was seen at Ballinruane (Andrew Holmes).

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Thursday 29th December 2016

Thursday 29th December 2016

Little Egret(Black F, Yellow D) at Adare ©Geoff hunt

Three Green Sandpipers, six Redshank, a Greenshank, two Little Egrets and a Kingfisher were seen on the Maigue Estuary at Adare (Geoff Hunt). The colour-ringed Little Egret was ring as a nestling at Ardfry, Oranmore, Co. Galway on 15/6/2009.

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Wednesday 28th December 2016

A Great Northern Diver was on the Shannon just upstream of the railway bridge at Corbally (TT).
A Chiffchaff was at New Road, Thomond Gate. Limerick City (Pat Murphy).

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Tuesday 27th December 2016

Tuesday 27th December 2016

Third winter Yellow-legged Gull ©Tom Tarpey

A third winter Yellow-legged Gull was seen on the Shannon at Corbally today during the Limerick Branch Christmas Outing (TT et al.). This is the fifth record of the species in Limerick. a Kingfisher and a Dipper were also seen in the area.

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Saturday 24th December 2016

One adult Ring-billed Gull was at Clancy Strand (John N Murphy).
There were 90 Gadwall (site record count), 13 Shoveler, 25 Wigeon, 20 Tufted Duck, 52 Lapwing, a Snipe and a Greenshank were at Coonagh (TT).
Up to 20 Great Black-backed Gulls and 55 Herring Gulls were on the Shannon at Limerick City today (TT).

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Wednesday 21st December 2016

A very large flock of 5,000 Black-headed Gulls and a Ring-billed Gull were Tarbert Bay (Geoff Hunt).
A Kingfisher was seen on the Shannon near Rhebogue (Maura Turner).

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Sunday 18th December 2016

A Common Sandpiper and three Redshank were on the Shannon at Clancy’s Strand, Limerick today. Three Redshank were also at Corbally (TT).

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