Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Sunday 29th January 2017

A Buzzard was at Ballinruane (Andrew Holmes).


Saturday 28th January 2017

Saturday 28th January 2017

Second winter Caspian Gull ©Tom Tarpey

The Caspian Gull, the first winter Yellow-legged Gull, two 1st winter Iceland Gulls and two Ring-billed Gulls(adult & 1st winter) were on the Shannon at Limerick City today(John N Murphy, Tom Tarpey, Jim Bowman).
An adult Mediterranean Gull was at Tarbert Bay (Geoff Hunt).

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Friday 27th January 2017

Friday 27th January 2017

Iceland Gull ©Frank O’Duffy

The Caspian Gull, the first winter Yellow-legged Gull and two 1st winter Iceland Gulls were at O’Callaghan’s Strand today (Ciaran Cronin, Frank O’Duffy, TT).

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Thursday 26th January 2017

The Caspian Gull, the first winter Yellow-legged Gull and two 1st winter Iceland Gulls were at O’Callaghan’s Strand today (Harry Hussey).
A Buzzard was seen beside the M7 bridge over the Mulkear at Annacotty(TT)

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Wednesday 25th January 2017

Wednesday 25th January 2017

1st winter Ring-billed Gull ©Geoff Hunt

The Caspian Gull, an Iceland Gull and two Ring-billed Gulls(adult and 1st winter) were at O’Callaghan’s Strand (Geoff Hunt).
Two Goosanders were on the Shannon at Illaunarone (Maura Turner).

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Tuesday 24th January 2017

Tuesday 24th January 2017

Newly arrived 1st winter Iceland Gull ©Tom Tarpey

The 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull and two 1st winter Iceland Gulls were at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
The 2nd winterCaspian Gull was also seen there today (per Irish Birding).
Two Buzzards were at Ballinacourty, Glenroe (Tony Mee).

Iceland Gull 1wD1r1st winter Iceland Gull present since Sunday(TT)

Yellow-legged Gull 1w TT02r 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull(TT)

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Monday 23rd January 2017

A female Hen Harrier was at Ballysimon this afternoon.(Caoimhe and Tom Lynch)
A Buzzard was on a bush at M24/N7 intersection at Ballysimon this evening(Tom Tarpey)

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Sunday 22nd January 2017

Sunday 22nd January 2017

1st winter Yellow-legged Gull ©Harry Hussey

The Caspian Gull, a first winter Yellow-legged Gull and a 1st winter Iceland Gull were at O’Callaghan’s Strand today (Harry Hussey, Paidi Cullinan, Des Higgins, Norma Gleeson, Leon van der Noll and Joao de Brito). The  Yellow-legged Gull is the seventh Limerick record and the first first year bird.
A Common Sandpiper was at Brown’s Quay and an adult Ring-billed Gull was at Arthur’s Quay(Paidi Cullinan).

1w Yellow-legged Gull1 HH 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull (HH)

Iw Iceland Gull HH 1st winter Iceland Gull (HH)

Caspian Gull1 HH Caspian Gull (HH)

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Saturday 21st January 2017

Saturday 21st January 2017

Caspian Gull at Thomond Wier with 1st winter Herring & Great Black-backed Gulls John N Murphy

The Caspian Gull was at Thomond Weir this morning (Finbarr McGabhann & John N Murphy).
The 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull was on the Shannon upstream of Athlunkard Bridge (JNM & FMcG).

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Friday 20th January 2017

Friday 20th January 2017

Caspian Gull at O’Callaghan’s Strand Barry Howell

The Caspian Gull and adult Ring-billed Gull were at the slipway at O’Callaghan’s Strand again today (Barry Howell & Seamus Feeney).
A Buzzard was perched on a bush west of Kildimo on the N69(Tom Tarpey)

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