Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Thursday 16th August 2018

A Common Sandpiper, 20 Redshank, a Greenshank, three Mallard and four Little Egrets were at Poulaweela Creek (TT).
41 Redshank, four Greenshank, seven Lapwing, 48 Curlew, four Mallard, four Little Egrets and four Grey Herons were at Robertstown (TT).

Monday 13th August 2018

Monday 13th August 2018

Yellow-legged Gull ©Tom Tarpey

A 3cy Yellow-legged Gull was at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
882 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were on the Shannon in Limerick City at low tide this afternoon (TT).

Saturday 11th August 2018

Saturday 11th August 2018

Mediterranean Gull ©Tom Tarpey

An adult Mediterranean Gull was on the Shannon at Brown’s Quay. 547 Lesser Black-backed Gulls inc. 45 juveniles were on the Shannon in Limerick City (TT). One of the juveniles, (Blue 005:R), was ringed as a chick at a colony at the northern end of Lough Ree (Incharmadermot Island) on 29/6/18.

Saturday 4th August 2018

Saturday 4th August 2018

Adult winter Mediterranean Gull ©Geoff Hunt

A juvenile Reed Warbler was seen at Coonagh this morning, confirming successful breeding there this summer. Also present were three Pocahrd inc. one juvenile, eight Gadwall, three drake Wigeon, nine Tufted Duck, three Little Egrets and a Raven (TT)
A Buzzard was at Ballysimon (TT).
Three Common Sandpipers, a Greenshank, six Redshank, six Whimbrel, three Curlew, a Little Egret, two Grey Herons, three Sandwich Terns, seven Mediterranean Gulls, 40 Black-headed Gull, four Herring Gulls, two Great Black-backed Gulls and a Buzzard were at Tarbert Bay (Geoff Hunt).

Tuesday 31st August 2018

A Buzzard was at Flemingstown (Andrew Holmes).
A Dipper was Hospital (TT).

Saturday 28st July 2018

A juvenile Buzzard was at Glenroe (Adrian Insley)

Sunday 22nd July 2018

A Wigeon, six Gadwall, 12 Teal, a Pochard, four Tufted Duck and a Little Egret were at Coonagh

Saturday 21st July 2018

A dead Barn Owl was found on the Croom Bypass (Andrew Holmes)

Friday 6th July 2018

A White-tailed Eagle was seen between Loughill and Ballyhahill (Dane Lawlor).

Thursday 5th July 2018

Buzzards were seen at Glenwilliam Andrew Holmes) and Ballysimon (TT).

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