Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Sunday 4th February 2018

Sunday 4th February 2018

Siberian Chiffchaff ©Tom Tarpey

A Siberian Chiffchaff was at the eastern bank of King’s Island. Two Whooper Swans, 97 Oystercathcers and a 1st winter Iceland Gull were also present on the adjacent flooded marsh and playing fields. (TT)
Two drake Goosanders were at Corbally Weir (TT).
A 1st winter Kumlien’s Gull and a 1st winter Iceland Gull were at O’Callaghan’s Strand and another was at Healy’s Field. Two Ring-billed Gulls, an adult and a 2nd winter, were also at O’Callaghan’s Strand. (TT).
Twelve Hawfinches, four Brambling and a Buzzard were at Curraghchase (per Irishbirding).

Thursday 1st February 2018

A Kittiwake was at Bushy Island and a Shag was at Beagh Castle (Paul Troake).
A Buzzard was seen near the M7 at Rosbrien(PT).

Monday 29th January 2018

Four Whooper Swans, all adults and 25 Teal were in a flooded field at Ballyengland, Askeaton (TT).
A juvenile Buzzard was at the Golf Links Road, Ballysimon (TT).

Saturday 27th January 2018

25 Hawfinches were at Curraghchase (per Irishbirding).

Friday 26th January 2018

A Goosander was on the Shannon at Corbally (Pat Lysaght).

Thursday 25th January 2017

A Buzzard was seen near the N18 at Rosbrien (Paul Troake)

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

1st winter Kumlien’s Gull ©Tom Tarpey.

A 1st winter Kumlien’s Gull and two 1st winter Iceland Gulls were at O’Callaghan’s Strand. All appear to be new arrivals over the past week. An 2nd winter Yellow-legged Gull was also present. This is the bird that was first seen there in January 2017(TT).
At least 25 Hawfinches were at Curraghchase (Jeff Copner).

Monday 22nd January 2018

Buzzards were seen today at Ballysimon, Clooncunna and Rathjordan (TT).
Two 1st winter Iceland Gulls were at Harvey’s Quay (Geoff Hunt).

Thursday 18th January 2018

Thursday 18th January 2018

2nd winter Iceland Gull ©Tom Tarpey

Two Iceland Gulls, a 2nd winter and a new 1st winter bird, and an adult Ring-billed Gull were at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
A UK ringed Black-headed Gull, Yellow 2RNR, was at Harvey’s Quay. The bird was ringed as a nestling in the Lee Valley Park, Fishers Green, Essex (on the northern outskirts of London) on 8/6/16 and was last seen at nearby Waltham Abbey on 28/5/17 (TT).

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Eleven Hawfinches, five Brambling and a Hen Harrier were at Curraghchase (per Irishbirding).

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