Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Thursday 17th August 2017

A Green Sandpiper was on the Maigue at Banogue(Andrew Holmes).
14 Gadwall, ten Mallard, 33 Tufted Duck, five Pochard, a Swift and 80 Sand Martins were at Coonagh(TT).

Tuesday 15th August 2017

A Buzzard was seen near Banogue (Andrew Holmes).

Sunday 6th August 2017

260 Redshank, a Greenshank, twelve Curlew and four Little Egrets were at Askeaton harbour.
34 Redshank, five Greenshank, seven Curlew, four Oystercatchers and ten Mallard were at Beagh Castle.
18 Curlew, seven Oystercatchers, eight Mallard, two Little Egrets and Grey Heron were at Ballysteen.

Saturday 29th July 2017

A report of a Nightjar churring at the southern end of Gooig Bog on a few evenings in mid July was received today(per Fergus Flood). Nightjars bred in small numbers in the County up to the 1960’s however there have been very few records since.

Tuesday 25th July 2017

A Garganey, 14 Gadwall, 16 Tufted Duck, 180 Coot, 23 Moorhens, six Great-crested Grebes and 43 Little Grebes were at Coonagh (TT)

Sunday 16th July 2017

A juvenile Long-eared Owl was calling at the Castletroy Golf Club in Monaleen tonight (TT).

Saturday 24th June 2017

A Whimbrel, a Pochard, seven Tufted Duck and three Great-crested Grebes were at Coonagh (TT).
Long-eared Owl chicks were head calling at Kilcoorha, Broadford (Joe Meehan).

Saturday 10th June 2017

A female Hen Harrier was seen near Glenroe (Adrian Insley).

Tuesday 6th June 2017

A Buzzard was seen near the M7 at Lisnagry this evening (TT).

Monday 5th June 2017

An adult Red Grouse with one chick was seen on the Limerick side of the Ballyhoura Mountains.(Joan Neill)

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