Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Saturday 28th April 2018

Saturday 28th April 2018

Osprey over Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

An Osprey was hunting briefly at the Coonagh Nature Reserve before moving off westwards down the Shannon Estuary(Tom Tarpey). This is the fifth County record and the first know Spring record in Limerick. A 1st summer Mediterranean Gull, 48 Whimbrel 150 Black-headed Gulls, a Little Egret and six Gadwall were also present in the area.
A 1st summer Iceland Gull was at Arthurs Quay (TT).

Sunday 22nd April 2018

A Buzzard was seen at Curraghchase (Maura Turner).

Saturday 21st April 2018

At least three Sedge Warblers and numerous Willow Warblers were is song at Coonagh. Seven Whimbrel, a Snipe, three pairs of Great Crested Grebes, six Greylag Geese, six Gadwall, four Mallard, three Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck and 120 Bkack-headed Gulls were also present (TT).
Three Hen Harriers were seen on the Branch outing to the Doon area. Cuckoo, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel were also seen (Maura Turner).
A Buzzard was seen near Cappamore (MT).

Friday 20th April 2018

A Cuckoo was at Ballyorgan (Tony Mee).

Thursday 19th April 2018

Blackcaps were in song at the Bog Road, Castleconnell and Monaleen (TT).

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Three 1st winter Iceland Gulls were at Arthur’s Quay (TT).

Tuesday 17th April 2018

Three Iceland Gulls, inc. one adult bird, were at Arthur’s Quay (Jeff Copner).

Sunday 15th April 2018

Two Buzzards were at Ballysimon (TT).

Saturday 14th April 2018

Four Great Crested Grebes, 12 Gadwall, eight Mallard, a Teal, nine Tufted Duck, five Pochard, two Greylag Geese a Snipe and 80 Sand Martins were at Coonagh (TT).

Friday 6th April 2018

A Chiffchaff and a Willow Warbler were in song at the eastern edge of Gooig Bog (TT).

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