Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Wednesday 23rd March 2016

Buzzard at Glencurrane Wood, Anglesboro (Elaine Keegan).

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Saturday 19th March 2016

Five Sand Martins seen today at Coonagh are the first reported spring migants this year. 28 Gadwall, four Teal, a Wigeon, five Shelduck, 30 Tufted Duck, six Pochard, three Great-crested Grebes, a Little Egret, a Snipe and a Greenshank were also present.
Two Buzzards were seen near Bunlickey (Tom Tarpey) and two were also seen at Ballyelan, Ballingarry (per Andrew Holmes).

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Friday 18th March 2016

Friday 18th March 2016

Buzzard at Clareville ©Tom Tarpey

The Green-winged Teal was at Tarbert Bay again today along with 37 Shelduck, 180 Teal, six Mallard, 340 Dunlin, 23 Redshank, four Greenshank, six Oystercatchers, 23 Curlew, a Ring-billed Gull and a Merlin (Geoff Hunt).
Three Buzzards were seen near Clareville, Lisnagry (Tom Tarpey).

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Wednesday 16th March 2016

Four Buzzards were seen soaring above Knockfierna (Andrew Holmes).

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Sunday 13th March 2016

Sunday 13th March 2016

Green-winged Teal ©Geoff Hunt

The Green-winged Teal was seen again today at Tarbert Bay. An adult Ring-billed Gull was also present (Geoff Hunt).
A male Hen Harrier was seen Knockdown (Geoff Hunt).

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Saturday 12th March 2016

A Green-winged Teal was seen at the Limerick side of Tarbert Bay today (Davey Farrer, Geoff Hunt et al). This is the 12th record of the species in Limerick.
A Red-throated Diver was also seen in the bay (Geoff Hunt).
A Buzzard was seen at Glenanaar and two Sparrowhawks and a Dipper were at Ballyorgan (Tony Mee).

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Friday 11th March 2016

Friday 11th March 2016

Juvenile Buzzard at Curraghchase ©Brain Carruthers
Two Buzzards were seen at Curraghchase today (Brian Carruthers et al.)

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Thursday 10th March 2016

Thursday 10th March 2016

Ring-billed Gull ©Geoff Hunt
A Green Sandpiper and 20 Teal were at Pond near Templeglantine (TT).
An adult Ring-billed Gull was at Arthur’s Quay, Limerick City (Geoff Hunt).

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Wednesday 9th March 2016

A female type Hen Harrier was seen at Curraghchase today. A Water Rail, a pair of Teal, a Snipe and a pair of Ravens were also present (Geoff Hunt).

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Monday 7th March 2016

A Short-eared Owl was seen at Rathcannon, Bruff (Dan Cooke).

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