Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Saturday 5th March 2016

A single Hawfinch was seen at Curraghchase today (Dave Fox et al).

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Friday 4th March 2016

Friday 4th March 2016

Hawfinch ©Brain Carruthers
Great Spotted Woodpeckers were heard calling in two locations at Curraghchase today. Reports of the species in Curraghchase have long been anticipated following range expansion in the north and east of the country and reports from Glenstal, Dromore Wood and Castlehewson in recent years. Four Hawfinches and three Buzzards were also seen in the area (Irish Birding/Brian Carruthers & Rachel Hynes).

The first winter Iceland Gull was seen again today in the flooded field at Ballyfookeen (Irish Birding/Dave McGrath).

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Wednesday 2nd March 2016

15 Whooper Swans were seen between Caherconlish and Herbertstown. A further five were at Athlacca.

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Sunday 28th February 2016

Two Hawfinches were seen at Curraghchase this morning (Irish Birding/Brian McCloskey).
A sub-adult Iceland Gull (probable first winter) was seen in a flooded field at Ballyfookeen near O’Rourke’s Cross on the N20 today (Irish Birding/Dave McGrath).

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Saturday 27th February 2016

Saturday 27th February 2016

First winter Iceland Gull ©Geoff Hunt

Three Hawfinches were seen at Curraghchase this morning (Irish Birding/Andrew McMillan & Mick Boyle).

The first winter Iceland Gull was seen at Sarsfield Lock in Limerick City again today (Andrew Holmes, Krunoslav Rajakovic and Geoff Hunt).

An adult Ring-billed Gull was see at Harvey’s Quay (Krunoslav Rajakovic).

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Thursday 25th February 2016

Two Short-eared Owls near the Shannon Estuary at Newtown, Clarina (Elaine Keegan).

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Wednesday 24th February 2016

18 Tufted Duck, 16 Pochard, six Gadwall, two Shoveler, eight Mallard, 16 Mute Swans, 64 Coot, six Little Grebes and a Great-crested Grebe were at Coonagh (Geoff Hunt).
Eight Whooper Swans inc. three juveniles, were in a field between Caherconlish and Herbertstown (Andrew Holmes).

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Saturday 20th February 2016

The Cattle Egret was see again this afternoon at the Groody valley along with six Little Egrets (Mark Stewart).
Two Hawfinches and six Crossbills were at Currachase Foret Park this evening (Mark Stewart).

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Thursday 18th February 2016

Thursday 18th February 2016

Blackcap ©Geoff Hunt

A female Blackcap was seen in a garden at Newcastle West (Geoff Hunt). Reports of Blackcaps have been much lower than normal this winter.

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Wednesday 10th February 2016

The 1st winter Iceland Gull was at Sarsfield Lock, Limerick City again today.

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