Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Sunday 22nd January 2017

Sunday 22nd January 2017

1st winter Yellow-legged Gull ©Harry Hussey

The Caspian Gull, a first winter Yellow-legged Gull and a 1st winter Iceland Gull were at O’Callaghan’s Strand today (Harry Hussey, Paidi Cullinan, Des Higgins, Norma Gleeson, Leon van der Noll and Joao de Brito). The  Yellow-legged Gull is the seventh Limerick record and the first first year bird.
A Common Sandpiper was at Brown’s Quay and an adult Ring-billed Gull was at Arthur’s Quay(Paidi Cullinan).

1w Yellow-legged Gull1 HH 1st winter Yellow-legged Gull (HH)

Iw Iceland Gull HH 1st winter Iceland Gull (HH)

Caspian Gull1 HH Caspian Gull (HH)

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Saturday 21st January 2017

Saturday 21st January 2017

Caspian Gull at Thomond Wier with 1st winter Herring & Great Black-backed Gulls John N Murphy

The Caspian Gull was at Thomond Weir this morning (Finbarr McGabhann & John N Murphy).
The 3rd winter Yellow-legged Gull was on the Shannon upstream of Athlunkard Bridge (JNM & FMcG).

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Friday 20th January 2017

Friday 20th January 2017

Caspian Gull at O’Callaghan’s Strand Barry Howell

The Caspian Gull and adult Ring-billed Gull were at the slipway at O’Callaghan’s Strand again today (Barry Howell & Seamus Feeney).
A Buzzard was perched on a bush west of Kildimo on the N69(Tom Tarpey)

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Thursday 19th January 2017

The Caspian Gull was on the slipway at O’Callaghan’s Strand this afternoon. It then flew down river at 16:15 approx. An adult Ring-billed Gull and Common Sandpiper were also present (Geoff Hunt & Tom Tarpey).
A Common Sandpiper was also seen at Clancy’s Strand (TT).

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Wednesday 18th January 2017

Wednesday 18th January 2017

Adult Ring-billed Gull at O’Callaghan’s Slipway John N Murphy

One adult Ring-billed Gull and two Common Sandpipers were at O’Callaghan’s Slipway today (Paidi Cullinan).

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Wednesday 18th January 2017

Flocks of 58 and 41 Whooper Swans were counted on the Camogue and Morning Star river basins during the national census (Gerry Murphy). 17.7% of the birds in the four flocks counted over the two days of the survey were juveniles and the average brood size was 2.1.

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Tuesday 17th January 2017

Tuesday 17th January 2017

Caspian Gull at O’Callaghan’s Strand John N Murphy

The 2nd winter Caspian Gull was seen at O’Callaghan’s Strand again today. An adult Ring-billed Gull was also present. (John N Murphy & Dermot Breen).
An adult Yellow-legged Gull was at Thomond Weir (Dermot Breen). This is the sixth record of the species in Limerick and the first full adult bird.
A Common Sandpiper was at Clancy’s Strand (TT).

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Monday 16th January 2017

Monday 16th January 2017

Second winter Caspian Gull ©Tom Tarpey

The 2nd winter Caspian Gull was at O’Callaghan’s Strand again today (TT). An adult Ring-billed Gull and a Common Sandpiper were also present.

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Sunday 15th January 2017

Sunday 15th January 2017

Second winter Caspian Gull ©Geoff Hunt

A second winter Caspian Gull was found at the O’Callaghan’s Strand slipway today(Geoff Hunt). This rare Eastern European gull is a first for Limerick.
At least 25 Waxwings were seen near the Centra store in Raheen (Geoff Hunt). The birds were making occasional trips to feed on the rose hips in the old hedgerow on the northern boundary of the shopping area.

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Saturday 14th January 2017

A Buzzard, two Ravens, a Kingfisher, 36 Tufted Duck, 20 Mallard, five Little Grebes, ten Mute Swans, two Herons, a Cormorant and a Snipe were at the Shannon Fields, Corbally.

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