Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Friday 9th November 2018

Friday 9th November 2018

Cattle Egrets at Bunlicky ©Tom Tarpey

Four Cattle Egrets were seen with cattle beside the Irish Cement entrance road at Bunlicky, Mungret (TT). The birds were first discovered at the same location yesterday by a pair of American birders(Bonnie Clarfield-Bylin & Stephan Bylin). This is the 6th record for the County.


Sunday 4th November 2018

108 Whooper Swans were at Ringmoylan (James McGrath).


Monday 29th October 2018

Nine Shoveler, 16 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 14 Wigeon, a Goldeneye, a Pochard, eight Tufted Duck, 42 Greylag Geese, 240 Coot, four Moorhens, 20 Little Grebes, 14 Mute Swans, three Lapwing, three Snipe, a Cormorant and a Kestel were at Coonagh (TT).


Friday 26th October 2018

Four Buzzards were seen on a re-seeded field near Croagh (Jerome McSweeney).


Monday 15th October 2018

A Jay was seen outside normal range near Ballingarry today (Andrew Holmes). This may be part of an unusual migration movement of the species this autumn as birds have also been recorded at headlands/migration watch points on the west and south coasts in recent days.
Buzzards were seen at number locations inc. three near Ballingarry (Paddy Dunworth),two near Feenagh(AH) and one at Rosbrien(TT)
A dead Barn Owl was found on the N20 north of Croom (AH).


Friday 12th October 2018

A Long-eared Owl was at the Shannon Fields, Corbally (Blair McClure).


Wednesday 10th October 2018

Sixty Gadwall, 35 Shoveler, ten Mallard, three Wigeon and 15 Tufted Duck were at Coonagh (TT).


Sunday 7th October 2018

A Ruff, 65 Redshank, two Greenshank, five Dunlin, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, nine Golden Plover, 70 Lapwing, 40 Teal and 10 Mallard were at Robertstown (TT).
71 Redshank, 145 Curlew, 20 Teal, four Mallard, two Little Egrets and a Grey Heron were at Loughill (TT).
A Buzzard was at Rosbrien (TT).


Tuesday 2nd October 2018

A Whooper Swan was at Lough Gur (James McGrath).


Saturday 29th September 2018

An adult Mediterranean Gull and a Whimbrel were at Tarbert Estuary.(Nuala and Tom Lynch)


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