Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Wednesday 12th September 2018

A Wheatear was at the UL bowl (TT).
A Buzzard was at the Rossbrien intersection (TT).


Tuesday 11th September 2018

120 Ringed Plover, eight Turnstone and three Dunlin were at Glin (Geoff Hunt).
A Green Sandpiper, 12 Lapwing, eight Curlew, 16 Redshank, 14 Teal and a Little Egret were at Robertstown (GH).
18 Little Egrets were at Tarbert Bay (GH).


Friday 7th September 2018

Friday 7th September 2018

Juvenile Ringed Plover ©Tom Tarpey

Three Garganey, 277 Teal, 136 Mallard, three Shoveler, a Tufted Duck, three Ruff, six Dunlin, 18 Black-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, a Lapwing, a Ringed Plover, two Snipe, 14 Moorhens, a Kingfisher, 28 Little Grebes, 20 Mute Swans and six Cormorants were at the Charleville Lagoons (TT).
A Kingfisher was at Knocknasoura Bridge, Kilmallock (Andrew Holmes).


Tuesday 4th September 2018

A Reed Warbler, a Willow Warbler and several Sedge Warblers were at Coonagh (TT).
Buzzards were seen at Rosbrien and Mungret (TT).
A 3rd CY Yellow-legged Gull was at Arthurs Quay (TT).


Friday 17th August 2018

Buzzards were at Ballyorgan (Tony Mee) and Rosbrien (TT).


Thursday 16th August 2018

A Common Sandpiper, 20 Redshank, a Greenshank, three Mallard and four Little Egrets were at Poulaweela Creek (TT).
41 Redshank, four Greenshank, seven Lapwing, 48 Curlew, four Mallard, four Little Egrets and four Grey Herons were at Robertstown (TT).


Monday 13th August 2018

Monday 13th August 2018

Yellow-legged Gull ©Tom Tarpey

A 3cy Yellow-legged Gull was at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
882 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were on the Shannon in Limerick City at low tide this afternoon (TT).


Saturday 11th August 2018

Saturday 11th August 2018

Mediterranean Gull ©Tom Tarpey

An adult Mediterranean Gull was on the Shannon at Brown’s Quay. 547 Lesser Black-backed Gulls inc. 45 juveniles were on the Shannon in Limerick City (TT). One of the juveniles, (Blue 005:R), was ringed as a chick at a colony at the northern end of Lough Ree (Incharmadermot Island) on 29/6/18.


Saturday 4th August 2018

Saturday 4th August 2018

Adult winter Mediterranean Gull ©Geoff Hunt

A juvenile Reed Warbler was seen at Coonagh this morning, confirming successful breeding there this summer. Also present were three Pocahrd inc. one juvenile, eight Gadwall, three drake Wigeon, nine Tufted Duck, three Little Egrets and a Raven (TT)
A Buzzard was at Ballysimon (TT).
Three Common Sandpipers, a Greenshank, six Redshank, six Whimbrel, three Curlew, a Little Egret, two Grey Herons, three Sandwich Terns, seven Mediterranean Gulls, 40 Black-headed Gull, four Herring Gulls, two Great Black-backed Gulls and a Buzzard were at Tarbert Bay (Geoff Hunt).


Tuesday 31st August 2018

A Buzzard was at Flemingstown (Andrew Holmes).
A Dipper was Hospital (TT).


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