Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Tuesday 19th January 2016

Tuesday 19th January 2016

Whooper Swans at Doohyle Lough ©Geoff Hunt

Six Whooper Swans, 120 Teal, a Wigeon, 450 Lapwing, 90 Curlew and 21 Snipe were seen at Doohyle Lough(Geoff Hunt).

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Monday 18th January 2016

The Cattle Egret and one Little Egret were at the Groody River in Limerick City this evening. (John N Murphy)

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Sunday 17th January 2016

The Cattle Egret was seen at the Groody Valley, Castletroy again this morning. A Chiffchaff was also seen in the area. (Frank O’Duffy & Tom Tarpey)

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Saturday 16th January 2016

Saturday 16th January 2016

Cattle Egret at the Groody River ©Tom Tarpey

A Cattle Egret was at the Groody Valley just north of the Dublin Road in Limerick City today (Tom Tarpey). This is the third record of the species for Limerick. A Little Egret and 200 Lapwing were also present.

A Blackcap was seen at Asbrook, Limerick City.

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Tuesday 12th January 2016

A Chiffchaff showing characteristics of Siberian Chiffchaff was seen at the Corcanree Industrial Estate today (Irish Birding/Dave McGrath). See photo on
Two Short-eared Owls were seen near Courtmatrix, Rathkeale today (Pat Fitzgerald).

A Green Sandpiper was seen at Shanagolden (Andrew Holmes).

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Sunday 10th January 2016

A Goldeneye, a Pochard, seven Tufted Duck, six Gadwall, four Teal, 59 Coot, 12 Little Grebes, 24 Mute Swans and four Snipe were at Coonagh.
20 Wigeon, 15 Tufted Duck and six Mallard were in Flooded fields near the Mill Road, Corbally.
100 Lapwing were at St. Thomas’s Island, Corbally.

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Sunday 3rd January 2016

A Buzzard was seen at Glenwilliam, Ballingarry (Andrew Holmes)

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Saturday 2nd January 2016

A flock of 300 Lapwing have been spending the past few weeks on the flooded area on the Groody Valley. A Little Egret and an Otter were also seen there today.

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Tuesday 29th December 2015

A Peregrine Falcon was seen at Lough Gur this morning (Tony Mee)
The juvenile White-tailed Eagle that had been stating around the Mellon Point area has moved northwards to south Galway in the past week (Golden Eagle Trust).

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Sunday 27th December 2015

Two Whooper Swans and a Jack Snipe at Coonagh and 48 Shoveler at Healy’s Field were the highlights at the Birdwatch Ireland Limerick Branch annual Christmas outing today

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