Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Sunday 22nd November 2015

A Short-eared Owl was seen at the Coonagh Nature Reserve today. This is a first record for the site. The bird was seen hunting over the rough grass and rushy areas around the lower lagoon on two occasions in the early afternoon. A Peregrine Falcon, five Whooper Swans, 25 Gadwall, 23 Shoveler, six Snipe and a Little Egret were also seen (Tom Tarpey, Phil Symonds et al.)
A Little Egret was seen near Kilteely(Tony Mee).

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Sunday 15th November 2015

A Short-eared Owl was seen at Kilcurly, Adare (Pat Fitzgerald).

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Friday 13th November 2015

There were five Little Egrets at Adare this morning. (John N Murphy)

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Wednesday 4th November 2015

Seven Whooper Swans, 44 Mute Swans, 32 Gadwall, 21 Wigeon, seven Shoveler, four Lapwing, a Snipe and a Little Egret were at Coonagh.

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Friday 23rd October 2015

Ten Fieldfares were seen near Ardagh.

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Sunday 18th October 2015

20 Shoveler, 17 Wigeon, ten Teal, four Gadwall, 81 Coot, 45 Little Grebes, 46 Mute Swans, three Snipe and a Little Egret were at Coonagh.

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Friday 16th October 2015

A Green Sandpiper was seen on the Maigue at Adare today (Geoff Hunt).
Two large raptors, most likely Buzzards, were seen circling in the sky near Ballyneety, (east Limerick).

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Thursday 15th October 2015

A Swallow was seen over Nicholas Street, Limerick City this afternoon.

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Sunday 11th October 2015

Two Black-tailed Godwits, ten Shoveler, six Gadwall, six Wigeon, six Mallard, two Kestrels and a Raven were at Coonagh today.

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Thursday 8th October 2015

A Swallow was seen at Foynes.
65 Redshank, 8 Greenshanks and four Little Egrets were at Poulaweela.
33 Redshank, two Greenshank, five Snipe, a Dunlin, a Turnstone, 24 Lapwing, 30 Curlew, two Little Egrets and a Kingfisher were at Loughill. (TT).

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