Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Sunday 29th June 2014

A wing tagged Buzzard was seen at Glenanaar. The bird was tagged as a nestling in Co. Cork in 2013.
Several Blackcaps were still in song at Currachase this morning. A Spotted Flycatcher was also seen nearby.

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Saturday 21st June 2014

A Barn Owl was seen hunting near Newcastle West in the early hours of the morning.
A Long-eared Owl was hit by a passing truck on the N21 at Coolanoran, Newcastle West.

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Monday 16th June 2014

A Cuckoo was heard on Kilmeedy Hill. Another was heard close to Lough Gé above Ashford.

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Saturday 14th June 2014

The Glossy Ibis was at the Coonagh Nature Reserve again this morning during the high tide. A pair of Garganey was also present on the lower lagoon along with six Gadwall and two Little Egrets. A Cuckoo was also present.

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Tuesday 10th June 2014

The Glossy Ibis was seen going to roost at the Coonagh Nature Reserve this evening (Barry Henn). A Cuckoo and a Peregrine Falcon were also present. The Peregrine was hunting a murmurating Starling flock.

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Saturday 7th June 2014

A Glossy Ibis was seen at the Coonagh Nature Reserve today(Tom Tarpey) along with five Little Egrets, a drake Gadwall and a pair of Common Terns. The Ibis was feeding and roosting at the spit in the lower lagoon and eventually flew eastwards towards the City.

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Thursday 5th June 2014

A Spotted Flycatcher was seen in a farm yard at Shanagolden.

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Saturday 17th May 2014

Saturday 17th May 2014

Garganey at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

A drake Garganey was seen on the lower lagoon at Coonagh Nature Reserve today

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Sunday 11th May 2014

Two Wheatears, eight Whimbrel and 80 Swifts were new arrivals at Coonagh. 16 Pochard and eight Tufted Duck were also present.

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Saturday 3rd May 2014

Saturday 3rd May 2014

Garganey at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

A drake Garganey was seen at Coonagh this morning. This the third successive spring record for the site. The bird was in the lagoon to the east of the tunnel north portal. Six Swifts, a Cuckoo, 22 Whimbrel, 12 Tufted Duck, four Pochard, three pairs of Great-crested Grebes, a Little Egret and a Greenshank were also present.

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