A Wheatear was at Knockfierna (Andrew Holmes).
A Belgian ringed 2cy Black-headed Gull was at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
Sub-adult Marsh Harrier Tom Tarpey
A sub-adult Marsh Harrier and three Garganey, a pair and a single male, were at Coonagh (TT).
A first summer female Marsh Harrier was at Coonagh. Six Reed Warblers, inc. four juveniles, three Gadwall, two Pochard and seven Tufted Duck were also present (TT).
A 3cy Yellow-legged Gull was at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
Little Egret Tom Tarpey
Two Little Egrets were near the River Deel between Kilcoole Bridge and Newbridge (TT).
A Cuckoo, 14 Gadwall, four Pochard, two Tufted Duck, a Little Egret and two Reed Warblers were at Coonagh (TT).
A 2cy Lesser Black-backed Gull from Lough Ree, Blue 475:R, was at O’Callaghan’s Strand (TT).
Three 3cy Lesser Black-backed Gulls from Lough Ree, Blue 030:R, 158:R & 199:R were at Browne’s Quay, Limerick City along with a 2cy bird, Red A12:D from a different colony.
Recently fledged Great Spotted Woodpecker ©Gordon Young.
Two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, an adult male and a recently fledged juvenile, were seen at Murroe (Mike Quirke & Gordon Young). This is the first evidence of successful breeding in Limerick since the species re-colonised the country in mid 2000’s.
A Cuckoo was calling at Gooig Bog.
Three 3cy Lesser Black-backed Gulls ringed in Lough Ree, Blue 030:R, Blue 136:R and Blue 138:R, were seen on the Shannon in Limerick City in the past few days (TT). These are the first re-sightings of 3cy birds from the Lough Ree project back in Ireland and also the first re-sightings of these birds since they were ringed as chicks on Incharmadermot Island, County Longford on 15/6/2018.
Cuckoos were calling at Corbally, Plassey and Gooig Bog.