Category Archives: Limerick Sightings

Monday 16th September 2013

14 Arctic Terns were at Coonagh this afternoon. A Greenshank, a Lapwing and two Black-tailed Godwits were the only waders present there during high tide. Interestingly the roost was disturbed by a Fox today, the second time this has been observed in the past week. A Garganey was also seen at the site.

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Saturday 14th September 2013

Saturday 14th September 2013

Wheatear ©Tom Fox

A Wheatear was seen today at Glenroe.

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Friday 13th September 2013

Friday 13th September 2013

Little Stint at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

A juvenile Little Stint was on the spit at Coonagh today at high tide.

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Tuesday 10th September 2013

Four Garganey, all showing juvenile/female type plumage, were at Coonagh this evening.

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Thursday 5th September 2013

A pair of Garganey, an eclipse drake and a duck, was seen at Coonagh this evening.

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Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Tuesday 3rd September 2013

Blue-winged Teal at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

A drake Blue-winged Teal was found at Coonagh this evening (Tom Tarpey). This is the second record of the species at the site and the sixth record for the County. A juvenile/female type Garganey was also seen at the site.

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Friday 30th August 2013

Friday 30th August 2013

Mediterranean Gull ©Tom Tarpey

Two Mediterranean Gulls and six Little Egrets were at Tarbert Bay today.

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Thursday 29th August 2013

A Kingfisher, two Spotted Redshank, 78 Redshank, 22 Greenshank, ten Snipe and 15 Curlew were at Robertstown.
A Common Sandpiper was at Poulaweala Creek.
A Spotted Redshank, 110 Redshank and four Little Egrets were at the old pier in Askeaton.

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Saturday 24th August 2013

Saturday 24th August 2013

Shoveler ©Tom Tarpey

At least 40 bird species were recorded at Coonagh this morning during the Limerick City Bio-blitz Day. The list included five Gadwall, seven Shoveler, three Wigeon, a Teal, 30 Tufted Duck, eight Mallard, two probable Garganey, a Common Sandpiper, two Redshank, three Snipe, 28 Black-tailed Godwits, 35 Lapwing, a Raven, a Stock Dove and two Water Rails.

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Wednesday 14th August 2013

A drake Garganey and a pair of Teal were seen at Coonagh this afternoon. A Dunlin, 341 Black-tailed Godwits and 14 Little Egrets were also seen on site during the mid-day high tide.

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