At Kilbaha, Loop Head today there were five Pomarine Skuas, one adult Sabine’s Gull in the Bay, along with 300 Kittiwakes, one juvenile Arctic Tern, one Willow Warbler was in the harbour, with on Chiffchaff, a Sparrowhawk, one Peregrine, six Snipe and four Ravens.
Two Snow Buntings were at Seafield, Quilty.
Two Bramblings and five Jays were at Currachase. Three Red Squirrels were also seen.
Two Red Grouse, 11 Crossbills and a male Hen Harrier were seen today in the west Limerick hills.
A Jay was seen near the N21 between Adare and Croagh.
Red Squirrel, Jay and Brambling at Currachase (James Hayes)
A Snow Bunting was seen in the Ballyhoura Mountains today. This is the second record of this scarce species in the County since 1983, the other being on October 30th last year.
A flock of 24 Black-tailed Godwits was feeding in a flooded field beside the Dock Road/Tunnel approach intersection. Godwits have been seen using the fields in this area in the past, particularly after periods of wet weather, though not as close to the road as on this occasion.
There were 54 Barnacle Geese at Illaunonearean just south of Kilkee, while opposite the island on the mainlamd there was one Merlin and one Peregrine.
One female ring-tailed Hen Harrier was at Lough Cullane, the Burren.
There were 38 Golden Plover and two Wheatears at Lough Atedaun.