One female/immature Marsh Harrier was at Ballyallia Lake (Paul Troake), along with 24 Gadwall, 62 Shoveler, 610 Wigeon, 370 Teal, 60 Pintail, a Black-tailed Godwit, 3 White-fronts and 84 Whooper Swans (including 24 near Drumcliff).Leave a comment
The Tundra Bean Goose and three Pink-footed Geese were still at Sandfield, Liscannor (Dave McNamara).
A male Hen Harrier was seen over Kilnaboy village.
Six Woodcock were at Clifden Hill, Corofin.
There were 90 Barnacle Geese at the White Strand, Kilkee.
One Long-tailed Duck was at Ardclooney.
One Little Egret was at Clareabbey, Clarecastle.
Crane near Athlacca ©Mike Sheehy
A adult Crane was found with the Whooper Swan flock (26 birds) on the Morning Star basin near Athlacca (Mike Sheehy, Mike Flanagan, Geoff Hunt & Maura Turner). The is the second record for Limerick in modern times, the first being at the Charleville Lagoons in 2000. Prior to that the bird was known to be present in the county only from archaeological records from Lough Gur.
A Scaup and two Greylag Geese were seen at Lough Gur.
86 Pochard, 75 Tufted Duck, 11 Wigeon, nine Mallard, nine Teal, 350 Lapwing, three Snipe, 197 Coot, three Little Grebes and two Mute Swans were at Coonagh.
Adult Crane and Whooper Swans at Athlacca ©Mike Sheehy Leave a comment