Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tuesday 31st January 2012

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).

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Monday 30th January 2012

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.

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Tuesday 31st January 2012

The Crane was seen again this afternoon near Athlacca (Tom Tarpey).
One Little Egret was at the Coonagh Settlement Ponds.

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Monday 30th January 2012

The Common Crane was still at Athlacca (John Meade).

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Sunday 29th January 2012

Sunday 29th January 2012

Adult Crane near Athlacca ©Mike Flanagan

The Crane was present again today along with the Whooper Swans near Athlacca (Mike Flanagan,Mike Sheehy,Tom Tarpey).
Two Blackcaps were present in a garden in Raheen.


Crane ©Mike Flanagan

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Saturday 28th January 2012

Saturday 28th January 2012

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

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Friday 27th January 2012

One adult Mediterranean Gull, a fully albino Black-headed Gull and a colour ringed Common Gull (yelllow ring black letters 268V), were at Foynes this morning.
One first-winter Mediterranean Gull was at Glin.
One Merlin was near Athea.

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Thursday 26th January 2012

There were two Crossbills, one female Hen Harrier and two Ravens near Athea.
One Merlin was at Aughinish.
One Little Egret was on the River Maigue at Adare.

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Thursday 26th January 2012

The female Marsh Harrier was back at Lough Atedaun, Corofin.
Two Goldeneye and 32 White-fronted Geese were at Lough Muchanagh.
One first-winter Glaucous Gull was at Spanish Point.

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Tuesday 24th January 2012

A Barn Owl was seen near Kilfinane.
A Little Egret was seen at Castlemahon.

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