Monthly Archives: February 2012

Sunday 26th February 2012

Two Little Egrets were at the Coonagh Lagoons.

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Saturday 25th February 2012

One first-winter Kumlien’s Iceland Gull and a second first-winter bird were at Gull Island Loop Head today.
Also at Loop Head all the nesting cliff ledges were stacked with Guillemots, Razorbills and kittiwakes.
A flock of 36 White-fronted Geese and 11 Greylag Geese were at Lough Muchanagh.
Eight Little Egrets and 20 Whooper Swans were at Ballyallia Lake.
A group of 31 Brent Geese were at Rinville Bay of which two were wearing colour bands 1.(Left Leg Yellow 7 Right Leg Yellow U ), 2.(Left Leg White L, Right Leg White L).
Seven Crossbills and one Woodcock were at Gortcoirce.
Six Red-throated Divers were at Doughmore Bay.
One Wooodcock was at Roxton, Corofin.
Two Dippers were at Doolin village.

Recent records received from British visiting birders Paul Slade, Paul Ellis and Andrew Tweed for the 25th February were as follows;
Mutton Island off Quilty, c.150 Barnacle Goose and one Peregrine.
Quilty : Two Surf Scoter (one ad drake) 9 Purple Sandpipers, 32 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and four Great-northern Divers.
Lahinch : 5 Gt Northern, 8 Red-Throat, 50 Common Scoter, 2 Raven.
Liscannor : 2 Greenshank
Airladie : 2 imm Iceland Gull offshore
Craggah : 4 imm Iceland Gull offshore
Gleninagh Castle : 41 Black-throated Divers, 17 Gt Northern, 100 Common Scoter.
Ballyvaughan : 31 Red-breasted Merganser and one Greenshank.

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Friday 24th February 2012

A Peregrine Falcon was seen over Arthur’s Quay in Limerick.

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Friday 24th February 2012

One pale second-winter Iceland Gull was at Howley’s Quay, Limerick City this afternoon along with one Ring-billed Gull.

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Friday 24th February 2012

One male Blackcap was sining this morning at Applewood, Ballycar.

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Thursday 23rd February 2012

A White-tailed Eagle has been seen on a daily basis at Williamstown, Whitegate over the past few weeks (Kevin Clark).
The Black Swan is still with the Whooper Swans in a field adjacent to the main road half way between Scarriff and Mount Shannon.

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Wednesday 22nd February 2012

The three White-fronted Geese were still at Ballyallia Lake.

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Wednesday 22nd February 2012

One pale second-winter Iceland Gull and an adult Ring-billed Gull were at O’Callaghan’s Strand late this evening (John N Murphy).

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Tuesday 21st February 2012

Six Crossbills were at Athea.
One Little Egret was at Glin.
Two second-winter Iceland Gulls were at O’Callaghan’s Strand Slipway.

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Tuesday 21st February

One second-winter Ring-billed Gull, 110 Brent Geese and 10 Great Northern Divers were on the Flaggy Shore.
Seven Crossbills were at Gortcoirce.
One female Hen Harrier and six Goldeneye were at Lough Muchanagh.
Six Little Egrets were at Drumcliff, Ballyallia Lake.
There were 29 Golden Plover at Lough Gealán.
Eight Ravens were seen over Glasgeivnagh Hill in the Burren.

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