Monthly Archives: December 2012

Monday 31st December 2012

A Buzzard was seen near Patrickswell.
93 Pochard, 32 Tufted Duck, four Scaup, four Gadwall, two Mallard, a Wigeon, six Snipe, 139 Coot, a Great-crested Grebe and nine Mute Swans were at Coonagh.

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Sunday 30th December 2012

Two Common Sandpipers, 158 Tufted Duck, 12 Pochard, ten Goldeneye, eight Scaup, two Mallard, two Great-crested Grebes and 118 Coot were at Ardclooney.

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Saturday 12th January 2013

Outing to Liscannor to see divers, shorebirds and pipits. Good site for rare pipits. Meet at the Pier, Liscannor at 11a.m. Leaders:John N. Murphy, Dave McNamara and Brian Finnegan

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Saturday 29th December 2012

The third winter Yellow-legged Gull was at Thomond Weir again today (Tom Tarpey).

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Saturday 29th December 2012

The immature drake Lesser Scaup was still at Lough Gash, Newmarket-on-Fergus (John N Murphy & John Rattigan), along with one drake and one hen Greater Scaup, 50 Tufted ducks,70 Little Grebes and one Jay.
One Little Egret was at Drumcliff, Ballyallia Lake.
A small flock of 30 Common Scoter and six Red-throated Divers were on Liscannor Bay. A flock of 60 Dunlin were in Liscannor Harbour while 80 Golden Plover and 50 Lapwing were near Liscannor Marsh.
One male Blackcap was a garden at Oak Park, Ennis.

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Thursday 27th December 2012

The 14 Waxwings were on show at Castletroy Golf Club again today.
A Dipper was at Caherconlish.
Black-headed Gull Yellow 286B was at Thomond Weir. This 2008 Lough Mask ringed bird was last seen in Limerick City on March 4th last.

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Wednesday 26th December 2012

Two adult Mediterranean Gulls along with three Little Egrets, 187 Teal, 52 Wigeon, seven Scaup, five Great-crested Grebes, two Great Northern Divers, 80 Curlew, 48 Redshank and four Greenshank were at Tarbert Bay.

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Tuesday 25th December 2012

Three Whooper Swans flew over the Christmas Day swimmers at Castleconnell.
The 14 Waxwings were on show opposite Castletroy Golf Club.

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Monday 24th December 2012

Ten Waxwings were found at Church Road, Raheen this afternoon.
At least nine Waxwings were seen today at Golf Limks Road, Castletroy.

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Sunday 23rd December 2012

Sunday 23rd December 2012

Ring-billed Gull at O’Callaghan’s Strand ©Tom Tarpey

The Yellow-legged Gull was at Thomond Weir today(Tom Tarpey).
The 14 Waxwings were showing well again at the Golf Links Road, Castletroy.
An adult Ring-billed Gull was at O’Callaghan’s Strand. This is the first report this winter of what is presumed to be a returning individual from previous winters.
A Redshank was at Clancy’s Strand.

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