Monthly Archives: December 2012

Wednesday 12th December 2012

One first-winter Iceland Gull was at Liscannor.
A flock of 38 White-fronted Geese were at Lough Muchanagh.
One Great Northern Diver wasat Lough Cullaun.
There were 30 Whooper Swans near Kilfenora.
At Lough Atedaun there were 315 Black-tailed Godwits, 250 Golden Plover.
At Lough Inchiquin there were 145 Tufted Ducks and 30 Gadwall.
One Dipper and four Woodcock were at Kilcornan, Ennistymon.

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Wednesday 12th December 2012

Seven Waxwings were seen on the Peafield Road between Ballysimon and Monaleen.
A single Waxwing was seen on the N20 between Patrickswell and Croom.

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Tuesday 11th December 2012

One Waxwing was at Sixmilebridge today.

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Monday 10th December 2012

Monday 10th December 2012

First-winter Ring-billed Gull at Thomond Weir © John N Murphy

The third-winter Yellow-legged Herring Gull was on Thomond Weir this afternoon (John N Murphy), along with a first-winter Ring-billed Gull.

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Monday 10th December 2012

A White-tailed Sea Eagle was at Ardclooney (David Lyons).

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Monday 10th December 2012

160 Teal, 156 Wigeon, 76 Mallard, 50 Shoveler, 25 Tufted Duck, 25 Snipe, two Dunlin, three Whooper Swans, ten Mute Swans, seven Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 61 Black-headed Gulls were at the Charleville Lagoons.

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Sunday 9th December 2012

Sunday 9th December 2012

First winter Waxwing © Tom Tarpey

Five Waxwings were seen in a garden on the South Circular Road, Limerick City.
The Yellow-legged Gull was at Thomond Weir again today (Geoff Hunt).

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Sunday 9th December 2012

The first-winter drake Lesser Scaup was at Lough Gash, Newmarket-on-Fergus (John N Murphy).
A weak, hungry juvenile Common Buzzard was picked up at the Bellsfort, Newmarket-on-Fergus.
There were five Waxwing at Sixmilebridge.
A flock of 70 Greylag Geese were at Ballycar Lough, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

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Saturday 8th December 2012

A single Waxwing and a Blackcap were seen in a garden in Raheen today.

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Saturday 8th December 2012

The first-winter drake Lesser Scaup was at Lough Gash this morning (John N Murphy, Mike Flannagan & Geoff Hunt). Also at Lough Gash were one adult drake and one first-winter Greater Scaup.
Four Waxwings were at Sixmilebridge.

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