Six Blackcaps were heard in a one km CBS square in Curraghchase this morning.Leave a comment
The first Swift report of the Spring comes from Kilmallock this morning, followed by a second bird at Corbally this evening. Interestingly these are early dates for Swift in Limerick in year when most other spring migrants are weeks later than normal.
The first reports of singing Blackcap and Grasshopper Warbler were from Rivers, Annacotty and the Groody Valley, Castletroy respectively this evening.
Little Gull at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey
Two Little Gulls(Tom Tarpey), 45 Arctic Terns, 19 Whimbrel and a large number of hirondines(mostly Sand Martins) were at Coonagh.
43 Tufted Duck, 18 Pochard, ten Mallard, six Gadwall, two Shoveler, two Wigeon, 20 Redshank, a Greenshank, a Ringed Plover, two Great-crested Grebes, six Little Grebes and a Little Egret were also present.
A pair of House Martins was seen at Croagh, the first record of the year for the species.
Two pairs of Hen Harriers and a Peregrine were seen on the Branch Outing near the Limerick/Tipperary border.
A Willow Warbler was in a garden at Raheen.
Willow Warbler at Raheen ©Ger Griffin, Little Gulls and Arctic Terns at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey Leave a comment