Monthly Archives: April 2013

Friday 19th April 2013

A adult Little Gull(Geoff Hunt) and 63 Arctic Terns were at Coonagh today, both species new to the site.

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Tuesday 16th January 2013

Tuesday 16th January 2013

Little Gull off Quilty Beach © John N Murphy

A second-year Little Gull was at Quilty beach along with two Arctic and six Common Terns.  A flock of 100 Barnacle Geese were on Mutton Island while hundreds of Manx Shearwaters flew south west past the island.  There were 30 Purple Sandpipers off Seafield Pier with 50 Sandwich Terns feeding on the surrounding sea.  One male Cuckoo was at Booltiagh, Kilmaley.

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Monday 15th April 2013

Four Willow Warblers and a Chiffchaff were in song at Gooig Bog. A Swallow was also seen in the area.
A Willow Warbler, a Chiffchaff and six Swallows were at Castleconnell.
Swallows were also seen at the South Circular Road and the Park Canal in Limerick City.
A Long-eared Owl was found dead near the Croom Bypass.

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Monday 15th April 2013

A Cuckoo was heard calling today near Miltown Malbay.   One male Hen Harrier was at Ben Dash.

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Sunday 14th April 2013

A Swallow was seen at Castlemahon.

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Saturday 13th April 2013

A Swallow was seen at Raheen Industrial Estate today, the first reported so far this year.

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Saturday 13th April 2013

One adult Ring-billed Gull was at Ballyallia Lake this afternoon (John N Murphy, Tom & Nuala Lynch), along with 15 Swallows, 20 Sand Martins and two House Martins.  There were 12 Swallows, one Sand Martin and one House Martin at Lough Atedaun, Corofin.

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Wednesday 10th April 2013

Two Blackcap and three Chiffchaff were singing in Lees Road Wood Ennis this afternoon. One male Blackcap was singing at Applewood, Ballycar.

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Tuesday 9th April 2013

Tuesday 9th April 2013

Blackcap at Glenroe ©Tom Fox

A male Blackcap was seen in Glenroe.

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Tuesday 9th April 2013

A  pair of Long-eared Owls were in a garden at Darragh this evening.

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