Monthly Archives: December 2013

Wednesday 31st December 2013

A male Hen Harrier was seen at Ballinruane, Ballingarry today.

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Tuesday 31st December 2013

There were 14 Long-tailed Ducks and a Merlin off Aughinish Island.  Ten Razorbills and 40 Great Northern Divers were off Finvarra Point.  Another 50 Great Northern Divers, two Guillemots, five Razorbills, two Gannets, 18 Common Scoter and 48 Brent Geese were between Ballyvaughan and Black Head.

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Monday 30th of December 2013

A Twite, 10 Great Northern Diver, 2 Little Egret and a flock of over 100 Linnet were at the Flaggy Shore.  The female Marsh Harrier was seen near Tubber.

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Monday 30th December 2013

Two Chiffchaffs were at Coonagh today. An adult female Scaup was also present.
Four Scaup were at Lough Gur.
A female Blackcap was in a garden at Raheen.

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Saturday 28th December 2013

Saturday 28th December 2013

Chiffchaff showing characteristics of tristis race at Coonagh ©James Hayes

At least two Chiffchaffs, including one showing some characteristics of the Siberian race ‘tristis’ were at Coonagh today. A Buzzard was also seen passing through the site heading westwards.
A Buzzard was seen at Curraghchase.

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Saturday 28th December 2013

A female Hen Harrier and 65 Whooper Swans were at Ballyallia Lake. One Crossbill was at Gortcoirce, Dysart. One male Hen Harrier was at Doonagore Bog.

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Friday 27th December 2013

A Short-eared Owl was seen near Courtmatrix, Rathkeale.
A Chiffchaff was seen again today at Healy’s Fields, Corbally on the annual Limerick Branch Christmas Outing. An exceptionally large flock of 43 Shoveler was also present.
A first winter Mediterranean Gull was at Arthur’s Quay, Limerick City.
Blackcaps were reported from gardens in Monaleen, Raheen and Ballingarry.

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Wednesday 25th December 2013

A Blackcap was reported from a garden near Ballingarry, the second report of the species so far this winter.

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Monday 23rd December 2013

A Buzzard was at Ballygriffy Wood today.  Four Eider were at Liscannor.

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Sunday 22nd December 2013

There were three Eider at Liscannor. A male Hen Harrier and two Woodcock were at Doonagore Bog.

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