Monthly Archives: December 2013

Sunday 22nd December 2013

Sunday 22nd December 2013

First winter Mediterranean Gull ©Tom Tarpey

A Chiffchaff and a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull were at Healy’s Field, Corbally.
An adult Ring-billed Gull was O’Callaghan’s Strand. This is presumed to be the returning bird from previous winters

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Friday 20th December 2013

A male Blackcap was at Oak Park Ennis this morning

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Friday 20th December 2013

A Dipper was seen on the Groody River at Ballysimon.

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Friday 20 th December 2013

There was a small flock of six Little Egrets in a field just outside Foynes on the Limerick city side not far from Robertstown Creek this morning.

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Monday 16th December 2013

Single Barn Owls were seen at Killoughteen, Newcatle West and at Kilbeheney.
A Blackcap was seen in a garden in Raheen, the first report of the species in Limerick this winter.
A Buzzard was seen at the M7/M20 Rossbrien junction.

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Monday 16th December 2013

There were four Eider Ducks at Liscannor Harbour today (three immature/females & one first winter drake).  Two Canada Geese and three Little Egrets were at Ballyallia Lake.

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Sunday 15th December 2013

There was one first-winter Glaucous Gull still at Liscannor.  A second year male Hen Harrier was near Lickeen Lake.

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Saturday 14th December 2013

Saturday 14th December 2013

Albino Great Northern Diver with other GND off Black Head © John N Murphy

There was one albino Great Northern Diver off Black Head with 50-60 Great Northerns along this part of the bay to Ballyvaughan.  Eight Sandwich Terns were along the Flaggy Shore near New Quay along with one adult Mediterranean Gull.  Seven Whooper Swans were at Lough Murree along with 200 Wigeon and a flock of over 200 Linnets.

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Friday 13th December 2013

Friday 13th December 2013

Iceland Gull at Glin © John N Murphy

There was on first-winter Iceland Gull, an adult Ring-billed Gull, one Little Egret, 60 Dunlin and five Sanderling at Glin today.

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Thursday 12th December 2013

A Merlin, 30 Gadwall, three Scaup, a Long-tailed Duck, a Goldeneye, three Greenshank and two Dunlin were at Coonagh today.

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