Monthly Archives: January 2014

Wednesday 8th January 2014

Wednesday 8th January 2014

Adult Med Gull at Clonderlaw, one of 10 birds  © John N Murphy

There were over 3,000 Black-headed Gulls this evening at Clonderlaw Bay feeding on sprat washed to the inner part of the Bay.  With them there was one first-winter Iceland Gull, one second-winter Ring-billed Gull, six adult, two first-winter and two second-winter Mediterranean Gulls, one leucistic Black-headed Gull, 60 Kittiwakes, 22 Greater Scaup, two Little Egrets, three Red-throated Divers, five Great Northern Divers, 200 Cormorants, over 200 auks the majority being Guillemots and 22 Great Crested Grebes.  The gulls flocking were reminiscent of the gathering of gulls at Poulnasherry Bay in February of 2000.  One first-winter Iceland Gull was at Clahane Liscannor.

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Monday 6th January 2014

Monday 6th January 2014

Adult Glaucous Gull at Ross Bay © John N Murphy

One Little Auk flew past the Bridges of Ross late this afternoon (John N Murphy), along with seven Razorbills, three Guillemots, tn Gannets and hundreds of Kittiwakes.  One adult Glaucous Gull was at Ross Bay, Loop Head.

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Sunday 5th January 2014

The adult winter Ring-billed Gull was at O’Callaghan’s Strand again today.
The Polish colour ringed first winter Black-headed Gull, White TN6L, first seen in Limerick City last October, was at St. Mary’s Park, King’s Island.

A female Blackcap was seen at Monaleen.

A Red Grouse was seen on Galtymore.

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Saturday 4th January 2014

A male Blackcap was at Oak Park Ennis since before Christmas.

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Saturday 4th January 2014

A male Blackcap has been at Oak Park Ennis since before Christmas

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Friday 3rd January 2014

Two Buzzards were seen at separate locations near Adare today, one at the Adare Manor Golf Club and the other to the west of the town.
A female Blackcap was seen at Monaleen.
A ten year old Swedish ringed Black-headed Gull, first seen at the Mill Road, Corbally in January 2007, was seen again at the same site today.

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Wednesday 1st January 2014

A Great Northern Diver was at Bunlicky Lagoon today. A Jack Snipe and a roosting flock of ten Greenshank and 130 Redshank were also present.

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