Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sunday 11th May 2014

Two Wheatears, eight Whimbrel and 80 Swifts were new arrivals at Coonagh. 16 Pochard and eight Tufted Duck were also present.

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Saturday 3rd May 2014

Saturday 3rd May 2014

Garganey at Coonagh ©Tom Tarpey

A drake Garganey was seen at Coonagh this morning. This the third successive spring record for the site. The bird was in the lagoon to the east of the tunnel north portal. Six Swifts, a Cuckoo, 22 Whimbrel, 12 Tufted Duck, four Pochard, three pairs of Great-crested Grebes, a Little Egret and a Greenshank were also present.

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Thursday 1st May 2014

A Common Sandpiper was at Lough Gealán in the Burren National Park. Three Blackcap and seven Whitethroat were singing in nearby South Commons and Poundtown. Two Cuckoo were also singing in the area. Great to see that Stonechats have made a good recovery in the Burren after the dreadful winter of 2010/2011.

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