Azure Damselfly

Azure Damselfly

There is a wide variety of Bird to be seen aound Lough Gur. On nature walks please bring suitable clothing and binoculars.
Lough Gur
Grid ref R648412
RES=resident
WIN=winter
SUM=summer
MIG=migratory

Water birds

Mute Swans on Lough Gur

Mute Swans on Lough Gur

  • Mute swan RES
  • Whooper swan. WIN
  • Greylag geese RES
  • Pink- footed geese [occasional] WIN
  • Cormorant RES
  • Great crested grebe. RES
  • Little grebe. RES
  • Black necked grebe (rare) WIN
  • Moorhen. RES
Greylay Geese on Lough Gur

Greylay Geese on Lough Gur

  • Coot. RES
  • Mallard. RES
  • Wigeon. WIN
  • Teal. WIN.[ a few stay and breed]
  • Shoveller. WIN. [a few stay and breed]
  • Gadwall. WIN
  • Pochard. WIN
  • Goldeneye WIN
Ducks on Lough Gur

Ducks on Lough Gur

  • Shelduck WIN
  • Tufted duck. RES
  • Ruddy duck [occasional] WIN
  • Ring neck duck [rare]. WIN
  • Pintail [occasional]. WIN
  • Grey heron. RES
  • Little egret. WIN

Birds of Prey

Barn Owl

  • Barn Owl. RES
  • Hen harrier. WIN
  • Merlin. RES
  • Kestrel. RES
  • Peregrine. RES
  • Sparrow hawk. RES
  • Long eared owl. RES.

Waders

Sparrow Hawk

  • Lapwing. WIN
  • Golden plover. WIN
  • Curlew. WIN
  • Redshank. WIN
  • Common sandpiper. SUM

Gulls

  • Whimbrel. MIG
  • Dunlin. WIN
  • Snipe. RES
  • Gulls.
  • Black headed. RES
  • Lesser- black back. WIN

Songbirds

  • Wood pigeon. RES
  • Collared dove. RES
  • Pheasant. RES
  • Kingfisher. RES
  • Swallow. SUM
  • Swift. SUM
  • House sparrow. RES
  • Reed bunting. RES
  • House martin. SUM
  • Sand martin. SUM
  • Skylark. RES
  • Meadow pipit. RES
  • Dunnock. RES
  • Pied wagtail. RES
  • Grey wagtail. RES
  • Wren. RES
  • Sedge warbler. SUM
  • Whitethroat SUM
  • Willow warbler. SUM
  • Chiffchaff. SUM
  • Blackcap SUM/WIN
  • Stone chat. RES
  • Spotted flycatcher. SUM
  • Robin. RES
  • Fieldfare. WIN
  • Blackbird. RES
  • Redwing. WIN
  • Mistle thrush. RES
  • Song thrush. RES
  • Starling. RES
  • Long tail tit. RES
  • Blue tit. RES
  • Great tit. RES
  • Coal tit. RES
  • Treecreeper. RES
  • Gold crest. RES
  • Chaffinch. RES
  • Goldfinch. RES
  • Greenfinch.RES
  • Bullfinch. RES
  • Redpoll. WIN
  • Siskin. WIN

Crows

  • Magpie

    Magpie

    Hooded crow. RES

  • Jackdaw. RES
  • Raven. RES
  • Magpie. RES
  • Rook. RES

Dragonfly

  • Common blue damselfly.
  • Blue tail damselfly
  • Large red damselfly
  • Azure damselfly
  • Emerald damselfly
  • Common darter.
  • Four spot chaser
  • Hairy dragonfly.
  • Brown hawker
  • Autumn hawker

Butterfly

  • American Red Admiral

    American Red Admiral

    Small white

  • Large white
  • Green vein white.
  • Orange tip.
  • Common blue
  • Peacock
  • Red admiral.
  • Painted lady.
  • Small tortoiseshell.
  • Meadow brown
  • Ringlet.
  • Speckled wood

If anyone sees a bird not on this list they can contact Geoffrey Hunt who keep records of birds for sites in County Limerick.
Contact:   Geoffrey Hunt
Phone:     + 353 087 765 6439
Click here to go to Ballyhoura Website
Email:      info@ballyhoura.org

 

 

 

 

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