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Wildlife Sightings

Date

Species

Location

Comment

12/1/21 Snowdrops Weir AB
20/1/21 Daffodils Parteen PB
21/1/21 Barn Owl Pollagh BF
7/2/21
15/2/21
Frogspawn
Frogspawn
Fanit
Carrigeen
A Br
MG
3/2/21 Primrose Park DF
20/2/21 Primrose Cragg AK
4/2/21 Magnolia Buds Front Garden AF
21/2/21 Hawthorn in leaf Cragg Bog A Br
25/2/21 Skylarks Annaholty A Br
26/2/21 Curlew 80 Acres AB
2/3/21 Tulips Village DF
4/3/21 Buds on Willow Pollagh DF
16/2/21 Lesser Celandine Wood
16/2/21 Coltsfoot Wood
16/2/21 Wood Sorrel Wood
12/3/21 New shoots on Cherry Tree cut down last year Old Barracks
17/3/21 Furze in bloom Coole Lane
20/3/21 Blossoms on Cherry Tree (White) Park
30/3/21 Swallows Killeen Bog
7/4/21 Mink (Jet black) Pollaghs D M
13/4/21 Cuckoo Cregaugh Bog A C
22/4/21 House Martin Cragg A Br
2/5/21 Cow Parsley Pollaghs DF
6/5/21 Whitethorn flowers Pollaghs DF
7/5/21 Elder flowers Wood DF
9/5/21 Horsechestnut flowers Park DF
15/5/21 Rose in bloom Village DF
21/5/21 Heron Pollaghs DM
23/5/21 8 Greylag Geese Pollaghs DM
24/5/21 Otter Cragg BF
28/5/21 House Martins Village GB
22/6/21 Baby Squirrel Pollaghs DM
20/7/21 Large Dragonflies Cragg Bog A Br

Date

Species

Location

Comment

6/1/20 Snowdrops Park DF
9/1/20 Daffodils Cregaugh AC
12/1/20 Crocus Parteen PB
15/2/20
22/2/20
23/2/20
6/3/20
12/3/20
Frogspawn
Frogspawn
Frogspawn + 20 tadpoles
Frogspawn
Frogspawn
Parteen Weir
Carrigeen
Cragg Bog
Pollaghs
Park
PB
MFF
A Br
DF
DF
20/2/20 Primrose Park
23/2/20 Dandelions Pollaghs
2/3/20 Red Stag Coosane Road BH
3/3/20 Cow Parsley Pollaghs
4/3/20 Furze in bloom Link Rd
10/3/20 Tulips Village
23/3/20 White flowers on Cherry Tree Park
24/3/20 Flowers on Blackthorn Pollaghs
26/3/20 Magnolia in Bloom AF
10/4/20 Cuckoo Cregough Bog AC
11/4/20 White primroses Carrigeen MG
12/4/20 Swallow Cragg A Br
11/4/20 Pink flowers on Cherry Tree Park
2/3/20 Grey lag Geese Weir P B
6/4/20 Cowslips Park
1/5/20 Wild Orchids Carrigeen MG
4/5/20 Cabbage White Butterfly Railway Garden DF
21/5/20 Curlew Parteen AB heard
22/5/20 Curlews Cragg ABr saw and heard 2
24/5/20 Red Deer (doe) Cragg ABr
2/6/20 Heron Kilmastulla River DF

Date

Species

Location

Comment

23/12/18

Snowdrops

Park

2/1/19

Crocus

Village

2/1/19

Furze in bloom

Carrigeen

AK

28/1/19

Daffodils

Village

17/1/19

Primroses

Park

17/1/19 Frogspawn Carrigeen Garden Pond

10/2/19

Dandelions

Pollaghs

12/2/19

Daisies

Pollaghs

15/2/19

Red Elf Cup Mushrooms

Park

16/2/19

Hazel Catkins

Park

20/2/19

Red buds on Willow

Pollaghs

2/4/19

White Cherry Blossoms

Park

11/4/19

Pink Cherry Blossoms

Park

30/3/19

Swallow

Cragg

16/4/19

Cuckoo

Cregaugh Bog

19/4/19

Rose

DF

24/4/19

Sika Deer

Cragg 

AB

20/4/19

Kestrel

Pollaghs

Hovering perfectly still

20/4/19

Little Egret

80 Acres

20/4/19

Fallow Deer

Pollaghs

Forrestry

20/4/19

Shrew

Pollaghs

Scurrying across path

20/4/19

Hare

Pollaghs

Hassett’s Field

Date

Species

Location

Comment

28/11/17

Pheasants

Wood near Station Bridge

3 together

26/11/17

Buzzard

Near Church

GB

29/12/17

Snowdrops

Park

24/1/18

Daffodils

Village

17/1/18

Primroses

Park

27/1/18

Crocus

Village

4/2/18

Frogspawn

Carrigeen

Garden Pond

9/2/18

Furze in bloom

Link Road to M7

10/2/18

Barn Owls

Barna

Peeping from old building

12/2/18

Dandelions

Pollaghs

12/2/18

Daisies

Pollaghs

17/2/18

Foxglove

Kyle

20/2/18

Hazel Catkins

Park

20/2/18

Red buds on Willow

Pollaghs

22/2/18

Geese

Pollaghs

Flying towards River Shannon

15/3/18

2 Mallard Duck

Pollaghs

20/3/18

2 Hares

Kyle

12/4/18

Owl

Cragg Bog

15/4/18

Pine Marten

Cragg Bog

17/4/18
19/4/18

Swallow
Swallow

Cregaugh
Coosane

21/4/18

Cuckoo

Cregaugh Bog

16/5/18

Bat (Pipistrelle?)

Cragg

17/5/18

House Martens

Cragg

18/6/18

Pygmy Shrew

Newport Road

5/7/18

Heron

Carrigeen

10/7/18

Hedgehog

Park

15/7/18

Pine Martens

Pollaghs

AB

26/7/18

Jay

Pollaghs

PB

Date

Species

Location

Comment

4/1/17

Snowdrops

Park

2/2/17

Daffodils

Village

6/2/17

Crocus

Village

3/2/17

Frog spawn

Carrigeen

Pond

17/2/17

Red Elf Cup mushrooms

Park

Wooded area of Park (see pic below)

27/2/17

Flat Worm

Cragg

AB

12/3/17

Tulips

Village

25/3/17

Blackthorn

Pollaghs

In flower

22/3/17

Cherry Blossom

Park

White flowers

19/3/17

Jelly Ear mushrooms

Park

On Buddleia Bush (see pic below)

7/4/17

Swallow

Cragg

AB

16/4/17

Cuckoo

Cregaugh Bog

TB

18/4/17

Rose

Coosane

Ryans

2/5/17

Orange Tip Butterfly

Park

DF

15/6/17

Hedgehog

DF

Crossing yard (see pic below)

23/12/15

Daffodils

Coosane (Lawlors)

3/1/16

Snowdrops

The Green

Near pump

10/1/16

Grey Hooded Crow

Pollagh

10/1/16

Willow Buds

Pollagh

starting to swell

10/1/16

Gorse

Pollagh

in flower

10/1/16

Goldcrest

Pollagh

singing

10/1/16

Dandelion

Pollagh

flower

22/1/16

Crocus

Village

Planter at Co-op

11/2/16

Frog spawn

Park

Pond

24/3/16

Primrose

Park

Roadside ditch

2/4/16

Swallows

Cragg

A Bradshaw

6/4/16

Cherry Blossom

Park

in flower

10/4/16

Cuckoo

Annaholty Bog

16/4/16

Large Hare

Cragg

17/4/16

Otter Tracks

Pollaghs

15/4/16

Blackthorn

Pollaghs

in flower

26/4/16

Bluebells

Park

4/5/16

Rose

Village

DF

29/6/16

Snipe

Pollaghs

flying overhead

1/7/16

2 large hares

Birdhill

DF

2/7/16

Grey Heron

Pollaghs

flying overhead

16/8/16

Buzzard

Pollaghs

12/9/16

Squirrel

Pollagh entrance

28/9/16

Pine Marten

Wood (lit trail)

14/9/16

Lizard

Pollaghs

Crossing path (see pic below)

Date

Species

Location

Comment

28.12.14

Snowdrops

The Green

Near pump

30.01.15

Rooks & Jackdaws

Pollaghs

About 15 feeding in field

30.01.15

Gorse

Pollaghs

In bloom with yellow flowers

06.02.15

Crocus

The Village

Planter at Co-op

14.02.15

Daffodil

Village

Careys

22.02.15

Pied Wagtail

Pollaghs

On gravel path to house

22.02.15

Willow catkins

Pollaghs

Emerging on tree

22.02.15

Meadow Pipits

Pollaghs

small flock perched on tree

22.02.15

Chaffinch

Pollaghs

Female calling from tree

22.02.15

Skylarks

Pollaghs

A pair hovering @ 80ft.

22.02.15

Reed Bunting

Pollaghs

Pair on Alder tree

22.02.15

Goldcrest

Pollaghs

Singing on branch

22.02.15

Stonechats

Pollaghs

a pair

22.02.15

Cow Parsley

Pollaghs

Fresh leaves

16.02.15

Frog spawn

Park

Pond

03.04.15

Primrose

Park

Roadside ditch

10.04.13

Swallows

Village

DF

14.04.13

Cuckoo

The Weir

P. Barry

26.04.13

Bluebells

Park

11.05.13

Rose

The Park

Under Picnic Area

05.04.15

Chiffchaff

Pollaghs

singing near entrance to Pollaghs

05.04.15

Great Tit

Pollaghs

High-pitched singing in tall tree

05.04.15

Green-Veined White Butterfly

Pollaghs

sipping nectar from dandelion

05.04.15

White-Tailed Bumble Bee

Pollaghs

searching in Willow flower

05.04.15

Buff-Tailed Bumble Bee

Pollaghs

gathering pollen

05.04.15

Willow Warbler

Pollaghs

singing

05.04.15

Blackthorn

Pollaghs

in flower

05.04.15

Orange-Tip Butterfly

Near railway Bridge

05.04.15

Lesser Celandine

In wood (SlĂ­ na Coille)

carpet on wood floor

19.05.15

Elm Finger Gall

Pollaghs

Swelling on elm leaf

19.05.15

Bush Vetch

Pollaghs

side of path

19.05.15

Nettle Tap Moth

Pollaghs

on nettle

19.05.15

Ribworth Plantain

Pollaghs

19.05.15

Whitethroat

Pollaghs

Migrant from Africa

19.05.15

Common Carder Bumblebee

Pollaghs

Feeding on Bush Vetch

19.05.15

Meadow Pipit

Pollaghs

A pair displaying

19.05.15

Pineapple Mayweed

Pollaghs

on path

22.06.15

Figworth

Pollaghs

Base of hedgerow

22.06.15

Green Shield Bug

Pollaghs

Eggs on elm leaf

22.06.15

Meadowsweet

Pollaghs

scented white fluffy flowers

22.06.15

Elderberry

Pollaghs

White flowers

22.06.15

Marsh Thistle

Pollaghs

Over 2m tall

22.06.15

Flag Iris

Pollaghs

Starting to bloom in shallow water

22.06.15

Nettle Tap Moth

Pollaghs

On nettle leaf

22.06.15

Black-lipped snail

Pollaghs

Climbing a leaf

22.06.15

Skylark

Pollaghs

Singing overhead

22.06.15

Snipe

Pollaghs

‘Chuck Chuck’ flying overhead

22.06.15

Lesser Spearworth

Pollaghs

In meadow

22.06.15

Spring Squill

Pollaghs

Blue flowers in meadow

22.06.15

Common Spotted Orchid

Pollaghs

In meadow

22.06.15

Grey Heron

Pollaghs

Flying overhead

22.06.15

Yellow Rattle

Pollaghs

side of path

22.06.15

Ringlet

Pollaghs

Butterfly

22.06.15

Grasshopper Warbler

Pollaghs

Bird singing under cover

22.06.15

Marsh Woundworth

Pollaghs

Unpleasant textured leaf

22.06.15

Blackcap

Pollaghs

Singing

Date

Species

Location

Comment

31.12.13

Snowdrops

The Green

Near pump

13.02.14

Crocus

The Village

Container at Co Co Store

28.03.14

Primrose

Park

Roadside Ditch

22.03.14

Ducks

Buckley’s Trench

2 pair of duck

24.02.14

Frog spawn

Pollaghs

Trench

18.02.14

Daffodil

Cregough

Campion

08.05.14

Mature Frogs

Park

Pond

18.04.14

Cuckoo

80 Acres

12.05.14

Rose

The Park

Picnic Area

29.04.14

Bluebells

Park

15.04.14

Swallows

Village

Ml Kelly

18.04.14

Orange Tip Butterfly

Pollaghs

4 On cuckoo flowers

18.04.14

Blackcap

Pollaghs

3 males

18.04.14

Chiffchaff

Pollaghs

3 pairs

18.04.14

Dunnock

Pollaghs

18.04.14

Skylark

Pollaghs

2 on fence posts

18.04.14

Chaffinch

Pollaghs

2 males. Slate blue head, pink breast

18.04.14

Willow Warbler

Pollaghs

5 in tree

18.04.14

Green Veined White Butterfly

Pollaghs

5 in meadow

18.04.14

Tortoiseshell Butterfly

Pollaghs

On track verge

18.04.14

Eel

Pollaghs

In drain

18.04.14

Blackthorn flowers

Pollaghs

Hedgerow

25.05.14

Buttercups

Pollaghs

All meadows covered

25.05.14

Hawthorn blossoms

Pollaghs

Later than usual

25.05.14

Stonechat

Pollaghs

In gorse bush

25.05.14

Common Carder Bee

Pollaghs

Female on Bindweed flower

25.05.14

Sedge Warbler

Pollaghs

On bank of trench

25.05.14

Reed Bunting

Pollaghs

In field

19.06.14

Greater Willowherb

Pollaghs

6 ft tall

19.06.14

Ringlet Butterfly

Pollaghs

6 in damp meadow – brown colour

19.06.14

Meadow Brown Butterfly

Pollaghs

Orange patch on wing

19.06.14

Raven

Pollaghs

Flying overhead

19.06.14

Green Orb Spider

Pollaghs

Road verge

19.06.14

Peacock Butterfly

Pollaghs

3

19.06.14

Straw Dot Moth

Pollaghs

Yellow with black dot on each wing

19.06.14

Damsel fly

Pollaghs

Blue

10.07.14

Spindle Tree

Pollaghs

Roadside

10.07.14

Speckled Wood Butterfly

Pollaghs

On brambles

10.07.14

Copper Butterfly

Pollaghs

On thistle

10.07.14

Shaded Broad Bar Moth

Pollaghs

Brown bar across wings

10.07.14

Jackdaws & Rooks

Pollaghs

Over 70 in recently-cut meadow

27.08.14

Sloes

Pollaghs

Blackthorn

27.08.14

Haws

Pollaghs

Very plentiful

27.08.14

Ichneumon Fly

Pollaghs

On Angelica Plant

27.08.14

Pineapple Mayweed

Pollaghs

Near stile

27.08.14

Bulfinch

Pollaghs

2 on Sally Tree

27.08.14

Grey Hooded Crow

Pollaghs

3

21.09.14

Kestrel

Pollaghs

Flying overhedge

21.09.14

Red Admiral Butterfly

Pollaghs

On hedgerow

8.10.14

Pied Wagtail

Pollaghs

Near entrance

8.10.14

Holly with berries

Pollaghs

Very early?

8.10.14

Redwings

Pollaghs

In field

8.10.14

Long-tailed tit

Pollaghs

3 flying overhead

17.11.14

2 Pied Wagtails

Pollaghs

In ruts in field

27.12.14

Goldfinches

Pollaghs

15 feeding on Alder

Date

Species

Location

Comment

08.12.12

Pheasants

Near Railway Bridge

6 pheasants rising

02.01.13

Snowdrops

The Green

Near pump

08.02.13

Crocus

The Village

Container at Co Co Store

24.03.13

Primrose

Park

Roadside ditch

15.03.13

Ducks

Kilmastulla River

2 pair of duck + 2 swans

16.02.13

Frog spawn

Park

Pond

11.02.13

Daffodil

Coole

Martin O’Briens

15.05.13

Mature Frogs

Cregough

Garden pond

16.02.13

Sparrowhawk

Carrigeen

19.04.13

Cuckoo

80 Acres

Heard moving towards Pollagh Trail

01.05.13

Pine Marten

Cregough

05.05.13

Pine Marten

Pollaghs

11.05.13

Rose

The Park

Under Picnic Area

29.04.13

Bluebells

Park

16.04.13

Swallows

Coole

Ml Kelly

25.03.13

Cuckoo Flower

Pollaghs

14.04.13

Orange Tip Butterfly

Pollaghs

On cuckoo flowers

Date

Species

Location

Comment

27.12.11

Snowdrops

The Green

Near pump

08.01.12

Crocus

The Village

Container at Co Co Store

16.01.12

Mink

Pollaghs

Marker 2. Crossing path

20.01.12

Pair of pheasants, male & female

Cregough Bog

rising

11.02.12

Frogs spawning

Cregough

Garden pond

17.02.12

Daffodil

The Village

Container at Gleesons

21.02.12

15.05.12

Frogspawn

Mature Frogs

Birdhill Village

Cregough

Private garden pond

Trying to exit garden pond

01.04.12

Fox

Teefy’s Hill

Young male, evening

15.02.12

Fox

Carrigeen

Old fox, slow, midday, mangy coat. Rested on wall

17.03.12

8 mallard ducks

Pollaghs

Flooded field. Marker 8

04.05.12

Cuckoo

Pollaghs/80 Acres

Heard moving towards Pollagh Trail

03.03.12

Primrose

Woods west of Railway Station

Area filled with celandine – was later carpeted with primroses & wood violets

08.04.12

Rose

The Park

Seen after Dawn Mass

28.04.12

Cowslip

Carrigeen Rock

Other plants close by

18.04.12

Bluebells

Village

Private garden

21.04.12

Hare

Carrigeen

Grazing on grass

20.04.12

Water avens

Pollaghs

Near entrance

Spring

Rabbit

Coosane road

Lone, in private garden

01.05.12

03.05.12

16.04.12

House Martins (2 pairs)

Swifts (pair)

Swallows

Carrigeen

Village

Coole

Flying around old nest in house porch

Returning to old nest in garden shed

 

27.04.12

Orange Tip Butterfly (6)

Pollaghs

On cuckoo flowers

01.05.12

Wood anemone

Twiss’ Hill

06.05.12

Thrush

Village

Private garden (building nest)

16.07.12

Jay

Pollaghs

Near Wildflowers/Insects sign