Thursday, 9 October 2014


I got a report last week of a Hoopoe in a private garden near Askeaton, Co. Limerick. Geoff Hunt made contact with the owner and paid a visit there on Saturday but the bird didn't show.  When the call came on Tuesday evening that the bird was back I was lucky enough to be nearby and got a chance to get some shots.  Many thanks to Linda O'Brien who was very helpful and kindly allowed us to view the bird from her house.

The bird first appeared on Monday, September 29th and was seen on most days to up to Oct 9th.  It is the fourth record of the species for Co. Limerick, the previous ones being in 13 January 2010,  April 1965 and one pre-1900.

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