May 13thNot much happening on the Gull front, but another two of the CR Swans have added to the successful nest count. This nest is Sean Walsh Park - Lake 5. Will hopefully update the news on the nesting front this week end. Many thanks for all the reports of Swans, Nest locations and cygnets.
May 4th - Howth Harbour.
Today I took a break from monitoring swans to check out the Gulls of Howth and as luck would have it, the waste was being collected from the fish factories - even more gulls. 14 Coloured Rings read and photographed, all ringed on Irelands Eye, an Island 1km off the harbour.
|Spot the difference! Great Black Backed Gull 2JJ|
|Great Black Backed Gull - 1MC|
However, my bird of the day was Great Black Backed Gull - 2CR. It was my first sighting of 2016
|Great Black Backed Gull 2009 - 2CR|