Thursday, 29 January 2015

LAUGHING GULL, 2nd winter, Ballycotton, Ireland, 24/1/2015

Day 2 of our ''IRELAND for GULLS'' Trip, 23rd, 24th and 25th January, 2015

First light, we are heading towards Ballycotton, some 20 miles out of Cork.

On route, we check out the 'Atlantic Pond',  Ballintemple, located in a park alongside a quayside of the River Lee.

it's an afternoon site for photography, we waste no time and continue our way to Ballycotton Pier.

09.00hours, we arrive Ballycotton Pier,  the Laughing Gull is the first bird seen, sitting on a rail, on the opposite side harbour wall, light is good ! ! !

Laughing Gull, 2nd winter

12.30 hours, the tide is going out, the sun is now from the south and a bit harsh,
the LG is more distant with it's flyby's ! !    No good for any more photography.

We head back towards Cork, for an afternoon visit to the 'Atlantic Pond',  Ballintemple

Here we had excellent views of an Ring-billed Gull.
Images with follow in a future Post.

Weather forecast for tomorrow not good, 16.00 hours we head North for a night at Galway, 19.30 hours, Travel Lodge, eat, sleep ! !

Tomorrow, we will be at Nimmo's Pier !

1 comment:

  1. Nice account Richard........with some great Laughing Gull pics.