Wednesday, 28 January 2015

RING-BILLED GULL, Nimmo's Pier, Galway, Ireland, 23/1/2015

Day 1 of our ''IRELAND for GULLS'' Trip, 23rd, 24th and 25th January, 2015

Friday 23rd January, I picked Mick up at Dartford, 05.30 hours.
Stansted Airport, full English breakfast, board Ryanair to Shannon, Ireland,
pick up hire car.

11.30 hours, we are checking the Gulls on a slipway in Limerick ! ! !

Iceland Gull, juvenile  (this Gull did not look healthy, note matted feathers under rump)

Lesser Black-backed Gull, adult

Black-headed Gull, 1st winter

12.15 hours we head north to Galway

arrive 14.30 hours, Nimmo's Pier

Ring-billed Gull, adult winter

I spent a bit of time with the Common Gulls

Black-headed Gull, adult

Black-headed Gull, 1st winter

16.30 hours, the light has failed, time to make decision as for tomorrow ! ! !

Weather forecast for Cork tomorrow is good !

There is a Laughing Gull at Ballycotton Harbour.

20.00 hours, we arrive Travel Lodge, Cork, eat in adjoining Restaurant,
In bed by 22.00 hours.


I have put up here all the images I took over this superb 3 day Trip.
Check the last 3 images if you are not bored by then ! ! !

Laughing Gull and Ring-billed Gull will be in next post

Herring Gull 1st winter

Pied Wagtail


Lesser Black-backed Gull, adult winter


Grey Heron

Hooded Crow

Some ''crazy dude'' over there, getting down low, to a Black-headed Gull

Intense photography !      ''eye to eye stuff''

''bang to rights''

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a good time there Richard, you seem to have got over the U.A.E.