Tuesday, 10 March 2015

''IRELAND for GULLS'' Trip, 6th, 7th and 8th March, 2015 DAY 1

Another  ''IRELAND for GULLS'' Trip, 6th, 7th and 8th March, 2015

Basically planned to take in one day at each of Nimmo's Pier, Sligo and Ballycotton
A repeat of January 23rd, 2015 Trip.

Friday 86th March , I picked Mick up at Dartford, 05.30 hours.
On route we picked up Shaun H who is coming along with us !
Stansted Airport, full English breakfast, board Ryanair to Shannon, Ireland,
pick up hire car.

12.30 hours, we are checking the Gulls at Nimmo's Pier, Galway ! ! !

At first, Common Gull, all ages, lots
A Ring-billed Gull, 1 adult, flew in followed later by a 1st winter.
A single Iceland Gull, juvenile flew in for a brief visit, I was talking so missed a photo opportunity !

The light was pretty good so a photo of every thing else !

 Common Gull, adult

Common Gull, 2nd winter

Common Gull, 1st winter

Ring-billed Gull, adult

Ring-billed Gull, 1st winter


Rock Pipit

Hooded Crow

Black-headed Gull, adult

17.00 hours the light goes, in car, head for Sligo arriving in a rain lashing howling gale !

19.30 we are settled into Yeats Country Hotel, top class, 40 Euros per night, Shaun is well impressed, evening meal, the boys had 2 pints of Guinness, they said it was ''SUPERB''.

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