Saturday, January 28, 2012

Ross's Gull

I travelled upto Ardglass harbour in Co. Down last week to see one of my all time favourite birds. It has been 10 years since I last saw a Ross's gull off Nimo's pier in Glaway, so this was long overdue. This stunning adult ross's had been found 2 days previously and showed well from the moment I arrived. Circling the bay it passed by the tip regularly flying high over my head or dip feeding right infront of me, it was well worth the trip and am cosidering a second trip tomorrow!

Also in the harbour were atleast 12 Iceland gulls, 3 Glaucous gulls and 3-4 kumliens gulls. This 1st winter was one of 2 coming to bread off the tip of the pier.

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