Thursday, February 23, 2012

Travelled to Sligo last weeka for a few days and made it out for a bit of sketching on a few mornings. Raghly always gives more a few sketching opportunities but unfortunately this time there was a helicopter circling the area all morning. The geese were constantly on the move and rarely settled. A few smaller parties showed well in smaller fields along some of the quiter roads.

 I also made several trips to Doorly park and the quays in Sligo town to check the gulls. I had a minimum of 7 Icelands, 2 Mediteranean and a single Ring-billed Gull between the two sites. A few loaves of bread brought them all in and gave some fantastic sketching opportunities.
 2nd winter Iceland gull, Doorly Park
 Ring-billed Gull, this 2nd winter was in Doorly park only once out of 4 visits.
Med gull, this 1st winter was at the Quays one evening with an adult keeping its distance in the river.

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