Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Gulls galore

There were thousands of Gulls in Waterford and Wexford over the weekend.  Sprat are still running off Hook Head and are attracting Fin Whales, hundreds of Bottle-nosed Dolphins and a large mix of gulls. the shots below were taken in Duncannon Harbour.  The photos of Iceland and Little Gulls were taken in Dunmore East harbour along with the view of Hook Head.

 Adult Mediterranean Gulls at Duncannon, Wexford © John N Murphy
 Adult Kittiwake at Duncannon, Wexford © John N Murphy
  First-winter Great Black-backed Gull at Duncannon Harbour wearing a blue ring © John N Murphy
  Little Gull first-winter bird at Dunmore East © John N Murphy
 Third-winter Iceland Gull at Dunmore East © John N Murphy
 A view of Hook Head in Wexford from Dunmore East, Waterford, see dolphins in foreground © John N Murphy


  1. Murf, great shots and write-up (as always). The GBB with the blue darvic is probably a Chris Honan bird (gulls@eircom.net) from Ireland's Eye.