Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Pacific Diver

Pacific Diver at Lough Fea this afternoon for my friend Pat. 

Pacific Diver © John N Murphy

Monday, January 20, 2014

Glaucous Gulls

On my way North to Derry today, I popped into Killybegs for the last hour of daylight where there were lots of gull activity.  There were seven Glaucous Gulls, (five first-winters, one second-winter and one third-winter), along with four Iceland Gulls (one third-winter and three first-winters).  The majority of the Glaucous Gulls were on Gallaghers Fish Factory roof on the left as you enter the town and the original fishing pier.

 Glaucous Gulls at Killybegs © John N Murphy

Monday, January 6, 2014

Little Gull

I went to Galway on the 5th January to see the adult Ross's Gull found the evening before along the prom at Salthill by Aonghus O' Donnell.  I met up with Dermot Breen and we spent a couple of hours trying to re-locate the bird but to no avail.  There were two immature Little Gulls feeding along the edge of the tide at Salthill and one adult Glaucous Gull and one first-winter bird near Nimmo's Pier.

Little Gull, Salthill © John N Murphy
Adult Glaucous Gull, Nimmo's Pier © John N Murphy