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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

More Icelands

Adult Iceland Gull, Smerwick Harbour, 16th January 2018 (Kilian Kelly).

First-winter Iceland Gull, Ballydavid, 16th January 2018 (Kilian Kelly).

First-winter Iceland Gull, Ballydavid, 16th January 2018 (Kilian Kelly).

Blast of northerly gulls

With the recent gales, a few Iceland and Glaucous Gulls have been showing up. Here's a selection from Reenard over the past couple of weeks.

All photos courtesy of Pat McDaid

Gulls. Your worst nightmare, or all your Christmas's at once? For extra bonus points, pick out the Glaucous Gull. 13th January 2018.

Adult Iceland Gull, Reenard Pier, 31st December 2017, Reenard Pier.

Adult Iceland Gull, Reenard Pier, 31st December 2017, Reenard Pier.


Great Black-backed Gull, with lunch.


First-winter Glaucous Gull, Reenard Pier, 13th January 2018. 


First-winter Iceland Gull, Reenard Pier, 7th January 2018, Reenard Pier.

First-winter Iceland Gull, Reenard Pier, 7th January 2018, Reenard Pier. 

Same individual as above.

First-winter Iceland Gull, Reenard Pier, 7th January 2018, Reenard Pier. 

Same individual as above.

Adult Iceland Gull, Reenard Pier, 13th January 2018, Reenard Pier.

Adult Iceland Gull, Reenard Pier, 13th January 2018, Reenard Pier. 

Same individual as above.

First-winter Glaucous Gull, Reenard Pier, 13th January 2018, Reenard Pier. 

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Gulls in Tralee

First-winter Iceland Gull, Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre, 14th January 2018 (David O'Connor).

Adult Ring-billed Gull, Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre, 14th January 2018 (David O'Connor).

Siberian Chiffchaff, Killarney

Siberian Chiffchaff, Killarney, 13th January 2018 (Killian Mullarney).

Three Twite, Rough Point

Twite, Rough Point, 14th January 2018 (M.O'Clery).

Three birds were present.

Twite, Rough Point, 14th January 2018 (M.O'Clery).


Twite, Rough Point, 14th January 2018 (M.O'Clery).

Black Scoter, Rossbeigh

Black Scoter, Rossbeigh,13th January 2018, (Killian Mullarney).

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Black Brant (and Barnacle Goose)

Black Brant, Sandy Bay, 11th January 2018 (M.O'Clery).

Black Brant, Sandy Bay, 11th January 2018 (M.O'Clery).

Barnacle Goose, Lough Naparka, 11th January 2018 (M.O'Clery).

Barnacle Goose, Lough Naparka, 11th January 2018 (M.O'Clery).

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Friday, 8 December 2017

Siberian Chiffchaffs, Killarney

Siberian Chiffchaff, Killarney, 8th December 2017 (D. Farrar).

One of at least two present, along with several Chiffchaffs.