Friday, 5 August 2011

Claddagh Beach was alive with Terns yesterday. The 'clean' water in the bay must be attracting in more fish hence more Terns feeding their young. Mediterranean Gull also present, this bird is becoming a bit of an annual event as it always appears around this time along with the leuistic Black-headed Gull.
All shots digiscoped with Nikon 82ED 30xDS and Lumix G1+20mm lens
Mediterranean Gull
(Larus melanocephalus)
Sléibhín meánmhuirí

Turnstone
(Arenaria interpres)
Piardálaí trá

Common Tern
(Sterna hirundo)
Geabhróg

Common Tern
(Sterna hirundo)
Geabhróg

Common Tern
(Sterna hirundo)
Geabhróg

Common Tern
(Sterna hirundo)
Geabhróg

Common Tern
(Sterna hirundo)
Geabhróg

Sandwich Tern
(Sterna sandvicensis)
Geabhróg scothdhubh

Sandwich Tern
(Sterna sandvicensis)
Geabhróg scothdhubh

Linnet
(Carduelis cannabina)
Gleoiseach

2 comments:

jeffcopner said...

Nice photo of the Med Gull and some smashing photos of the Tern activity.

birdsgalway said...

Thanks Jeff