Another random collection of pictures from the summer. Only managed to locate one pair of breeding Merlin out on the bogs this summer. We ringed the four chicks on the same day that we ringed a late brood of two Peregrine chicks and two broods of Kestrels. One of the Kestrel chicks was actually too small to be ringed making it one of the latest Kestrel broods we've ringed in Connemara. This was the first time that we managed to ring all three Irish breeding falcons on the one day.
|Third-calendar Common Gull|
|Adult Common Gull in attack mode.|
|Adult Common Gull|
|Juvenile Kestrel on Mason Island beach.|
|Rock Island Lighthouse off to the west of Inishmore.|
|Common Tern colony near Carna.|