Sunday, 20 April 2014

Inishbofin Black Guillemots

Another highlight from last Friday on Inishbofin were the great views of Black Guillemots. Black Guillemots gather just offshore from their nests first thing in the morning. Morning counts are the standard means of surveying the species as they generally are out of view when at the nests as these are usually under boulders at the bases of cliffs. Pairs often squabble amongst themselves and can be quite vocal giving a high pitched wheeze. I had two separate flocks up at Dún More of 20 and 23 birds and a further 15 off the back end of Knock. I'm sure there are plenty other pairs around  the island.


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