Sunday, 29 June 2014

Gull-billed Tern

Gull-billed Tern

Gelochelidon nilotica

This adult bird was found at Ballyneety, Dungarvan on June 29th 2012, the 17th Irish record. It was the tenth for the south coast, but the first for Waterford, following six in Wexford and three in Cork. Although recorded every month between April and October, there is a distinct mid-summer peak,with ten of the total recorded in June and July. Teh bird was filmede by Micheál Cowming and Daniel Weldon.

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