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Sunday, 31 August 2014

It's raining Meds

Numbers of Mediterranean Gulls at several sites in Kerry are very high at the moment. Although these sites would regularly host one or two birds in late autumn, winter or spring, the early autumn peak in numbers has become very pronounced in Kerry in recent years.

Up to 11 individuals have been seen at Ballinskelligs in recent days, while Dingle Harbour and Ventry have reached 11 and 9 respectively. Keeps your eyes open wherever gulls gather.

Two juvenile Mediterranean Gulls, Ballinskelligs Pier, 31st August 2014 (M.O'Clery).

Juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Ballinskelligs Pier, 31st August 2014 (M.O'Clery).