Birding Mount Makiling, IRRI and other Philippine locations
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Ireland's Eye - 3rd July
A great day's birding on an island just offshore from Howth, north of Dublin. Lots of breeding seabirds on the cliffs. Mainly Razorbills, Guillemots, Shag, Great Cormorants and Kittiwakes, with a small Gannet colony at the north end. Smaller numbers of Fulmar and only a few Puffins. On the tops loads of Black-backed Gulls, very aggressively defending their chicks, with Herring Gulls restricted to lower cliffs at the north end. Rock Pipits very common all over. On the shingle beaches several Ringed Plovers and Oystercatchers.