J5082 : Black Guillemot, Bangor

taken 12 years ago, 3 km from Bangor, Northern Ireland

Black Guillemot, Bangor
Black Guillemot, Bangor
A Black Guillemot perched on a buoy in the 'Long Hole' J5082 : Buoy in the 'Long Hole', Bangor in Bangor. See also LinkExternal link for some other images of these birds at Bangor.
The Long Hole

Also known as the 'Big Hole', this small harbour in Bangor, now silted up and disused, was created when stone was quarried out in the 19th Century.

Black guillemots, Bangor

Black guillemots thrive in and around Bangor harbour and have been nesting here since at least 1911. During the reconstruction of the harbour in the 1970s and 1980s local people campaigned to ensure that nesting holes were maintained in the new pier and marina and that no birds were harmed during the building work. They are usually seen from early March to mid summer, laying 1 or 2 eggs in mid May. The birds are very friendly and usually allow humans to get within a few feet of them on the pier wall.

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Date Taken
Monday, 10 May, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 11 May, 2010
Category
Birds > Birds   (more nearby)
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 506 822 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.9718N 5:39.9596W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 506 823
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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