J5082 : Black Guillemot, Bangor

taken 6 years ago, 3 km from Bangor, Northern Ireland

Black Guillemot, Bangor
Black Guillemot, Bangor
Black guillemot in winter plumage (although the wing feathers appear to be changing) at Bangor harbour. I could see around a dozen birds in the harbour on this late February morning.
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
Sunday, 28 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Friday, 4 March, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  City, Town centre  Docks, Harbours 
Bird (from Tags)
Guillemot  Black Guillemot 
Place (from Tags)
Bangor  Bangor Harbour 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 504 823 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.9813N 5:40.1730W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 504 823
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Bird  Guillemot  Black Guillemot  Black Guillemots  Bangor (Co Down) 

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