These are the birds I saw in February as I walked along Seacliffe Road in Bangor as I made my way home. It was a lovely sunny day and I never walk along this road without seeing some birds. I was encouraged to see a Black Guillemot in breeding plumage as they will all soon be coming back to Bangor to start breeding along the pier.
Herring Gulls. Adult and 1st years
This is the first Black Guillemot I have seen in summer breeding plumage. Photo taken on 4 February.
Reflections near the slip
This is a photo of the rocks that are a tiny island that I saw the birds on.
Top - Oystercacher. Middle - Redshank. Sides Purple Sandpiper
There is 1 Oystercatcher on left and the rest are Ringed Plover with black rings around their necks, Dunlin have dark legs and quite a white belly and Purple Sandpipers have yellowy legs and slight streaking on the breast.
Dunlin and ringed Plover
Ringed Plover and Purple Sandpiper
1st year Herring Gull
Adult Herring Gull
Redshank and Purple Sandpiper above and below
Now this shot above has a Turnstone in it. Can you ID it from the rest?
Can you now tell the difference of these 3 birds?
Ringed Plover, Purple Sandpiper and Dunlin.
I hope you enjoyed walking with me along this road and are now able to ID these waders. By the way, I did ask you if you could ID the Turnstone in shot 19. It is on the far right in the photo.
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