May 28, 2014

Arctic Terns - Inis Meáin

One of my main reasons to visit Inis mann was in hope of seeing a variety of Terns, and on my wish list was Little Tern, which I did not see today.
A few pairs of Arctic Terns were courting and investigating nest sites high on the beach , giving exceptional views. 


Approx 35-40 Arctics were roosting on boulders at the eastern end of the beach with a few Sandwich Terns ,It was a hot day and small flurries of fishing trips close to shore to gather sand-eel to present for their partners in courtship seemed to be the only activity.
A adult Med Gull was also present.






1 comment:

Thomas Owens said...

Nice bird. I've seen it when I was on Arctic cruise by https://poseidonexpeditions.com/arctic/, but I didn't know its name at that moment. Thanks for sharing.