Within the last few years these small resident Seabirds have taken up home in Lahinch bay, not a rare bird and can be found in many places along the coast, but certainly an overlooked bird.
Black Guillemots are quiet bird that stay in there small groups and dont stray far, they seem content diving for fish in there own fishing area in not to deep of water.
Last year a few pairs had a successful year breeding in inaccessable rock clifftop overhangs around the bay and a few birds stayed over wintered in Lahinch and could be seen in between surf breaks and on hightide in front of town.
Come spring they become a stunning looking bird . For me they are the little jewels that this bay holds