J5082 : Black Guillemot, Bangor
3 km from Bangor, Ireland
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.
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.
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- Friday, 13 May, 2011 (more nearby)
- Monday, 16 May, 2011
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Irish: J 506 823 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.9772N 5:39.9593W
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- Irish: J 506 823
- View Direction
- South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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