J5082 : Black Guillemot, Bangor

taken 7 years ago, 3 km from Bangor, Northern Ireland

Black Guillemot, Bangor
Black Guillemot, Bangor
Black Guillemot on the Eisenhower Pier in Bangor. Note the ring on the left leg. This was one of about 20 seen that day on the pier and in the water at the harbour.
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
Thursday, 26 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 28 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  City, Town centre  Docks, Harbours 
Place (from Tags)
Bangor  Bangor Harbour 
Bird (from Tags)
Black Guillemot 
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CloseCrop  Temporary  Life 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 504 822 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:39.9425N 5:40.1194W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 504 822
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Bangor  Bangor Pier  Bangor Harbour  Bangor (Co Down)  Black Guillemot  Eisenhower Pier 

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