Tuesday 3 March 2009


This juvenile (first-year) IVORY GULL was present at Baltimore Harbour (Co. Cork) today, showing well throughout the day (Peter Woolstenholme obtained this excellent flight shot)

Eugene Archer added ''It was intriguing to see some photos of this bird and I've compared the few shots available with other first-winter birds and perhaps there's good reason to suspect that this is the recent French individual which has not been seen since last Thursday. Interestingly, if it is the French bird, Baltimore lies directly on a course for Ivory Gull breeding sites mid-way up the east coast of Greenland !Hope it's seen again''