For the third year in a row a Common Gull has bred with a Mediterranean Gull in Antrim (Gareth Platt).
Thanks to Jonny Andrews for the photo of the Great Skuas on Rathlin Island and to Gareth Platt for the Common x Med Gull pairing.
No birds news so far today.
Copeland Bird Observatory will be running another day trip, weather permitting, to Old Lighthouse Island this Saturday 2nd June. This is a great opportunity to see Puffins and Manx Shearwater and visit a beautiful place. The trip will leave the Eisenhower pier in Bangor at 1000 and depart the island again at 1530 to return to Bangor by 1630. The cost of the trip will be £20pp and booking is essential. A full guided tour of the island will be included. You will need to bring your own refreshments and lunch, stout footwear and waterproofs in case of either rain or spray on the boat. If you want to book a place on the trip please contact the Bookings Secretary, at email@example.com. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.