|Little Gulls ©Tom Tarpey|
There were about 45 Arctic Terns present, most of which were feeding on the upper lagoon. They appeared to be taking insects just above the water surface. Arctic Terns are scarce in Limerick generally and largely confined to the lower Shannon Estuary. This exceptionally large flock seems to have been pushed up the estuary in the gales a few days earlier.
|Arctic Terns ©Tom Tarpey|