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Another gull off to Ireland.

0L1:C has left Troon

OL1:C was the first gull we tagged on Pladda and very shortly afterwards he headed to the mainland.  He is a sub-adult male that isn’t breeding this year.  He has spent the last month foraging up and down the Ayrshire coast until Friday afternoon when he decided to leave Troon. He headed down the coast to Knockbay where he spent a couple of house before being picked up flying over the Irish Sea at 2327.  He arrived in Belfast at around 0500 on Saturday morning and spent a couple of hours on the roof of the bible centre on Wellington Street before carrying on south west.He crossed the Irish border just after 1100 before taking a break at Castleblaney. He has since continued to fly south passing over Vicarstown, Clogh and Hugginstown before arriving on the banks of the river that separates County Kilkenny with County Wexford.  What is amazing is this is the same 200m stretch of river bank that Stuart visited regularly last year! Where will he go next?

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