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Puffin & Fulmar activity on Lighthouse Island CBO, and spring flowers starting to show. ... See MoreSee Less

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6 days ago

Copeland Bird Observatory

This is incredible, dispiriting and encouraging all the same time. Fifty bags of marine litter lifted off Mew. FIFTY BAGS!! Well done all who participated.What a day! 50 bags of litter lifted off Mew island in just 4 hours, of which only 23 had recyclable waste. And all this under the very curious eyes of the locals (peeking from the water)!

Litter of all shapes and sizes, dating from a few decades ago. It did not escape the extreme beach cleaners grip though! 💪

#TrashTag #CommunityCleanUp #BeachClean
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Down the hole! Lots of puffin activity on Lighthouse Island CBO today. Birds sussing out nest burrows. ... See MoreSee Less

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Copeland Bird Observatory is open and currently taking bookings for Spring weekend stays.

We are running a photographers weekend on the 26-28th of April which is ideally placed for migrating birds and with many of the breeding birds on show in all their finery. There won’t be any planned course or training but simply an ideal opportunity for likeminded photographers to get together and enjoy the wildlife and island life. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Weekend trips begin with a Friday 6pm boat departure from Donaghadee Harbour, returning to Donaghadee around 16.45 on Sunday afternoon.
There is more information on the website - www.thecbo.org.uk

Other weekends with availability include:

12-14 April
19-21 April
3-5 May
17-19 May - Island Breeding bird survey weekend
31 May- 2 June

Summer and autumn weekends to be advertised at a later date

For more information please email davidgalbraith903@btinternet.com
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It was a bit miserable on the outward journey this morning, but signs are that Spring has sprung on CBO! The first Manx Shearwater of the season has been recorded and the enticing Puffin decoys are deployed & ready to do their thing. During the set-up trip today Siskin, Twite, Peregrine, Buzzard, Red-throated diver and Brent Goose were also spotted. The Observatory is ship shape and ready for the manning season which kicks off this weekend. Bring on the migrants! ... See MoreSee Less

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