Guillemot breeding success in Mid and East Antrim

Council staff tpic 1ook to the seas in March 2015 to install a number of guillemot boxes around Carrickfergus Harbour. There were a number of guillemots located at the Harbour but limited sites suitable for nesting.

The nest boxes were kindly donated by Peter Scott, Senior Berthing Master at Bangor Mania, who is involved in a similar guillemot nest box scheme in Bangor. The nest boxes are designed specifically for guillemots and the entrances are too small for other birds in the area, such as seagulls, to use.

We now have a pair of guillemots nesting at Carrickfergus Harbour in one of the newly installed nest boxes and they appear to be feeding chicks. Excellent news!