Little Egret - 3, Dundrum Inner Bay South, Co. Down
Little Egret - 1, Blackstaff River, Dundrum Inner Bay North, Co. Down
Lapwing - 50, Paddy's Dub, Lough Beg, Co. Londonderry (David Steele)
Dunlin - 2, Paddy's Dub, Lough Beg, Co. Londonderry (David Steele)
Sanderling - 4, Ballykinler Beach, Co. Down
Sanderling - 3, Tyrella Beach, Co. Down
Greenshank - 7, Dundrum Inner Bay South, Co. Down
Greenshank - 3, Kinnegar Shore,Co. Down (Stuart McKee)
Greenshank - 1, juvenile, Paddy's Dub, Lough Beg, Co. Londonderry (David Steele)
Common Sandpiper - 8, Dundrum Inner Bay North, Co. Down
Common Sandpiper - 5, Kearney Point, Outer Ards Peninsula (Stuart McKee)
Common Sandpiper - 4, Ballyhalbert, Outer Ards Peninsula, Co. Down (David Clarke)
Common Sandpiper - 1, Dundrum Inner Bay South, Co. Down
Common Sandpiper - 1, Oxford Island, Co. Armagh (Ed O'Hara)
Black-tailed Godwit - 100, Paddy's Dub, Lough Beg, Co. Londonderry (David Steele)
Black-tailed Godwit - 16, Dundrum Inner Bay South, Co. Down
Bar-tailed Godwit - 50 (summer plumaged), Kinnegar Shore,Co. Down (Stuart McKee)
Whimbrel - 1,Kinnegar Shore,Co. Down (Stuart McKee)
Laughing Gull - 1, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim
Tree Sparrow - 6, St. John's Pt., Co. Down
Tree Sparrow - 4, Ardilea, Dundrum Inner Bay North, Co. Down
Thanks to Ed for these pics from Oxford Island this morning.
Just when you thought you'd seen enough Laughing Gull photographs - here's a smorgasbord of them (definitely a runner for the most photographed gull here in recent years).
Above: Derek Charles
Above: Ian Graham
Above: Mark Carmody
Prize for worst pics of the day have to go to myself for these pretty useless shots of a Bullfinch in my back garden.
Formerly considered a rarity by the ACGRC (Andrew Crory Garden Rarities Committee) this species has seen an exponential rise from zero sightings for the whole of last week to at least 2 this week. The fear is that if my garden popualtion continues to rise at this rate it will soon reach plague proportions. If the trend continues i may have to draft a proposal to the statutory authorities on a plan for culling. Happily, there may be an outlet for the many thousands of Bullfinch carcasses - Lisburn's top eaterie Chez Veale Evening Bistro. Bullfinch Kebab - yum! (Only joking by the way, we really like Bullfinches.....but only on toast)
On a serious note - 10,000 hits to this site!!!! Not in the Fatbirder Top 100 anymore but to tell you the truth we've had enough of the limelight - too much pressure.
Anyway, it's my birthday so as soon as the sun goes away I'm away for a few of these - probably the only wildlife I'll see all evening!
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