Bird News for Friday 3rd June

2 Quail were calling at Claudy Co.Londonderry.(D.Steele)

A Cuckoo, Spotted Flycatcher, Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Blackcap, Bullfinch and Reed Bunting were at Lough Fea (Derek Polley).

A dark morph Arctic Skua, 12 Sanderling and 3 Porpoise were at St John's
Point. A Chiffchaff was at Kelly's Wood but there was no sign of the unstreaked acrocephalus warbler seen there yesterday. A Whimbrel was at Killough and another 3 Whimbrel at Coney Island. 2 Great Skua, a dark morph Arctic Skua, 500 Manx Shearwater, an Eider, Stonechat and 3 Porpoise were at Sheepland (Chris Murphy).

Yesterday 2 LE Owl were hunting at 10.30pm in fields near the farm entrance to Larchfield Estate near Hillsborough. A Barn Owl was in the same area a few nights ago (Garry Wilkinson).

A Cuckoo was at Coney Island (Chris Murphy) and another Cuckoo at Murlough NNR (Mrs Erskine).

Thanks to Craig Nash who kindly sent in this wonderful photo of a Buzzard seen around Strandford to-day.

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