Bird News for Sunday 3rd July

Two Pacific Golden Plovers ( see above ) were on the lawn fields at Myroe Levels, an adult, plus a first summer bird. The two birds were feeding along with 6 Golden Plover, unfortunately they all took off around 17.30 and were not seen again, although they are surely still in the area, it's just a matter of re-locating them .This is the first time that PGP has been seen in Northern Ireland

3 female Garganey and 2 Ruff were in the southwest corner of Lough Beg (David Steele).

A GN Diver was at Drumfad Bay south of Millisle (Richard Weyl).

Yesterday a Reed Warbler and 4 Sedge Warbler were at Strand Lough and 4 Whimbrel flew over (Declan Clarke).

2 pair of SE Owl have been successful on the Antrim Plateau raising 4 and 3 young respectively. Interestingly both nests had pellets of Short-toed Voles.

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