Bird News Saturday 23rd July

Last night 11 Storm Petrels were ringed at Sheepland near Ardglass (Declan Clarke).
Earlier 2 Minke Whales were seen off Sheepland (Tim & Chris Murphy).

2 Raven, a Kestrel and a Grasshopper Warbler were at Carnfunnock Forest Park in Co. Antrim (Irish Birding)

2 Little Gulls were at Ardmore on the south shore of Lough Neagh.

A second year Mediterranean Gull was at Larne Harbour by the Princess Victoria Memorial (Irish Birding).

Buzzards were widely reported soaring in the good weather including birds at Cappanagh and Carnalbannagh in Co. Antrim, three birds together at Oxford Island Co. Armagh and two birds yesterday evening in Dundonald

Thanks to Bill Guiller for these shots of a Merlin taken in Co. Antrim today.

Merlin - Bill Guiller

Merlin - Bill Guiler

Thanks to Stephen Maxwell and Stevie Stewart for these Buzzard pictures.

Buzzard - Stephen Maxwell

Buzzard - Stevie Stewart

Buzzard - Stephen Maxwell

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