Bird News Sunday 13th May

A Little Ringed Plover is as Paddy's Dub, Lough Beg (David Steel)
The female Dotterel was still at Myroe Levels (Birdguides)
In County Down today the Dark-bellied Brent was on Cloughey beach with 15 pale-bellied. 2 Spotted Flycatchers were at Glastry pits. (Keith Bennett)
Singing Reed Warblers were at Ballyherly Lough and Lough Cowey. Over 200 Arctic Tern were at Strangford narrows (Ian Graham)

Copeland Bird Observatory had a good run of migrants with ringing totals of a Redstart, Whinchat, Cuckoo, Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 7 Whitethroat, a Swallow, 9 Greenland Wheatear, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and a Pied Wagtail. A Sparrowhawk and a Peregrine were also seen (Chris Acheson).
Swifts continue to return in large numbers and eg 20 were at Sion Mills today (Brian Hegarty)

Thanks to Stephen Maxwell for the picture below of a Knot and Dunlin together. You can see further pictures on our bird pics blog at

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