Bird News Sunday 10th June

In south Down an Osprey was followed fishing between Dundrum Harbour and the Blackstaff at Dundrum Inner Bay North before flying off towards Seaforde (Walter Veale, Davy Brooks).

A Cuckoo was at Belfast Harbour Estate and the 2 first-summer Little Gull were at Belfast Harbour Lagoon. A first-summer Little Gull was at the Lagoon at Ballymacormick Point near Groomsport (Jeff Larkin).

A Curlew Sandpiper and an Iceland Gull were at Bann Estuary (Gerard McGeehan, Shirley Dunlop).

Yesterday evening a Barn Owl was seen along Church Road at Holywood (Aaron Devlin)
Also yesterday evening, 2 Storm Petrels and 2 Porpoises were at St Johns Point, Co Down (Chris Murphy)

Thanks to Alistair Prentice for the picture below of a pair of Black Guillemots. You can see further pictures from Alistair and other local photographers at

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