Bird News for Tuesday 24th July

A Pectoral Sandpiper, 8 Common Sandpiper and 2 Sanderling were at Belfast harbour Lagoon (Stuart McKee).

A second-year Glaucous Gull was along the seafront at Ballycastle (Colin Guy)

5 Little Egret were at Inner Dundrum Bay at low tide around midday today (Robert Scott)
Another group of Little Egrets, 6 in number, were at Cadew Point, near Ballydorn, Strangford Lough (Frank Burton)
Two Great Skua were on Rathlin Island.

Yesterday a bird of prey with jesses was seen on the road at Killynether near Scrabo before taking off. If you know anything about it please let us know.

Thanks to Alistair Prentice for the picture below of a Sandwich Tern at Groomsport. You can see more pictures from local photographers at

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