An adult Mediterranean Gull was at Kilclief, Co Down today (the bay just south of the GAA pitch). 9 Common Sandpipers were around the Blackstaff River at Dundrum North Inner Bay as well as 3 little Egrets and 15 Greenshanks. A further 11 Greenshanks were at Dundrum South Inner Bay (David Nixon)
At Larne Lough 9 Greenshank and 100 Red-breasted Merganser were at Glynn (Shirley Dunlop, Gerard McGeehan).
The second-summer Ring-billed Gull was at Groomsport (George Gordon)
Many thanks to Craig Nash for this pic of a Yellowhammer at the Quoile and to Alistair Prentice for the pic of the Sedge Warbler. You can see more pictures at www.nibirdpics.blogspot.co.uk