Bird News Monday 9th July

An Immature Golden Eagle was at Agnews Hill, near Larne, last seen flying NE at about 15.30 (Clive Mellon)
The Hobby was seen again at the Montiaghs (E.O'Hara)
An Arctic Skua was off Groomsport (George Gordon).
 Yesterday a second-summer Glaucous Gull was at the mouth of the River Bush at Portballintrae (Colin Guy).
 A Reed Warbler was along the Tyrone shore of Lough Neagh at Blackers Rock (Godfrey McRoberts). 15 Storm Petrel were ringed at Sheepland near Ardglass (Declan Clarke).

Thanks to Stephen Maxwell for the picture of a Common Tern below. You can see more pictures at

This is the Med Gull seen at Whitehouse Lagoon yesterday.It carries the ring number. 32LU.A Med Gull seen recently at the RSPB Belfast Harbour Estate carried the ring number 32LL. Stuart McKee who photographed the above bird is wondering if both birds are from the same location, which was Belgium. 

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