Bird News Sunday 12th August

A second-winter Little Gull was at Whitehouse Lagoon in Belfast (Stuart McKee)

3 Common Sandpiper, a juvenile Ruff and a second-winter Little Gull were at the Harbour Lagoon. The second-summer Ring-billed Gull (moulting) was at Groomsport (George Gordon)

An hour's seawatch from Ballyhalbert this morning had (all moving south) 270+Manx Shearwater, 50 Kittiwake, 32 Gannet, 20 Arctic Tern, 6 Sandwich Tern, 8 Common Tern, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Common Scoter, 4 Razorbill and 4 Fulmar. Also, two Common Sandpipers were at Kearney (James Robinson)

103 Gannet (adult and juvenile), 32 Curlew, 6 Greenshank and a juvenile Peregrine were off Ballyferris caravan site on the Outer Ards (Aaron Davis)

Thanks to Chris Henry for this pic of a Sand Martin an to Alistair Prentice for this pic of a juvenile Song Thrush. You can see more of their pics at

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