Bird News Wednesday 15th August

St John's Point between 3.30 and 5.30 this afternoon had 2,000 Manx Shearwaters, 1 Great Skua, 30 Sandwich Terns, 15 Common Terns, 1 Arctic Tern, 300 Gannets, 200 Kittiwakes, 40 Fulmar, 8 Razorbill, 1 Puffin and 1 Guillemot. (Chris Murphy).        

An hour’s seawatch this evening at Garron Point along the Antrim Coast Road produced 1 Great Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Storm Petrel, 4 Arctic Tern and 15 Whimbrel, all moving south. A 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull was in Larne Harbour container port again. Last night at Glynn in Larne Lough there was an adult Mediterranean Gull, 2 Whimbrel and 11 Greenshank. (Neal Warnock).

2 Ruff, 6 Pochard and 2 female Pintail were at Belfast Harbour Lagoon. 4 of the Black-tailed Godwit at the reserve were juveniles and another 2 juveniles were at Whitehouse Lagoon (Stuart McKee).  

The second-summer Ring-billed Gull was at Groomsport.   

A Barn Owl has been seen the last few nights at Beatty's Road between Annahilt and Hillsborough (Garry Wilkinson).  

Thanks to todays photographers, Alistair Prentice for the Barn Owl portrait and Tom McCreery for the Swallow family.

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