Bird News Wednesday 8th August

At Larne Lough 148 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Greenshank, 4 Little Egret and a Whimbrel were at Glynn (Shirley Dunlop, Gerard McGeehan).
A Little Egret was at Bann Estuary (Lowell Mills).      

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

Reedy Flats this morning had 2 Greenshank, 1 Ruff, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Wigeon, 1 Scaup and 20 Common Terns. An adult Spotted Flycatcher was feeding 3 juveniles on the road out of Reedy, at Derryadd.

A Little Gull was at Kinnegar shore in Belfast. (Bird Guides).

2 summer plummaged Sanderling were at Ballyfrench, Portavogie along with Dunlin, Ringed Plover and several Whimbrel. (Keith Bennett).

Thanks to Alistair Prentice for these shots of NI's most photographed Reed Warblers in the reed bed outside the Kinnegoe hide at Oxford Island.

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