Bird News for Tues. 11th Sept.

Ramore Head from 06.50-17.30 had 7 Red throated Diver,2 GN Diver,5 Sooty Shearwater,4Leachs Petrel, 242 Brent, 11 Teal, 12 Tufted Duck, 9 Common Scoter, 25 Golden Plover, 6 Whimbrel,22 Great Skua, 2 Pom. Skua, 33 Arctic Skua, 2 ad Sabine Gull 31 Sandwich Tern, 107 Arctic Tern.(N. Warnock/ Ken Perry/Peter Robinson)
Ramore Head after 7pm had 2 Great Skua. 3 Arctic Skua and 2 Leach's Petrel (Colin Guy)

At the East Strand carpark, Portrush, there was a Ring-billed Gull and eight Sandwich Terns amongst the resting Common and Black-headed Gull flock (Ken Perry and Peter Robinson).
Portstewart Point had 2 Great Skua, 6 Arctic Skua, a Pomarine Skua, a Sooty Shearwater, a Leach's Petrel, 6 Sanderling, 2 Wigeon, 6 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Red-throated Diver, a Great Northern Diver, 90 Manx Shearwater, 50 Arctic Tern and 2 Sandwich Tern (Stuart McKee).

Slightly further afield at Melmore Head Co.Donegal a sea-watch for 7 hrs produced,50 bonxies

17 arctic skua, 2possible Long-tailed Skua( too distant to be sure)17 sooty shearwater,11LeachesPetrel,78 Arctic Tern, 10 Red-throadted Diver,a GN Diver, 4 Scoter,5 Brent.(E.Randall)

At Strangford Lough 10 Grey Heron, a Little Egret, 10 Linnet, a large flock of Turnstone and 100 House Martin were at Gibbs Island (Spencer and Joan Marshall).

At Larne Lough 2 Knot, 52 Pale-bellied Brent, 48 Greylag, a Greenshank, 38 Dunlin, 12 Bar-tailed Godwit, 7 Black-tailed Godwit and 118 Curlew were at the salt lagoons a mile north of Ballycarry Bridge (Cameron Moore). 13 Little Egret were also noted there (Cameron Moore, Lowell Mills). A Kingfisher was along the shore coming into Glynn (Lowell Mills).

Jubilee Wood in Whitehead had a female Hen Harrier, 2 Buzzard, 7 Reed Bunting, 35 Linnet and 2 Carrion Crow (Cameron Moore).

Our thanks for to-days photographers from  the top Tom McCreery -Meadow Pipit. Alistair Prentice- Wheatear and Christine Cassidy for the the Ringed Plover,all wonderful images.                               

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