Bird News Monday 10th September

Ramore Head during the day had 4 Arctis Skua, 9 Great Skua, 2 Storm Petrel, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Red Throated Diver, 3 Pink Footed Geese, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Puffin, 5 Arctic Tern, 11 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Red Breasted Merganser, 9 Wigeon and 299 Brent Geese. (Irish Birding).

At Ballyholme Bay 9 Sandwich Tern, 16 Ringed Plover and a few Turnstone were on the rocks near the yacht club (Jim Whitla).    

A Peregrine Falcon was near at Thompson Street in Belfast near the M2 (Patterson).

Thanks to Stephen Maxwell for todays Sparrowhawk and Turnstone pictures, Stuart McKee for the juvenile Curlew picture and Alistair Prentice for the Common Tern picture. Check out more NI bird pictures at


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