Bird News Thursday 13th September

A seawatch from Ramore head, 07:10- 11:10 & 13:00- 16:30 had 9 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Norther Diver, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 45 Brent Goose, 33 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 36 Bonxie, 4 Arctic Skua, 14 Sandwich Tern, 20 Arctic Tern and 1 Puffin. The Escaped Gyr Falcon was again present around 2pm (Neal Warnock)

The Glaucous Gull (almost into third-winter plumage) was at Ballintoy and an immature Little Gull at the mouth of the river in Ballycastle (Colin Guy)

A Flamingo species has been reported in Drogheda (Peter Phillips)

Thanks to Allen Gillespie for this great picture of a Turnstone. You can see more pics at

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