Bird News Tuesday 18th September

The Grey Phalarope was still at Craigavon North Lake (Paul Toner).     

Copeland Bird Observatory had 8 Pink-footed Geese, 6 Greylag, 6 Scaup, a Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Red-throated Diver, 5 Puffin, 2 Chiffchaff, 25 Meadow Pipit, 40 Swallow, a Merlin and 2 Carrion Crow (Kerry Leonard).          

Nearby 2 Great Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 43 Pale-bellied Brent, 2 Great Northern Diver, 5 Red-throated Diver and a Peregrine were at Briggs Rocks (Colin Guy).         

At Larne Lough the Pink-footed Goose was with 48 Greylag at 40 Acre Bay (Cameron Moore).      

At Strangford Lough 2 Gannet, 24 Sandwich Tern, 6 Ringed Plover and a Wheatear were at the Netwalk at Killyleagh (Spencer and Joan Marshall).        

A Leach's Petrel was giving views down to 20 feet in Greenore Harbour of the Lough side of Carlingford Lough (Shane Wolsey, Nicole Robinson).       

Magilligan Point this morning had 21 Sanderling and 5 Wheatear. (Christine Cassidy).       

Tullyhill just south of Strangford had 17 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank, 45 Dunlin, 1 Knot, 18 Redshank, 8 Golden Plover, 21 Snipe, 1 Whimbrel, 16 Curlew, 11 Oystercatcher and 36 Ringed Plover. (Craig Nash).

Thanks to Tom McCreery for the pictures of the Grey Phalarope, Craig Nash for the pictures of the Snipe and Knot, Ian Jackson for the Peregrine picture and Christine Cassidy for the Sanderling picture.


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