Bird News Wednesday 26th September

The third-winter Glaucous Gull is still at Ballintoy harbour along with 7 Twite.

At Grey Point north Down this morning, were 8 Arctic Skuas, 6 Manxies and a Red-throated Diver (Eric Randall). Later 2 Manx Shearwater, 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Arctic Skua, 20 Gannet (only 2 adult), lots of Kittiwake, 4 Arctic Tern and a Common Tern were also at Grey Point (Stuart McKee).

200 Oystercatcher, Curlew, Dunlin and Redshank were at Bann Estuary. One of the Redshank was taken by a Peregrine Falcon (Francis Duffin)

5 Wheatear, a Raven, 75 Golden Plover, a Sandwich Tern, Curlew and Stonechat were between Portrush and Portstewart. Yesterday a Norwegian ringed Black-headed Gull was in Coleraine (Lowell Mills)

Thanks to everyone for flagging the colour ringed Sanderling from yesterday which we are following up on. Christine Cassidy has kindly sent in pics below of some Brent at Lough Foyle. Many of our Brent are also part of a colour ringing programme.

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