Bird News Friday 23rd August

30 Sanderling were on the beach at Castlerock and a dark phase Arctic Skua chasing 2 Sandwich Terns at the pier (Mervyn Guthrie). 

15 small grey geese were seen in flight over Cullybackey Richard Gray).

2 Ruff were at the Belfast Lough RSPB reserve. (Gerard McGeehan).

A Corncrake was heard calling this afternoon at Coshquinn, near the border on the Buncrana road in Derry. (F O'Connor).

The Osprey was seen again at Lough Beg this evening from 7.15 pm to 8.20pm, it was sitting on a broken fence that is on the shore between Dewhamill Island and Long Point. (Ciaran Burns).

Thanks to Alistair Prentice for this picture of a Bullfinch. You can see more NI bird pictures at

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