Bird News Monday 26th August.

The Osprey and 12 Whooper were at Lough Beg. (K. Kirkham-Brown )

The Green Sandpiper was still at Shaws Lake (Clifford Sharpe).

3 Wheatear were on Cockle Island and a Kingfisher was at Ballymacormick Point, Groomsport.(Gilly Irwin)

An unusual sighting of a flock of 34 (at least) Mistle Thrushes feeding on rowan berries in Ardarawood Comber this morning at first light. (Chris Shaw)

Our thanks to Robert Booth who kindly sent in this fine photograph of a Sparrowhawk. Also to Mervyn Campbell for the picture of the Lough Beg Osprey. 4 of the 12 Whoopers from Lough Beg (with Mute Swans in the background) has been sent in by Kevin Kirkham-Brown.    

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