Bird News Saturday 10th August

The Hobby is still at Brackagh Moss and 2 Raven were in Portadown. (James O'Neill).

The adult Little Gull was still at RSPB Belfast Harbour Reserve (James Robinson)

3 juvenile Ruff, a Common Sandpiper and 7 Black Tailed Godwits were at Inch, Co Donegal (Brad Robson)

Blanket Nook Donegal had 2 Scaup, 1Whimbrel, 17 Black tailed Godwits, 16 Greenshank and 4 Whooper Swan (Brad Robson)

Yesterday along the Outer Ards 3 Storm Petrel were at Burial Island and 4 pale phase Arctic Skua flew south at Kearney (Billy Miskelly).

2 Yellowhammer were calling outside Articlave (Mark Smyth).

Thanks to today's photographers, to Alistair Prentice for the picture of the Spotted Flycatcher, to Dick Glasgow for the picture of the Swallow, to Tom McCreery for the first picture of a Kingfisher and to James O'Neill for the second Kingfisher picture. You can see more NI bird pictures at


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