Bird News Saturday 17th August

A 90 minute sea watch from Fanad Head this evening had 1 Great Shearwater, 22 Sooty Shearwaters and a Storm Petrel (W Farrelly)

At Burial Island, Co Down were 2 Great Skua, a Storm Petrel and 500 Kittiwake.  At Orlock Point 4 Whimbrel. The hybrid ring-billed gull was at Millisle (it was also present on 3rd and 10th). (Richard Weyl).

Thanks to today's photographers, to Alistair Prentice for the pictures of the Goldcrest and the Kingfisher, to Zach McCreery for the picture of the Chiffchaff and to David Hill for the picture of the Dunlin. You can see more NI bird pictures at


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