Bird News Saturday 24th August

Two Ruff and a Green Sandpiper were at RSPB Belfast Harbour Reserve. (Robert Scott)

The Outer Ards had 22 Sandwich Tern. Ballyquintin Point had a Peregrine Falcon, 19 Whimbrel and an oddly marked Oystercatcher (see pic below). (Richard Gowen).

Copeland Bird Observatory had today, 175 Swallow, 10 Willow Warbler, 6 Sedge Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 5 Whimbrel, 1Grey Plover, 2 Arctic Skua.(Kerry Leonard).
Thanks to Alistair Prentice for the male Sparrowhawk, Richard Gowen for the Oystercatcher picture and Eric Phillips for the picture of the Grey Herons:


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