Bird News Sunday 25th August

11 Greenshank & 2 Kingfisher were at Glynn and 9 Little Egret at Magheramourne, Co Antrim (Adam McClure)

Two Osprey were seen at Lough Beg. There was also an excellent count of 27 Ruff in the area. (David Steele). The 2 Ospreys were still present from 7.15, but one Osprey flew off half an hour later (south) and the other Osprey stayed until last light.  The best views without disturbing them is on the Ballydermot Road. (Ciaran Burns)

3 juvenile Ruff, an adult Knot and a Water Rail were at Belfast Harbour Lagoon (George Gordon)

A Bairds Sandpiper and 2 Little Stint were at Blanketnook, Co Donegal (Chris Ingram)

The Snowy Owl was still on Aranmore, Co Donegal (Irish Birding)

The White-winged Black Tern was still at Cruisetown Strand, Co Louth today (Irish Birding)

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Thanks to Christine Cassidy for this pic of a Ringed Plover and Alistair Prentice for the Swallow. You can see more pics at

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