Bird News Tuesday 13th August

A Sooty Shearwater was 4 miles NE of the Maidens and a Great Skua a mile north. 10/12 Storm Petrel were in the area (David Galbraith).

At Larne Lough 5 Little Egret and 7 Black-tailed Godwit were at Ballycarry Bridge and 2 Whimbrel and 3 Common Sandpiper were at Brown's Bay (Cameron Moore).

4 Green Sandpipers were at Derryloughan, Lough Neagh, Co. Tyrone. A juvenile Mediterranean Gull was at Waterworks Park in Belfast. (David Knight).

5 Buzzards were in the Antrim Hills. (Bill Guiller).

Thanks to today's photographers, to Alistair Prentice for the picture of the Kingfisher, to Martina Boyle for the pictures of the young House Martin and the Golden Plover, to David Knight for the pictures of the juvenile Mediterranean Gull and to Bill Guiller for the pictures of the Buzzards. You can see more NI bird pictures at


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