Bird News Monday 23rd September

A female Hen Harrier was seen at Portmore Lough today (3.15pm). (Ciara Laverty and Amy Burns)

The west side of Lough Neagh at Ballyronan had 1 Pink-footed Goose and Traad Point had 2 Common Tern and 7 Whoopers (Ian Enlander)

Unusually a Whooper Swan was amongst the Mute Swans at Belfast Waterworks on the Antrim Road (David Knight)

Two Bairds Sandpipers and 5 Curlew Sandpiper were at Blanketnook, Co Donegal (Chris Ingram)

Tory Island today had a Spotted Flycatcher, Whitethroat, Whinchat and one of the Rosefinch (Davy Hunter)

Thanks to Mrs L Green for this picture of a young Long-eared Owl, pictured outside Belfast about a month ago and to David Knight for the Whooper:  

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