Bird News Monday 30th September

The Common Crane was still at Myroe this morning. (Birdguides) The Crane and the Pectoral Sandpiper were still present this afternoon. (Brendan and Rosemary Fulton / Pat Neavyn)

2 Curlew Sandpiper and 2 Ruff where at the RSPB Belfast Harbour Estate reserve. (P.West)

2 Little Auk were seen offshore along the  coastal path just west of Bangor. (Julian Greenwood)

4 Little Egret where at Murlough Bay Co.Down. (John Lander)

St John's Pt, 7am - 9am: c.5,000 seabirds north, mostly during first hour of light (c. 4,000) comprising Kittiwakes, Razorbills and Gannets and small numbers of Shags, Cormorants, Manx Sh'waters, Common and Black Guillemots and Sandwich Terns. Also ad. Med Gull, 1-2 ad. Little Gulls, 2 Bonxies, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 R-t Divers, and 1 Sparrowhawk. Also strong northward passage of  Kittiwakes and Razorbills later in day, between 5:30pm and 6pm.

Thanks to Mark Killops for this pic of a Little Grebe and Alistair Prentice for the Buzzard:


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