Bird News Saturday 14th September

Myroe is the place to be. 5 American Golden Plovers (Bird Guides), 2 Buff-breasted Sandpipers and a Dotterel were all present (Garry Armstrong / Ed O'Hara).

A Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Ruff were at the RSPB Belfast Harbour reserve.(James Robinson)

A Spotted Redshank was on the Bann estuary, on the banks opposite the hide. (John Clarke)

A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Ruff and 11 White Wagtail and a Greenland Whitefront were at Inch, Co Donegal (Brad Robson).

An Arctic Skua was in Lough Swilly in Co. Donegal. (Brian Hegarty).

A Kingfisher was at Kinnegar Pond and Lagoon at 6.15 this evening. (Gilly Irwin).

A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was seen south of Church Island, Lough Beg. (Ciaran Burns).

A Ruff was in the Carrigs River were it joins Dundrum Inner Bay this afternoon. (Angus Kennedy).

Thanks to today's photographers, to Nick Gibson for the picture of a Greenshank, to Alistair Prentice for the picture of this Goldcrest, not an easy bird to photograph, to Angus Kennedy for the pictures of the Ruff, to Brian Hegarty for the picture of the Arctic Skua and to Tom McCreery for the picture of the kingfisher. You can see more NI bird pictures at 



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