Bird News Saturday 7th September

A Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, 2 Ruff and a Sanderling were at RSPB Belfast Harbour Reserve (Chris Surgeon/James Robinson).

4 Arctic skuas, 1 Great Skua, 2 Ruff, 25 Brent Geese and a juvenile Sabine's Gull were at Magilligan. The Sabine's Gull was landing on the beach with terns occasionally giving great views. (Neal Warnock).

A seawatch at Ramore between 2.00 and 4.00pm produced 4 Great Skua, 1 Pomarine Skua, 2 Great Northern Diver and 2 Leach's Petrel. (Neal Warnock).

A Brent Goose was in Landsdowne carpark in Portrush, 2 Arctic Skua were also seen. (John Clarke/ Ken Perry).

 Ballymacormick Point had  a Pomarine Skua, 4 Arctic Skua, 5 Red-throated Diver and a Common Scoter. (Richard Weyl).
2 Spotted Redshank, 6 Greenshank, 7 Little Egret, 3 Sanderling, a Little Stint and a Carrion Crow were at Ballycarry, Larne Lough (Cameron Moore/ Ian Enlander/ Ivan Quail/Nicky Lynn).

9 Sooty Shearwater and a Balearic Shearwater went north-west at Copeland Bird Observatory. A Great Skua, Arctic Skua and 1,200 Manx Shearwater went south-east. 2 Willow Warbler were the only passerines of note (David Galbraith).

A 3 hour seawatch on Tory Island in Donegal in very poor conditions had 49 Sooty Shearwaters, 100 Manx Shearwaters and a Storm Petrel, also on the island were a juvenile Ruff and 2 White Wagtail. (Brad Robson).

7 Little Egret and 17 Grey Heron were in a field near the Downshire bridge entrance to Murlough NNR. There were approximately 70 Black-tailed Godwits and 3 Little Egrets where the Carrigs River enters Dundrum Inner Bay. (Angus Kennedy).

Thanks to today's photographers, to Cameron Moore for the pictures of the Spotted Redshank and the Sanderling, to John Clarke for the picture of the Brent Goose, to Angus Kennedy for the picture of the Black-tailed Godwits and to Christine Cunnungham for the pictures of the Oystercatcher and the Curlew.

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