Bird News Sunday 22nd June

Yesterday a Hobby was seen at the east side of Murlough yesterday evening, it was catching male fox moths. A Cuckoo was also present. (James O'Neill)

A Common Sandpiper was seen along the Clanrye River/ Newry Estuary this morning (Frank Carroll)

A juvenile Spoonbill was seen this evening at Ardilea, Dundrum at 7pm. Also a Kingfisher and 4 Greenshank were present. (Phil Higginson / Tim Murphy)

Thanks to James O'Neill for the pic of the Hobby, Gary Wilkinson for the Great-spotted Woodpecker and Andrew Poots for the Spotted Flycatcher. You can see more bird pics at

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