Bird News Sunday 10th August

A Fea's type petrel passed close to Kilcummin Head, Co Mayo in light winds and calm sea at 13.05 (Brad Robson - this same bird was seen 3hrs 20 mins later at Annagh Head by Dave Suddaby). Also seen in a 12hr seawatch at Kilcummin were 33 Cory's, 3 Great Shearwaters, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 15 Sooty Shearwarers, thousands of Manx, 2 Arctic Skua, 3 Bonxie, a Storm Petrel and 4 Common Dolphin (Brad Robson)

A Barn Owl was seen early this morning on Newmills road, Dungannon, Co Tyrone. (Tony Mc Cormick)

2 summer-plumage Knot, a Common Sandpiper and Greenshank were at Belfast Harbour Lagoon (Gerard McGeehan)

On National Hen Harrier ( ) day, many thanks to Dick Glasgow for these pics of male and female Hen Harriers:

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