Bird News Sunday 3rd August

2 juvenile Ruff, 2 juv Med Gulls and a Grasshopper Warbler were at the Bann Estuary (Neal Warnock)

Fanad Head this afternoon had 341 Manx, 6Sooty Shearwaters, 1 Great Shearwater, 1 Storm Petrel and 2 Bonxies (Chris Ingram).

Paddy's Dub and the SW corner of Lough Beg between 4 and 6pm had 2 Little Egret, 7 adult Whooper Swan, 2,000 duck (mostly Mallard but with 200 Teal, 4 Shoveler and 3 Wigeon), 75 Black-tailed Godwit, 50 Curlew, 50 Lapwing, 50 Snipe, 10 Redshank, 3 Greenshank, a Ruff, Spotted Redshank, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk (Godfrey McRoberts).

A Fea's Petrel was seen at 19:55 going past Banbas Crown, Malin Head heading west (Rinan McLaughlin).

A Little Gull was at Sandy Bay near Larne. (Irishbirding).

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