Bird News Sunday 23rd August

Nine Little Egret were at Kinnegar Lagoon, early this morning. A little Stunt was still at RSPB WOW. (Stuart McKee)

This evening the Ruff count at RSPB Belfast WOW was up to 55. 7 Manx Shearwater were off Kinnegar (Wilton Farrelly)

7 Arctic Skua were off Whitehead (Stephen Foster)

At Larne Lough an adult Mediterranean Gull (with a white ring), 8 Sanderling, a Common Sandpiper and 14 Sandwich Tern were at Brown's Bay. 5 Mediterranean Gull, 11 Little Egret, 7 Snipe and 14 Black-tailed Godwit were at Ballycarry Bridge (Cameron Moore).

38 Roseate Tern were roosting on rocks 200m west of the Lighthouse at St John's Point between 11am-1pm. There were also 58 Common Tern, 13 Sandwich Tern, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Little Gull, 1 Peregrine and flying past 4 Swift, 7 Ruff, 2 wigeon, 11 Common Scoter and 2 Arctic Skua (Tim Murphy)

Keep a look out for Black Terns. Good numbers have been seen along the east coast, down south.

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Thanks to Stuart McKee for this pic of juvenile Ruff:

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