Bird News Wednesday 26th August

RSPB Belfast WOW had a Little Stint, 15 Ruff and 5 Knot (Gerard McGeehan)

Seawatching from 9am to 10.30am at St Johns Point had 100 plus Roseate Terns, 1 Black Tern, 2 Little Gulls, c.500 Common Terns, c100 Sandwich Terns and c.20 Arctic Terns fishing with Razorbills, Gannets and Manx Shearwaters in Dundrum Bay between St John’s Pt and Minerstown (Chris Murphy, Tim Murphy, Doris Noe)

A juvenile Black Tern was at the Quoile Pondage at 1pm. (Tim Murphy)

The Bann EStuary had 2 Little Egret, 8 Ruff, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Common Sandpiper; Ballykelly had 3 Little Egret, 10 Ruff, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, Myroe had, 3 Little Egret, 5 Ruff, 1 Peregrine. (Hill Dick/ Peter Robinson)

Thanks to Stephen Maxwell for this pic of a Ruff:

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