Birds News Tuesday 8th September

Yesterday Killough Harbour had 1 Kingfisher and 1 Whimbrel, Lough Beg had the Great White Egret (Church Island), 3 Garganey (eclipse drake, female and female/imm), 70 Curlew, 90 Black-tailed Godwits, 24 Ruff, 2 broods of Whooper Swan (1,3), 1 White Wagtail, c. 30 Reed Buntings, c. 1,000 Mallard, c. 1,000 Coot, Myroe had 468 Golden Plover, 84 Ringed Plover, 180 Dunlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzards, an adult Ring-billed Gull, Little Egret and an Irish Hare, Lough Foyle/Magilligan Point had 200 Red-breasted Mergansers, 100 Eider, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Kestrel, 3 Buzzards, 1 Porpoise (Chris Murphy),

Today Dundrum Inner Bay South had 5 Ruff; Dundrum Inner Bay North had 10 Greenshank (Chris and Tim Murphy).

Thanks to Neil Cartmill for the picture of the Kestrel and to Cameron Moore for the pictures of the Knot and the Grey Heron.

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