Bird News Friday 19th August

A Roseate Tern was at RSPB Belfast WOW on the planks at the east end (Gerard McGeehan)

A first-winter Med Gull with a yellow colour-ring was at East Strand, Portrush this morning. (Adam McClure).

An adult Osprey was fishing in Strand Lough, Killough at 4.30pm today. Also present: 15 Little Egrets, 2 Stock Doves, 3 Reed Warblers and a Kingfisher. Good numbers of waders in Killough Harbour, usual range of species including Golden Plover, Greenshank and Whimbrel. Sea watching at St John’s Point between 8am and 9am and 1pm and 3pm: continuous movement of Manx Shearwaters out of Dundrum, Bay peaking early afternoon at 5,000 per hour. Also 1 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skuas and 1 Roseate Tern (Chris Murphy and Doris Noe).

Thanks to Derek Polley for the picture of Black-tailed Godwits from Belfast WOW reserve.


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