Bird News Tuesday 16th August

Over the weekend Copeland Bird Observatory had 3000 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 7 Arctic Skuas, 7 Great Skuas, 2 Puffins, 13 Storm Petrels, a Buzzard, a Peregrine and a Sparrowhawk. The only passerine migrants were a few Willow Warblers, a Whitethroat, the first Robins coming in to set up autumn/winter territories and the first Goldcrest of the autumn. (Chris Acheson).

A Long-eared Owl was at Castle Espie this morning, see picture below. (Toni Castello).

RSPB WOW had 5 Ruff. 3 Common Sandpiper were at Kinnegar lagoon (Daniel Newton)

A Royal Tern was at Roonagh Lough, Co Mayo.

Thanks to Toni Castello for the picture of the Long-eared Owl and to Bee Kupicha for the picture of the Cuckoo in their garden.


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