Bird News Sunday 18th September

17 Little Egret and a Ruff were at the Floodgates in Newtownards. (Wilton Farrelly/Daniel Newton).

Approx. 1,000 Gannets were fishing in Dundrum Bay about 3 miles off St John’s Pt. at 9am this morning. Yesterday Minke Whale was close inshore. (Chris Murphy)

A Lapland Bunting was at Malin Head (Richard Hunter)

Five Ruff and one Roseate Tern was at RSPB Belfast WOW (Neal Warnock).

Yesterday at Inch Lough in Donegal there were 2 Whoopers, 5 Black Swans and 1 Barnacle Goose. 4 of the Greylags present had orange neck collars. (Gareth Platt)

Thanks to Linda Thompson for the pictures of the Little Egret and the female Wigeon and to Gareth Platt for the pictures of the Whooper Swan and the neck collared Greylags.



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