Bird News Tuesday 12th September

At least 9 Ruff, all juveniles, were at Belfast Lough RSPB reserve this afternoon. (Tom Ennis & Tony Dodds).

The Red-necked Grebe was still off the Mullagh at Lough Beg. (David Steele)

5 Arctic Skua, a Great Skua, 14 Red-throated Diver, 6 Arctic Tern, 1200 Manx Shearwater, a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull and 1 adult Pale-bellied Brent Goose flew past St John's Point. 1400 Razorbill and 400 Kittiwake were feeding at sea. 2000+ Meadow Pipits, 30 White Wagtails, 20 Skylark and 2 Redpoll migrated south over St John's Point in the morning. (Tim Murphy)

Thanks to James Rankin for the picture of the Sparrowhawk with it's Woodpigeon prey.

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