Bird News Friday 13th July

The single Roseate Tern, Ruff, 3 summer plumaged Bar-tailed Godwits and a Common Sandpiper were at Belfast Lough WOW reserve. (Garry Armstrong, Ed O'Hara).

Quite a few Yellowhammers were singing, as well as 2 Tree Sparrows on the Buskhill road just off the A1 near Newry (Karen Elliott)

Yesterday a male Great-spotted Woodpecker was in a garden in Bessbrook (Alan Synnot).

Reedy Flat on the south shore of Lough Neagh had a Greenshank, a Peregrine and a female Shoveler with a brood of 5 young. (James O'Neill).

The Ruff and Common Sandpiper at Belfast WOW reserve:

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