Bird News Wednesday 18th July

A high tide count at Belfast WOW reserve between 17.15 and 17.45 produced: 320+ Curlew, 2 Whimbrel, 30 Bar-tailed Godwit, 18 in summer plumage the rest were probably a mixture of juveniles and 1st summers. 6 Dunlin, all were adults in summer plumage, 1 Roseate Tern, an adult in breeding plumage. Curlew and Bar-tailed Godwits were still arriving at 17.45. (Tom Ennis).

Approximately 12 Yellowhammers were outside Ardglass this evening, see picture below. (Michael Latham).

Thanks to Dick Glasgow for the picture of the Swift over his garden, to Michael Latham for the picture of the Yellowhammer and to Wilf Swain for the picture of the Sparrowhawk:

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