Bird News Sunday 7th September

The Pectoral Sandpiper was still at RSPB, Belfast (Chris Murphy) 4 Ruff were also present.

The Lesser Yellowlegs was still at Blanket Nook, Donegal, seen from the pump station. Also 3 Curlew Sandpiper. Also 1 Tundra Bean Goose at Blanket Nook (Keith Bennett)

A Little Gull was at Kinnegar Shore/Pools, also a female Scaup flew past and a Tree Pipit flew over (Birdguides)

Myroe had around 3-4 hundred Golden Plover and a Ruff;  Ballykelly had 11 Greylags and the Bann had 2 Curlew Sandpiper. (Ian Graham)

2 White Wagtail were north of Kearney. (Richard Weyl)

Sandy Bay, Larbe Lough had a White Wagtail and a Sanderling. Glynn lagoon north had 12 Greenshank, a Little Egret and a White Wagtail. 40 Acre Pond near Ballycarry had 7 Little Egret (Ian Enlander)

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The picture below is of a moulting male Peregrine:

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