Bird News Wednesday 17th September

A White-rumped Sandpiper was at Lady Bay, Lough Neagh (BirdGuides/James O'Neill)

A Crane was reported from Florencecourt House in the last few days. (Irish Birding). It was looked for this morning without success although a Great-spotted Woodpecker was seen (Brad Robson)

There were good numbers of waders at Dargan at lunchtime today, inc 3 Spotted Redshank, a Ruff & 2 Whimbrel (Adam McClure)

The Fosters Tern is again frequenting Soldiers Point, Dundalk.

Tory Islabd today had a Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, 3 Willow Warblers and a Mistle Thrush. Also a Cuckoo was seen by Anton Meenhan (Chris Ingram).
A Curlew Sandpiper was feeding at Kinnegar Lagoon this afternoon. (Gilly Irwin).

 A Green Sandpiper was at Upperlands Dam, Co Londonderry (David Morrow). 

19 Snipe and a Curlew Sandpiper were at Belfast Harbour Lagoon (Joe Lamont).  

A second-winter Little Gull and a first-winter Mediterranean Gull were at the boat compound at Whitehead (Cameron Moore).

 The Bann estuary had 1 Little Stint and 131 Teal ; Ballykelly, 215 Pale-bellied Brent, 8 Greylag Geese,1 Whooper Swan, 2 Little Egret ; Myroe, 400 Golden Plover. (Hill Dick / Peter Robinson).
Thanks to Dick Glasgow for the picture of a Kestrel in the Antrim Hills and to James O'Neill for the pictures of the White-rumped Sandpiper:



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