Bird News Saturday 18th August

5 Garganey were in the south west corner of Lough Beg this morning (Richard Hunter)

A juvenile Black Tern was off Kinnegar shore this morning (Garry Armstrong)

Melmore Head Co Donegal had a Wilson's Petrel at  c2pm. (Eric Randall).  A Great Shearwater,  6 Pomarine Skua and 120 Sooty Shearwaters were seen this morning (Oscar Campbell). Also seen were 2 Common Scoter, 2Arctic Terns, 9 Bonxies, 3Arctic Skua, 10 Whimbrel and a Great Northern Diver. (Eric Randall / Oscar Campbell).

A juvenile Cuckoo was at Banagher Glen. Up to 6 Ruff was with approximately 100 Golden Plover at Myroe. (Lindsay Hodges).

In the evening, Melmore Head had another Great Shearwater plus 15 Sooty Shearwaters and a few Skuas (Eric Randall)

Yesterday 200 Whimbrel and a Little Gull were at Dunfanaghy (Oscar Campbell)

Thanks to Lindsay for the pictures of the Cuckoo and a Kestrel and to Wilf Swain for the picture of the Greenfinch:

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