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Bird News Saturday 30th July


Jul 31, 2022
Five Little Gulls and a Common Sandpiper were at Lady Bay, Lough Neagh this morning. (Michael Latham).

An Arctic or Pomarine Skua was seen flying into Belfast Lough from the Stena ferry this morning. (Daniel Barry).
A Whimbrel and a Stock Dove were along the coastal path to the left of Ballymacormick Point. (Dave Weir).
On the 28th 143 Mistle Thrushes and a single Crossbill were at Boho Forest in Co. Fermanagh. (Brad Robson).
An adult Mediterranean Gull, 12 Whimbrel and 2 Knot were at the Bann Estuary. (John Spottiswood).
3 Whimbrel were in the high tide roost at Dundrum Inner Bay south. (David Nixon).
At least one American Wigeon (the 2nd calendar-year male) was at Lough Beg today, with other duck at the main lake. The Osprey and two Garganey were at the ponds at Mullagh and the Great White Egret was in the southwest corner. Yesterday a juvenile Ruff was also in the southwest corner. (David Steele).
Belfast Lough RSPB WOW reserve this morning had 15 Bar-tailed Godwits, mostly in summer plumage, a Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank and 2 Common Sandpipers. (Tom Ennis)
Thanks to Michael Latham for the picture of the Little Gulls: