Sunday, 22 August 2010

22nd August News

The Great White Egret still at the Quoile Pondage, Co. Down (Frank Carroll) along with a Green Sandpiper, a Little Egret and 2 Common Sandpiper. The Laughing Gull was still present at Ballycastle, Co. Antrim with a Mediterranean Gull there yesterday.
At. St. John's Pt., Co. Down were 2 Balearic Shearwater, a Common Scoter, 50-60 Sandwich Tern and 5 Roseate Tern. A Red Kite was at Tyrella and 12 Little Egret were at Dundrum Inner Bay South. A Green Sandpiper, 2 juvenile Ruff, 4 Greenshank, a Kingfisher and a Little Egret were at Ardilea, Co. Down.
At Lough Beg, Co. Londonderry, 3 Little Egret were along the west shore, 16 Dunlin and 9 Ringed Plover were at the SW corner and 7 juvenile Ruff at Mullagh.

Thanks to Mark Killops for this picture of one the Green Sandpipers at Belfast Lough RSPB

Thanks again to Ed O'Hara for these pics taken at Oxford Island. First up - a White Wagtail

 And here's some pics of feeding time for Lesser Black Backed Gulls and a Grey Heron

Now that I think about it - it's long past tea-time but before we go to stuff our faces and fall asleep here's some more pics!
Thanks to Dave and Orcilla Hadrick for these phone pics taken at Murlough NNR today. A Small Tortoiseshell and a Small Heath

We'll be back to normal tomorrow so make sure to keep coming back for the expected trash plus some new features from our new team - Superninjabirder, Chester Cheeseman and the mysterious NLM.

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