Monday, 1 October 2012

Bird News over the weekend!

In Co.Antrim: A BUFF BELLIED PIPIT was at Carrickfergus Castle (Stuarty McKee)
 An Osprey was at Sandy Bay Larne Lough (The Larnarian)
On Saturday the highlights of a seawatch at Ramore Head were 2 Leachs Petrel, 2 Sooty Shearwater, Pomarine Skua and Grey Phalarope (Neal Warnock)

In Co.Londonderry: At least 3 maybe 5 (bit i cant count) Buff Breasted Sandpipers were at Myroe (The Chef) on Saturday. A Leach's Petrel was off the seawall yesterday (Neal Warnock)
56 Pinkfooted Geese were at Lough Beg yesterday.

In Co.Down: Two "apparent" adult Grey Bellied Brent if such a thing exist with 2 young were at the Gasworks Strangford Lough. Two seperate adult Dark Bellied Brents were at the Gasworks and Greyabbet Bay North again both Strangford Lough. An adult Black Brant x Pale Bellied hybrid was at Greyabbey Bay South.
There was no Black Brant that i know off i wish those Naughty Nobirders would get it right if they rip off my sightings but that is toooo much to ask!