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There will be a boat trip to Islay and Jura this Thursday (July 18th) to see Golden and Sea Eagles. Contact Jim Wells on-07856235144 for full details. 
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A flock of 20 Common Crossbills flew over Slaght near Ballymena this morning - an unprecedented flock for this area (David Steele)

A Red Kite was circling just above the roundabout in Clough, Co. Down this afternoon. (Paul and Niall Mulvenna)
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Three Bonxie were seen off Rathlin (Brian Murphy)
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A juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen at Bleary, Co Armagh yesterday (Stephen Foster)

This morning a Chough was around the Giants Causeway visitor centre. (Peter Hough)

An adult Mediterranean Gull was at the Bann Estuary along with the 4 Ruddy Shelducks (John Spottiswood)

A seawatch at Kilcummin, Co Mayo produced 3 Arctic Skua, 2 Bonxies and lots of Manx Shearwaters (Brad Robson)

An Osprey was at Lough Beg today, and Green Sandpiper again in the southwest corner. (David Steele)

Thanks to Thomas Campbell for these pic's of a Puffin and Swift in flight:


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The Roseate Tern was still present at WOW reserve,Belfast.(Daniel Newton).

A Short-eared Owl was seen at Alley, Rathlin Island.(Patrick/Michael Barton)
 A Hobby was seen over Tyrella Co Down.(Brian Sutton)
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The Rose-coloured Starling was still in Dundrum this morning. (Frank Carroll).

A Green Sandpiper was in the southwest corner of Lough Beg this afternoon. (David Steele).

The Yellowhammer flock was still five miles north of Portaferry, see picture below. (Michael Latham).

The Ruddy Shelducks of unknown origin were still at the Barmouth, see picture below. (Stevie C Knox).

Thanks to Michael Latham for the pictures of the Yellowhammer and Whitethroat, to Stevie Knox for the picture of the Ruddy Shelduck, to Neal Warnock for the picture of the Hen Harrier and to Jonny Rosborough for the picture of the Manx Shearwater:







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Yesterday morning the Glossy Ibis was still present at Portmore RSPB reserve. (Steven Fyffe).
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The Roseate Tern continues to be seen sitting often on a post to the left of hide 2. Also a Common Sandpiper a Sandwich Tern and a Dunlin were present. Also a Sparrow hawk was causing major agitation amongst the black headed gulls and terns.(Noeni Bryars)

Last night at least four Log-eared Owls were in Gosford. (John Anderson).

Our thanks to Michael Latham for the picture of the Whinchat and to Olivier Bernard for the picture of the Ringed Plover.




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The Rose-coloured Starling is still present in Castleglen Grove, Dundrum this morning, see picture below. (Michael Latham/Brian Carruthers). The bird was still present this afternoon. (Stephen Maxwell & John Spottiswood).

A Roseate Tern was on the posts again outside hide 2 at the Belfast WOW reserve. (Garry Armstrong).

A Whitethroat was at St John's Point and 3 confiding Yellowhammer about five miles north of Portaferry. (Michael Latham).

A ringed Common Gull on Millisle beach was first ringed on 20th June 1992 meaning it is over 27 years old, see picture below. (Gareth Platt).

There were 4 Ruddy Shelducks of unknown origin at the Barmouth, Bann Estuary, during WeBS Count; they were distant viewing on the far side of the bay from the hide. Also present were 1 Roseate Tern and 40 Black-tailed Godwit.(Hill Dick)

Thanks to Michael Latham for the firstbpicture of the Rose-coloured Starling, the Whitethroat and Yellowhammer, to Jonny Rosborough for the pictures of the Whinchat, to Stephen Maxwell for the second Starling picture and to Gareth Platt for the picture of the ringed Common Gull:










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Kez Armstrong is a PhD student at Queens who is studying Kestrels and she would appreciate any sighting information that you can give.

You can provide any information on Kestrels on the following site http://bit.ly/KestrelsNI
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