Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Dispersal of birds from main staging concentration

There are many thousands (10,000 as wild guess) at Strangford currently and small numbers of Brent at many sites around the country (including a Black Brant at the Spa, Tralee Bay). We received a report of birds observed flying in a NW direction through Antrim the other day - presumably birds moving away from their arrival point of Strangford to Lough Foyle.
Tonight just after 23:00, inland in Co. Down (ca. 4 miles from the sea at the northern edge of the Mournes), I saw and heard a small flock of ca. 30 Brent heading west inland well illuminated in the moonlight. Now on my garden list...

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