Portmore Lough RSPB reserve today had a male Wheatear, 2 Grasshopper Warblers reeling, 6 Swallows, 4 House Martins, a Kestrel pair, 250 Golden Plover and 60+ black-tailed godwits (Amy/Laura/Ken/Phyllis)
The two Glossy Ibis were still at Oxford Island (Bird Guides)
This morning 3 male Wheatear and 2 Swallow, Myroe Levels Co Derry (Brian Hegarty)
5 House Martin were along Castlewellan Road in Banbridge (Karen Elliott)
Three Sedge Warblers were at Lough Neagh (Irish Birding)
Copeland Bird Observatory today had a Ring Ouzel (the first ringed there in 14 years), 6 Greenland Wheatear, a Carrion Crow, 6 Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff (Chris Acheson)
There were still 100 Whooper Swans at Inch Levels in Donegal, a Common Tern was also present. (Christine Cunningham).
A pair of Chough and a pair of Raven were on the Inishowen Peninsula today. (Christine Cassidy).
A dead Long-eared Owl was at the verge at Killycolp one mile south of Cookstown (David Steele).
A House Martin was at Aghalee (Brad Robson).
Yesterday evening 12 Whooper Swan flew into Ballykeel fishing lake (Garry Wilkinson).
A male Cuckoo was calling this morning near Kileter in Co. Tyrone (Richard Donaghey).
Swallows have been widely reported today including in Portaferry, Newtownards, Millisle, Donaghadee and at Inch in Donegal. (Nicholas Sanders, David McCormick, Christine Cunningham)
The Mediterranean Gull with a white ring E742 photographed by Cameron Moore at Glynn on 8th was ringed at De Kreupel Island in North Holland on 21st June 2012.
A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling at the Newry Canal near Moneypenny's Lock today. (James O'Neill)
A sub-adult Golden Eagle was observed at 4.30pm being mobbed by hooded crows, adjacent to Enagh Road between Slieve Croob and Waringsford, Co Down. Also at least 4 singing skylarks near to path/road leading up Slieve Croob earlier in afternoon. (Andrea Johnston)Thanks to today's photographers, to Dick Glasgow, Chris Henry, Christine Cassidy, Thon Shannon, Christine Cunningham, Karl Martin,Stephen Maxwell and James O'Neill. You can see more NI bird pictures at www.nibirdpics.blogspot.co.uk
A Short-eared Owl and male Shoveler were at Balloo Wetland in Bangor (Aaron Devlin).
The Spoonbill still remains at Castle Espie.(Birdguides)
|Skylark - Noel Austin.|
|Blackcap - Fulton Somerville.|
|Sparrowhawk - Christine Cassidy.|
|Willow Warbler - Zach McCreery.|
The Spoonbill was still at Castle Espie today.
Scarva to Poyntzpass this afternoon - 12 Chiffchaff, 38 Willow Warblers, 23 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 5 Linnet, 6 Tree Sparrow, 2 Tree Creeper, 4 Great Crested Grebe. 3 Little Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 4 Raven. (Fulton Somerville)
Late news from yesterday, a 2nd year Mediterranean Gull and the hybrid Snow Goose were at Glynn in Larne Lough. The Mediterranean Gull had a white ring on it's left leg which appeared to read e742. (Cameron Moore).
An Osprey was just to the north of Dundrum Bay this morning. (Dan Baillie).
Holme Bay near Killyleagh had a Great Northern Diver, 20 Pale-bellied Brent, 3 pair of Eider and a Swallow (Spencer and Joan Marshall).
Thanks to Cameron Moore for the pictures of the Mediterranean Gull and the hybrid Snow Goose and to Christine Cassidy for the picture of the Meadow Pipit chasing lunch.
|Lesser Redpoll - Neil Cartmill|
|An unusual finch! - Jim Crozier|
|Alex Coroliu - drake Red-crested Pochard|
A Reed Warbler was in song at a tiny wetland one and a half miles from Katesbridge on the Banbridge side.(Joe Furphy).
|Song Thrush - Fulton Somerville.|
|Coot - Rob McAlistair.|
|Willow Warbler - Tom McCreery.|
5 Long-tailed Duck and 6 Common Tern were off Greenisland in Belfast Lough. (Roger Woodward).
4 Swallow were at the police station in Lisburn (Dave Brooks).
An adult Little Gull was at Quoile Pondage, Killyleagh Road end, about 5.00pm today. (Ian Jackson).
At Larne Lough 5 Sandwich Tern, 3 Mediterranean Gull (2 adult and first-summer), a Whimbrel, 127 Pale-bellied Brent, a Pintail, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and 2 Swallow were at Glynn (Cameron Moore).
Lough Beg NNR and Long Point wood produced 2 Willow Warbler, 16 Swallow, 2 Blackcap, ca.450 Black Tailed Godwit. Paddy's Dubh produced 4 Pintail. Toome Canal had 8 Sandmartin, and Creagh Road had roughly 60 Sand Martin 30 Swallow and 1 House Martin (Ciarán Burns)
A Manx Shearwater and Gannet were off Groomsport and 78 Sandwich Tern on Cockle Island (George Gordon).
Our thanks to Tony Donaldson for kindly sending in this pic of a Swallow, they where widely reported to-day. Also to Cameron Moore for the Glossy Ibis.
A single swallow has returned to Tynan, Co Armagh. (Matthew Scott).
2 Brambling (male and female) were in a garden along Brunswick Road in Bangor and a Raven in flight overhead (Derek Polley).
Thanks to today's photographers, Karl Martin, Tony Donaldson and Stephen Maxwell. You can see more NI bird photographs at www.nibirdpics.blogspot.co.uk