A juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker was visiting a feeder in a garden outside Drumaness this morning. (Monica Bailie).
Three Long-eared Owl fledglings were calling and flying at 9.30pm at Clay Road, Killyleagh yesterday. (Jasper Parsons).
A Peregrine was hunting over Longfield Point this afternoon just before high tide and took a Ringed Plover. (David Hill).
2 Whimbrel and a Great Skua were at Ramore Head (Matthew Tickner).
The PSNI are appealing for information following the discovery of two dead Peregrine Falcons.
The birds were found on Sunday 17th May close to Thornyforde Bridge in the Waringstown area, Co. Armagh. A post mortem revealed they had been shot.
Anyone with information please contact the police in Lurgan on 101, quoting ref: 817-170515.
Peregrine photo by Stephen Maxwell.
Ballycarry Bridge at Larne Lough had 3 Little Egret, 20 Dunlin and 2 Greenshank (Cameron Moore)
A Spotted Flycatcher was at Tobermore (Stephen Evans).
|Glaucous Gull - David Nixon.|
|Sparrowhawk - Jeff Silvers.|
A Long-eared Owl was over Riverdale Primary School, Legacurry at 4.36 this morning. (Garry Wilkinson).
A Garden Warbler was at Ely Lodge in Fermanagh, alarm calling at a dog (Brad Robson).
Thanks to Stephen Maxwell for the Yellowhammer pictures and to Jeff Silvers for the pictures of the Fulmars and part of the seabird colony on Rathlin.
A male Hen Harrier was near Cushendun. A Great Skua and a pod of 9 Long-finned Pilot Whales, including two young, were off Ballycastle near Marconi 's cottage. (Garry Wilkinson).
180 Sandwich Tern were at Whitehead. Two of the colour rings were read (white EHL and a green ring). Also present were a Common Sandpiper, 3 Common Tern and a juvenile Peregrine hunting Starlings along the seafront. 100 Manx Shearwater were offshore (Cameron Moore).
This evening the Great White Egret was just south of Church Island, Lough Beg. (Jeff Larkin & Denver Shiels)
Thanks to Lilian Cummings for these pictures of Puffin, Kittiwake and Razorbill from Rathlin.
Birdwatchers in Northern Ireland are being encouraged to assist with the upcoming Mediterranean Gull Survey on 27th July.
More information, including the simple methodology, can be found at:
Anyone interested in taking part, please it in touch with Niall Keogh at firstname.lastname@example.org
2 adult Mediterranean Gull, 60 Sandwich Tern and a Common Sandpiper were at Whitehead (Gerard McGeehan).
Yesterday, as well as the Great White Egret, a White Wagtail and a juvenile Greenshank were in the south-west corner of Lough Beg. (David Steele).
St John's Point had 2 Great Skua, 3 Arctic Skua (1 light and 2 dark phase), several hundred Manx Shearwater and a few Gannet and Kittiwake (Warren Fowles).
Thirty people took part in the previous 4 trips and had marvellous views of 36,000 pairs of nesting Gannets, 10,000 pairs of Guillemots and Razorbills (and Puffins), as well as Twite, Manx Shearwaters, Minke Whales, Porpoises, and seals. Sailing along the bottom of the cliffs which have so many nesting seabirds is an amazing experience and all those who have been on this trip have really enjoyed it. If you are interested please contact Jim Wells on 07856 235144.
A Long-eared Owl was seen on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30am in trees above the Red Arch, between Cushendall and Waterfoot (Chris Howler).
A Spotted Flycatcher was in the garden on the tow path opposite the Scarva Tea Rooms and 2 Kingfishers were at Moneypenny Lock today. (Karen Elliott).
Thanks to Karl Martin for the pictures of the Sedge Warbler and the Swallow.
Yesterday 2 adult and 7 juvenile Twite were near Carrick-A-Rede on the north coast. (Hill Dick/Peter Robinson).
The Roseate Tern was still at Belfast WOW RSPB reserve. (Thom Shannon).
Thanks to Mervyn Guthrie who is lucky enough to have these Tree Sparrows nesting in his garden.