Bird News Sunday 26th June

The 1st summer Ring-billed Gull was back in Enniskillen at the Round O this evening (Brad Robson)

Crossbills were seen at Crawford's Cars, Tempo, Co Fermanagh and a small group of them at Crocknagrally Forest near Fivemiletown (Colin Bell)

Bird News Saturday 25th June

A juvenile and an adult male Great Spotted Woodpecker were seen at Derryhubbert, Peatlands Park today (David Nixon)

Thanks to David for this pic of the juvenile Great Spotted Woodpecker:

Bird News Friday 24th June

Yesterday an Osprey was at Lough Melvin in Co. Fermanagh. (Irish Birding).

A Great Skua flew past the West Light on Rathlin today. (Robert McDowell)

Thanks to Angus Kennedy for the picture of a Grey Wagtail, to Linda Thompson for the picture of the Whitethroat and to Robert McDowell for the picture of the Fulmar.


Bird News Thursday 23rd June

A White-tailed Eagle was at Upper Lough Erne, Co Fermanagh on Monday (Sarah McCaffrey per Brad Robson)

The Ring-billed Gull was still at The Round O, Enniskillen (Brad Robson)

Bird News Wednesday 22nd June

The Ring-billed Gull was still at the Round O, Enniskillen. (Brad Robson)

Thanks to Nigel Moore for this pic of an adult and three young Mediterranean Gulls at RSPB Belfast WOW Reserve:

Bird News Tuesday 21st June

No news so far today.

Thanks to Stephen Maxwell for this picture of a Mediterranean Gull.

Bird News Sunday 19th June

An adult summer plumages Greenshank was at RSPB WOW Reserve. (Stuart McKee).

Thanks to Dessie Loughrey for the picture of the Puffin.

Bird News Saturday 18th June

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen at Antrim Boat Club (Jeff Larkin)

A Red Kite, probably untagged, was seen at Murlough Bay, Co Antrim (Philip McErlean)

Bird News Thursday 16th May

The 1st summer Ring-billed Gull was still at the Round O jetty in Enniskillen this morning. (Birdguides).

An Osprey was reported at Lough Melvin, Co. Fermanagh, last Saturday and may still be around.

A Corn Bunting has been reported from Bushmills:

Thanks to James O'Neill for the picture of the Ring-billed Gull.


Bird News Wednesday 15th June

The first summer Ring-billed Gull was still at The Round O, Enniskillen (Brad Robson)

A Nightingale has been reported from Glenarm on the 12th and 13th June. See:

Whitehead Peregrine Watch, this Saturday - Please note, unfortunately the Peregrines have deserted the nest site at Whitehead - this appears to be entirely natural - and this event has been cancelled.

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Thanks to Angus Keenedy for this pic of a singing Whitethroat and Brad Robson for the Ring-billed Gull:

Bird News Tuesday 14th June

A first summer Ring-billed Gull was at the Round O, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh - possibly the first county record (Brad Robson) see Brad's pic below

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was in Tollymore forest park.(Toni Castello) 

Bird News Sunday 12th June

An Osprey was seen to fly south-west over the Copeland Islands. A Sooty Shearwater was also seen this evening (CBO)

A Red-throated Diver was at Burial Island, Co Down (Richard Weyl).

A Cuckoo was calling this evening in Glarryford Co Antrim. (Nigel Turner).

A Cuckoo was also heard at Cappanagh Forest this morning. (Linda Thompson).

Yesterday an adult Mediterranean Gull was at Glynn in Larne Lough, see picture below. (Gareth Platt).

A juvenile Iceland Gull was on Tory Island. (Birdguides).

Thanks to Linda for the pictures of the Willow Warbler and the Tree Sparrow and to Gareth Platt for the pictures of the Mediterranean Gull and the Red-breasted Merganser.