Our thanks to everyone who are reporting our freshly arrived summer visitors, they include Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Swallow and Sandwich Tern, with winds coming from the south over the next few days there should be a lot more sightings.
15 Waxwing flew over the Shore Road, Belfast and headed towards the Waterworks this morning (Stuart McKee)
Today on Rathlin Island, a Mealy Redpoll was amongst a significant influx of Lesser Redpolls. There were also 33 Pink-footed Geese, 25 Whooper Swans and the wintering 15 White-fronted Geese are still here. The first Puffins of the year arrived on 26th March. Also today a Glaucous Gull in poor health was taken in to care. (Ric Else / Hazel Watson).
Thanks to Michael Latham for the picture of the Jay, to Mike McLaughlin for the picture of the Buzzard, to Kenny Moore for the picture of the Goldfinch and to Kevin O'Grady for the picture of the Grey Heron:
Thanks to everyone who has contributed pictures today.
To Thomas Campbell for the pictures of the Pink-footed Goose and Shag, to Ed O'Hara for the pictures of the Willow Warblers, to John Lambe for the pictures of the Little Egret and the Greylag Geese, to Mike McLaughlin for the picture of the Grey Heron and to Kevin O'Grady for the picture of the Pied Wagtail:
The RSPB has launched a daily Breakfast Birdwatch, taking place between 8-9am weekdays, starting today, March 24th.
It aims to get people watching birds and nature at a time when they’d normally be working, or on their way to school or work.
Using the tag #BreakfastBirdwatch on social media, it aims to create a friendly, supportive and engaged community who share what they can see in their gardens, on their balconies, rooftops and spaces from their own homes, all the while keeping within government guidelines in relation to Covid-19.
Throughout the coming weeks, Breakfast Birdwatch will focus on different themes and different species, helping to identify what particpants have seen and heard, and answering questions along the way.
• Users asked to include #BreakfastBirdwatch when sharing updates, photos, videos, questions and comments
• The RSPB will have different themes, focussing on different species and helping supporters stay creative with ideas such as drawing and poetry.