A 1st winter Iceland Gull was at the WOW Belfast reserve.a Ruff was also present (Tim Murphy/Derek Polley) )
Late reports from yesterday of two Glossy Ibis flying in an easterly direction over Carryduff, Belfast.(Birdguides)
A Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming nr the Belmont Rd area of East Belfast. (Gilly Irwin)
Also a Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming nr Lisnarick Co.Ferm. further evidence that GSW are spreading in a westerly direction (Gareth Buchanan)
A Raven was being mobbed by a Hooded Crow over Killyleagh. (Spencer & Joan Marshall)
Small numbers of Swifts and Sedge Warblers along with good numbers of Blackcaps and House Martins were at Oxford Island. (Gilly Irwin).
A pale phase Arctic Skua and 200+ Manx Shearwaters were seen off Ramore Head this evening. (Colin Guy).
A Little Gull was still at the Quoile Pondage today and the Dark-bellied Brent Goose was still with 150 Brent at Dundrum South Inner Bay, best seen from Keel Point car park at high tide. (David Nixon).
A Black Redstart was reported from Magherafelt. (Birdguides).
Thanks to Christine Cassidy for the picture of the male Sparrowhawk and to Attracta McKinley for the picture of the female Sparrowhawk.
This morning a flock of 200+ Whimbrel and 150 Black-tailed Godwit were in fields just east of Emerson's sand pit at Ardmore on the south shore of Lough Neagh. 4 White Wagtail were at the Discovery Centre at Oxford Island. (Garry Armstrong)
As well as the Whinchat Rathlin also had 5 Whimbrel, 7 Wheatear and 4 Brent Geese. (Colin Guy).
At least two Cuckoos were at Murlough. (Dougie Gamble/Jim Crozier).
2 pairs of Mediterranean Gulls were at Belfast Lough RSPB WOW reserve. (Stephen Maxwell).
Last night a singing Grasshopper Warbler was briefly seen at Round Lake, Fivemiletown. (Naomi & Colin Bell).
A Red Kite was over the Scarva Road in Banbridge. (Karen Elliott).
A leucistic Chaffinch was in the grounds of Mount Stewart, the same bird was present last year. There is a short video of the bird here http://www.birdingforpleasure.blogspot.com/ (Margaret Adamson).
A Cuckoo was calling at Fews Forest, Newtownhamilton (Clifford Sharpe).
A late report from Tuesday is of an eagle species adjacent to the River Maine, Lough Neagh. (Sam Andrews).
A Great Spotted Woodpecker was feeding in Creagagh Wood near Cushendun. (Patrick Barton).
An adult Mediterranean Gull was on Swan Island today in Strangford, it was very territorial and seemed to be paired with a Black-headed Gull. (Dermot Hughes).
Thanks to Stephen Maxwell for the pictures of the Mediterranean Gull and the Black-tailed Godwit and to Margaret Adamson for the picture of the leucistic Chaffinch.
Live on BBC Radio Ulster from Midnight
Hear BBC Radio Ulster presenter Annie-Marie McAleese and Dr Kendrew Colhoun from the RSPB on International Dawn Chorus Day (Sunday 1 May) as they link up with RTÉ and across Europe to celebrate this ornithological opera.
Following from the success of last year’s link-up, Anne-Marie will once again be joining RTÉ’s Derek Mooney and, in addition this year, several other broadcasters from across Europe live on air throughout the night – including Radio Russia, NRK Norway, and BBC Radio 4.
Presenter Anne-Marie, along with Dr Colhoun, Senior Conservation Scientist with the RSPB, will be at Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, outside Newcastle, in County Down.
This year’s Dawn Chorus programme runs from Midnight until 7am offering listeners the chance to hear some fascinating conversation about the nature of birdsong, and the wonder of the chorus itself as our avian friends wake up across Europe.
A 1st year Glaucous Gull was at Dunfanaghy Estuary, Co. Donegal (Colin Guy)
A Golden Eagle was seen flying over the RSPB Portmore Lough reserve at 11.45am(RSPB staff)
A pair of Red Kites seen soaring over Castlewellan Rd, area of Banbridge this afternoon. (David McCreedy)
A Great Spotted Woodpecker has been heard and seen over this past week or so at Drum Manor ,near Cookstown. Heard it drumming this morning and Ian McNeill, yesterday morning. (Ronnie Irvine)
2 Twite were still at the boatyard in Whitehead. (Ian Enlander).
The Red Kite was seen again near Moira. (David Stirling).
6 Whimbrel and 350 Brent Geese were at Dundrum South Inner Bay and a Stock Dove was at Ardilea. (David Nixon).
A leucistic Jackdaw was in a carpark opposite the harbour in Ardglass, see picture below. (John Moore)
A Great Spotted Woodpecker was in Rostrevor Forest. (David Cooper)
At Belfast Lough RSPB WOW reserve there was a pair of adult Mediterranean Gulls and a pair of second summer Mediterranean Gulls on the tern raft. Both pairs showed courtship behaviour and the second-summer pair were mating! There was also a Grey Plover present. Also 6 Whimbrel were at Kinnegar. (James O'Neill)
Thanks to Wilf Swain for the picture of Sanderling and to John Moore for the picture of the leucistic Jackdaw..
Three Garganey (two males and a female) were on Lough Beg today, along with good numbers of other duck including 900 Teal and 40 Shoveler. Also, 26 Ruff with the godwit flock on the western shoreline and another five Ruff at Paddy's Dub. 25 White Wagtails were at Mullagh. (David Steele).
A Great Spotted Woodpecker was seen in Lady Dixon Park in Belfast. (Irish Birding).
Thanks to Linda Thompson for this picture of a Black Guillemot.