Bird News for Sunday 26th Dec.

Andrew Poots had at least 40 Brambling in his Garden at Richhill, Co. Armagh. An impressive garden record

A male Brambling was visiting a garden in Thornhill Drive, Magherafelt along with around 50 Chaffinch, over the last few weeks it has been amazing how many Bramblings have been reported from gardens, all down of course due to the severe weather that has gripped the country.
At Strangford Lough a BT Diver was at Horse Island and 2 Slav. Grebes and 2 Scaup at Greyabbey Bay.(R.Weyl)
4 Brambling were visiting a garden in Dunmurry.(C.Acheson)
2 fem/imm Goosander were along the River Maine at Slaght Bridge.(D.Steele)

Our thanks to Joe Devlin who kindly sent in this photograph of a Woodcock which he took on farmland at Poyntzpass Co.Down to-day.

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