Bird News for Thurs. 2nd Dec.

4 Brambling were at Ballyeaston village nr Ballyclare and two more were reported from Co.Ferm. on at Monea and the other at Race course Lough (B.Robson)

On the subject of Bramblings because of this cold snap of weather more and more birds will be coming to gardens for their source of food, especially finch flocks worth checking those Chaffinch flocks that come to your bird tables more carefully, you could have a winter visiting Brambling amongst them. Bramblings will utilise any seed supply when the ground is covered in snow. They would certainly make a welcome addition to any garden list.

The Pink footed Goose was still present at the RSPB Belfast Harbour Estate.

20 Twite were east of Ramore Head.(M.Tickner)

2 Chiffchaff were at Killywoolaghan on the Tyrone shore of Lough Neagh.(B.McKeown)

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