Bird News for Sunday 23rd January

The American Herring Gull was still at Donnybrewer along with a 2nd winter RB Gull.

The RN Duck was still showing at Lough Money.(C.Nash)
2 Smew both female were at the Quoile pondage, one about 200 yards from the bridge, the second from the main hide. 3 Brambling were at the Quoile centre, a male Blackcap was giving good views at the RSPB Belfast Harbour Estate Reserve.

A Goosander was seen off Cusendall.(Brenda Campbell) see photo below

A minimum of 48 Brambling (amazing number) were visiting a garden in Richill.(A.Poots) see
photo below

A Chough was in the fields at Fair Head and 4 GN Diver at Red Bay. A Waxwing was along Ardenlee Ave in Belfast.(K.Bennett)

A second winter Med.Gull was at Ballyholme Bay and a Little Egret, 3 Carrion Crow, and 2 hybrid at Ballymacormick Point Co.Down.(R.Weyl)

The hybrid Common/RB Gull was at Millisle, 9 Slav.Grebe at Greyabbey Bay South and a Sandwich Tern at Ballyhenry Co.Down(G.Gordon)

2GN Diver were off Ballygally Co.Antrim, (photo below)there was also 12-14 Bottlenose Dolphin

1 comment:

  1. I saw 12 Goosander just off the shore at Murlough Bay this Sunday. Two separate flocks of Brent Geese also flew past along the shore toward Ballykinler, with about ten birds in each flock. There also looked to be some sort of Diver [possible Great Northern]over in that direction, but would have needed a scope to confirm.