Bird News for Tues 11th January

Thanks to Danny Boyd who kindly sent in some great flight shots of an Oystercatcher(top) a Turnstone (middle) and a friendly ? garden visitor (bottom)
30 Waxwing were on the Shankill Road in Belfast, a male and female Sparrowhawk were also present to-day. 2 Raven were also seen in the area.(C.Cardy)
The Ferruginous Duck was again present on the Balancing Lakes Craigavon.(irishbirding)

Along the north coast the male Goosander was still presen at Ballycastle, and 3 fem/imm. Goosander at Cushendun Bay. The adult RB Gull still at Portrush east strand car park.(C.Guy)

The adult hybrid Common/Ring-billed Gull still at Millisle.(G.Gordon)

On the River Quoile the imm/female Smew was 100m downstream from the main road bridge to Killyleagh, A Little Gull flew over the road down to the yacht club near the hide, a Carrion Crow was at Castleview in Killyleagh and another Carrion Crow,200 Brent,2BT Godwit, and a Greenshank at the strand in Killyleagh.(S&J Marshall)
Killard had 2 Knot, 16 Ringed Plover, 100 Teal, 60 Turnstone, 22 Dunlin and an unusual Little Egret, the bay between Strangford and Killard had 3 Sandwich Tern.(C.Nash)

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