1 Year Old........

Its hard to believe, but this Blog is 1 year old on the 27th February! That first message was the bird news for that day.
The blog was originally set up by the NIBA to publish Northern Ireland bird news along with information that would be of interest to local birders - be it events, photographs, conservation news items or ID features.
The interest in this blog has grown and for example, during this month we had a peak of over 1000 hits in 48 hours. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported it, be it with sightings, photographs or other contributions.
As usual, if you would like to contribute to it, please get in touch at nibirds@live.co.uk

In case you were wondering, here is what was about on the 27th February 2010!

Canada Goose
- 1, Flatfields, River Lagan, near Moira, Co. Down. Presumed parvipes
Pink footed Goose - 1, Lady Bay, Antrim (Lough Neagh)
Little Egret - 3, Ballycarry, Co.Antrim
Lapwing - 500, Dundrum, Co. Down
Sanderling - 55, Tyrella, Co. Down
Whimbrel - 1, Seapark \ Grey Point, Co. Down
Ring Billed Gull - Carrrickfergus, Co. Antrim - Probably a third winter?
Hybrid Ring Billed Gull x Common Gull - 1, Millisle Car Park,Co. Down
Iceland Gull - 1, Kilkeel,Co. Down
Brambling - 3, Whitehead, Co. Antrim
Brambling - 1, Carnlea, Co. Antrim

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