Bird News Sunday 6th February

The white phase Snow Goose was in fields beside Lady Bay, close to Portmore Lough.
3 Brambling were visiting a garden at Knock, east Belfast (W Farrelly)
A Dark-bellied Brent Goose was at Church Bay, Co. Antrim and an adult Mediterranean Gull, Mouth of the Inver River, Co. Antrim (Neal Warnock)

3 Bewick's Swan, 50 Tree Sparrow and a Merlin were at Myroe Levels and 7 Slavonian Grebe, 3 GN Diver, 12 RT Diver and 40 Common Scoter offshore (Stuart McKee).
At Larne Lough a first winter Mediterranean Gull with a red ring was at Ballycarry Bridge (Cameron Moore). The fem/imm Smew was at Mullagh and the "Lesser Scaup" type male Tufted x Pochard hybrid still at Lough Beg (David Steele).

A male Brambling was in a garden in Ballymena (Richard Gray).
A Brambling was at Strickland's Glen in Bangor (Richard Weyl).
At Strangford Lough 200 Whooper Swan were at Islandhill (Jim Whitla)

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