Bird News for Sunday 24th April

A female or immature Marsh Harrier flew over Castle Espie at 3.05pm (Don Scott).
A summer Spotted Redshank and 5 White Wagtail were in the south west corner of Lough Beg and 10 Wheatear and a Common Sandpiper at Mullagh (DavidSteele).

2 Wheatear were at Reedy Flat (Martin McMullan). Another Grasshopper Warbler was at Moneymore.
14 Crossbill, 1 Cuckoo and 4 Grasshopper Warblers at the Fews Forest Co Armagh today. (Joe Devlin).

2 pairs of Eider were showing signs of nesting in Ballywhiskin bay and several House martins were also present. (Ernest Parker).

Thanks to Ed O'Hara who kindly sent in these images from Oxford Island this morning, from the top Whitethroat, Grasshooper Warbler and White Wagtail.

Oxford Island also had 3 White Wagtail, 7 Whimbrel and 2 Grasshopper Warbler , Peatlands Park Co Armagh had 3 Whitethroat, 4 Grasshopper Warbler and a Cuckoo.(has not been to many reported to date) E.O'Hara/ G.Armstrong.

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