Bird News Friday 22nd April

At Belfast RSPB Harbour Reserve were 3 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Tern, a Greenshank and 6 Sedge Warblers were in reeds to the left of the Observation Room (Brian Douglas)
2 White Wagtail were at Kearney Point (Paul Scott)
Black-tailed Godwit - Brian Douglas

Rathlin Island had a wide variety of summer arrivals to-day they included, 47 Willow Warbler, 10 White Wagtail, 3 Common Sandpiper, 4 Whimbrel, 3 Grasshooper Warbler, 7 Sedge Warbler, 41 Wheatear, a Whitethroat, 12 Twite, a Pink footed Goose and a White fronted Goose(N.Warnock)

The Quoile Pondage had 6 Common Tern, 2 Grasshooper Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, lots of Willow Warbler(they seem to be everywhere at the moment) and there was 8 Whimbrel at Salt Island, Strangford Lough.(C.Nash)

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