Bird News Wednesday 4th May

A Dotterel - probably a male - was 700m north of Loughgarve on the Garron Plateau. It was on short grazed ground and Loughgarve is 1km east of Dungonnell Dam (Matthew Tickner, Seamus Burns).

60 Whimbrel and 2 Wigeon were at Lough Beg (Dave Allen, Clive Mellon).

On Slieve Beagh mountain there was a Crossbill, a Kestrel and several singing Grasshopper Warblers and Whitethroats, this is one of the areas that has been hit by the recent gorse fires. (Colin Bell).

A female Hen Harrier was seen in Co. Fermanagh. (Stephen Scarlett).

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