Bird News Saturday 19th November

Two Pectoral Sandpiper were at Ardmore Point, Co. Armagh (Birdguides)
At Herring Bay, Co Down  - 3 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great-northern Diver, 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Slavonian Grebe. 12 Sandwich Tern were south of Granagh Bay and another 2 at Portaferry. A Woodcock was at Templecowey. (Richard Weyl)
The Green-winged Teal was at RSPB Belfast Harbour Reserve, along with a Whooper Swan (Ed O'Hara)
7 Red-throated Diver were of Macedon Point (W Farrelly \ Paul Scott)
Circa 20 Twite were at Briggs Rocks along with a flock of Linnets (Paul Miskelly)
A flock of 10-12 Twite were in the trees to the right of Percy French Restaraunt in Newcastle with another at the Swimming Pool (Alistair Prentice).
Twite - Alistair Prentice
A first winter Iceland Gull, 400 Lapwing, 50 Curlew and 300 Common/Black-headed Gull were at St John's Point (Tim Murphy).
Yesterday at Lough Foyle a Little Gull and 5 Little Egret were at Myroe and a Slavonian Grebe at Faughanvale (Matthew Tickner).

Two Bean Geese (presumed Taiga) were with Greylags and Greenland White-fronts at Inch Levels, Co Donegal (Brad Robson)

Cranes continue to be seen in good numbers in the south of Ireland \ GB so keep an eye out!

Many thanks to Ed O'Hara for the picture below of the Green-winged Teal:
Green-winged Teal - Ed O'Hara

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