Bird News Monday 12th December

The 1st winter Glaucous and Iceland Gulls were still at Ardglass Harbour (Craig Nash \ David Nixon)
The Long-tailed Duck still at Oxford Island today, as well as very many Pochard and some Scaup and Ruddy Duck (James O'Neill
A Woodcock was along the edge of Montalto Estate, Spa Road, Ballinahinch (David Nixon)
Around Belfast Lough as adult Mediterranean Gull was at Whitehouse Lagoon (Stuart McKee) and 8/10 Common Scoter at Crawfordsburn (Derek Polley).
Yesterday 15 Twite were at Whitehead. One was colour ringed with green above and white below on the left leg and red above and white below on the right leg (Larry Toal).

Many thanks to Stephen Maxwell for the shots below of male and female Goldeneye:
Female Goldeneye - Stephen Maxwell

Male Goldeneye - Stephen Maxwell

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