Bird News for Wednesday 14th March

At Todds Corner, Ardmore Road on the south side of Lough Neagh today were 2 Brent Geese, 3 Pinkfeet, 1 Bean Goose and 1 Russian White fronted Goose with a large flock of Greylag.
(Looked for but did not locate anymore white fronted geese along Ardmore Road and Reedy flat). (David McCreedy)

The 4 Russian White-fronted Geese were with 279 Greylag in the fields north of Greyabbey. A Little Egret was at the back of the garage south of Kircubbin. A Sandwich Tern was at Portaferry marina and a first-winter Iceland Gull at Granagh Bay just east of there (George Gordon).

In Belfast 6 Buzzard were soaring high over Glencairn Park. Another Buzzard was at Upper Crumlin Road (Ricky McQuillan).

A Peregrine flew over a garden in Fivemiletown being mobbed by Pied Wagtails. (Colin Bell).

The probable 1st winter Grey Bellied Brant was still with Pale Bellied Brent at Killough Harbour. (Tim Murphy).

A first winter Iceland Gull as at Whitehead Promenade. Many thanks to Cameron Moore for these pics of the bird:


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