Bird News Friday 2nd March

The 2 Iceland Gull, a juvenile and a 2nd winter, and a Kingfisher were at McConnell's Weir on the River Lagan in Belfast. (Bird Guides).

Yesterday a Little Egret was seen taking off from a narrow canal in Newtownards and flying towards Strangford Lough. (John Fitzsimmons).

The Richard's Pipit was seen again at Killard Point. (Guy Hamilton).

4 Goosander, 3 of them male, were at Movanagher fish farm along the River Bann a mile north of Kilrea. 15 Twite were at Castlerock. (Iris Millar).

A flock of 400 Whooper Swan was at Crindle near Myroe. Another 100 Whooper Swan, 300 Greylag and a Canada Goose were nearby at Swan Bridge. Myroe Levels had a Little Egret, Greenshank, 60 Greylag and 150 Pale-bellied Brent (C Stewart).

4 Purple Sandpiper were on the rocks west of Pickie in Bangor. (Derek Polley).

An adult summer plummaged Mediterranean Gull was at Castle Espie WWT reserve. (Robin Vage).

2 Iceland Gull, a juvenile and a 3rd winter, were at Newcastle/ (Bird Guides)
Thanks to Christine Cassidy for these shots of Whoopers taken at Inch in Co. Donegal today.

Whooper Swans - Christine Cassidy

Whooper Swans - Christine Cassidy

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