Bird News Monday 5th March

In Killough a Whimbrel, first noticed yesterday evening, has joined the wintering flock of 63 Curlew. Also 800 Golden Plover, 5 Greenshank, 3 Little Egrets and 9 pairs of Shelduck. Brent Goose numbers are down to 350, but there was no sign of the possible 1st winter Grey-bellied Brent today. (Chris Murphy).
Along the Armagh shore of Lough Neagh a Tundra Bean Goose, 2 Pink-footed Geese and 16 Russian White-fronted Geese were at Reedy Flat (Clifford Sharpe).
The two Iceland Gull were still at McConnells Weir, Ormeau Embankment, Belfast (W Farrelly)
A second-year Iceland Gull was at Antrim Road Waterworks in Belfast (David Knight).
A Buzzard was in flight being mobbed by 2 Hooded Crows at Carnmoney Hill. (Jim McKeown).
A juvenile Iceland Gull was at the Bog Meadows in Belfast. (Bird Guides).

Thanks to Danny Boyd and Alistair Prentice for todays excellent pictures. You can check out more of Alistairs pictures at:

Stonechat - Alistair Prentice

Blackcap - Danny Boyd

Black Guillemot - Danny Boyd

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