Bird News Sunday 11th March

Around Lough Neagh, Reedy Flats had a Tundra Bean Goose, 3 Pinkfeet and 27 Russian Whitefronts. The Portmore area had 300+ Whooper, 1 Bewicks Swan 1500 Golden Plover (Ed O'Hara)

Portmuck, Islandmagee had 14 Red-throated Diver, 4 Gannet and 8 Harbour Porpoise. Black Head had 11 Red-throated Diver (Ian Enlander)

A third winter Iceland Gull was at Newcastle Harbour and of the harbour there were 1 Black-throated Diver and 10 Red-throated Diver (S.Foster)

A Merlin was at Reedy Flat and a Pink-footed Goose at Oxford Island. 3 Pink-footed Geese, 200 Whooper Swan and 20 Greylag were at Lady Bay on the Antrim shore of Lough Neagh (Shirley Dunlop, Gerard McGeehan)

South of Gransha Point 7Black-throated Diver and 2 G N Diver. A further 8 G N Diver at Marlfield. A 1st year Iceland Gull and 7 Sandwich Tern at Portaferry. A Merlin on Burial Island. (R.Weyl)

The Short eared Owl was seen again on Chapel Island, the 4 Russian White fronted Geese were feeding in fields to the left of the viewpoint looking onto Chapel Island and 17 Slavonian Grebe were at Greyabbey Bay South.(G.Armstrong/P.West)

A 1st winter Iceland Gull was at Giants Causeway and an ad Iceland Gull at Portballintrae.(C.Guy)

A North Eastern Jackdaw was at Lisburn Railway Station
(Vernon Carter)
2 Raven and 1,000 Starling were at the old landfill site along Hightown Road above Glengormley but there was no sign of the Snow Buntings (Andy Elliott).

5 Buzzard were seen around the Dundonald area.(S.Maxwell)


Pale-bellied Brent Geese feeding at Ballymacormick Point - David McCormick

Whooper Swans - Ed O'Hara

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