Bird News Wednesday 7th March

The blue phase Snow Goose is still at Lough Macnean, County Fermanagh (Brad Robson)
The Tundra Bean Goose was at Reedy Flats, Lough Neagh along with 30 European White-fronted Geese and 2 Pinkfeet (Joe Devlin)

The Ring-billed Gull was still at Groomsport harbour today (Birdguides)
Two Iceland Gull, the 2nd-winter and juvenile, were still at McConnell's Weir on the River Lagan (Birdguides)
The Bonaparte's Gull was at Chaine Memorial Tower in Larne. A Purple Sandpiper and a first-winter Mediterranean Gull were at Sandy Bay and 5 Purple Sandpiper at the pier in Whitehead (Cameron Moore).
The 4 Russian White-fronted Geese were with the Greylag in the fields north of Greyabbey. A first-winter Iceland Gull and 7 Sandwich Tern were at Portaferry. 5 Gannet were at Ballyquintin Point and another Gannet at Burial Island (George Gordon).
An adult Mediterranean Gull coming into summer plumage flew past Briggs Rocks near Groomsport (Colin Guy).
1400+ pale-bellied Brent Geese were at Myroe flats today. (Gareth Bareham and Lynne Peoples)
Thanks to David McCool for this photograph of an aberrant Chaffinch in the Limavady area and to Joe Devlin for the shot of the Tundra Bean and the Whitefronts.

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