Bird News Saturday 28th April

A Rough-legged Buzzard is at Mayobridge, Co. Down (Birdguides)

35 White Wagtails were at Corkey Point near Ardmore on the south shore of Lough Neagh, another 7 White Wagtail were nearby at Reedy Flats, see picture below. A Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 6 Swift and the Red Crested Pochard were at Oxford Island. (Ed O'Hara).

A Sedge Warbler was singing at Ballyherly outside Portaferry this morning. (Keith Bennett).

A Cuckoo being chased by Meadow Pipits and 4 Wheatear were at Murlough. (Jason Starbuck).

2 Little Egrets were at Longfield Point. (Robin Cunningham).

A Swift was over Church Crescent, Glengormley. (Philip McHaffie).

A Cuckoo was at Burrenmore, Co. Londonderry. (John Clarke).

2 Whimbrel and a male Wheatear were at Briggs Rocks near Groomsport, Co. Down. (George Henderson).

A walk between Poyntzpass and Lough Shark produced 18 willow Warbler, 3 Swift, 30 Swallow, 40 Sand Martin, 25 House Martin, 2 Blackcap and 2 Buzzard. (Fulton Somerville).

A Grasshopper Warbler was singing at Glastry Nature Reserve, Co. Down, a Cormorant was also present. (David McCormick).

A Dipper was on the river in Omagh town centre this afternoon. (Colin Bell).

The juvenile Kumlien's Gull was still in Ardglass harbour. (Bird Guides).

The second summer Ring-billed Gull was at Groomsport. (Bird Guides).

Thanks to Cameron Moore, Stephen Maxwell, Ed O'Hara, Zach & Tom McCreery, John Clarke, Alistair Prentice and Christine Cassidy for today's excellent set of pictures.

Mediterranean Gull - Cameron Moore

Purple Sandpiper - Cameron Moore

Willow Warbler - Stephen Maxwell

White Wagtail - Ed O'Hara

Female Blackcap - Zach McCreery

Female Blackcap - Tom McCreery

Female Blackcap - John Clarke

Cuckoo - John Clarke

Eider - Alistair Prentice

Dipper - Christine Cassidy

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