Bird News Sunday 8th April

The American Wigeon is still at Portmore Lough RSPB reserve this morning along with a Pink-footed Goose (Garry Armstrong / Neal Warnock)

A Green winged Teal was seen at the Quoile pondage off the Castle Island hide. There was also an ad. Little Gull and a 1st winter Iceland Gull (Keith Bennett)

A Green-winged Teal was with the Teal at Lough Beg (perhaps a new bird). A male hybrid Pochard x Tufted Duck and an immature Peregrine were also seen (David Steele).

A first-year Glaucous Gull was at Groomsport Harbour (Colin Guy).

At Strangford Lough a Black Redstart was along the road on the way down to Holm Bay. A Mediterranean Gull was at Holm Bay and 2/3 Swallow at Killyleagh (Spencer and Joan Marshall).

2 first-year Mediterranean Gull were at Belfast Harbour Lagoon (Stuart McKee).
A Jack Snipe was seen at Sheep Point nr. Groomsport.(R.Weyl)

A juv Iceland Gull was at Killough harbour.
A Common Sandpiper and a White Wagtail were at Whitehead.(I.Enlander)

Our summer visitor's are arriving in good numbers now Oxford Island had at least 10 Blackcap and 6 Willow Warbler(E.O'Hara) 3 House Martin were reported from Doagh village(C.Harper) and a single bird from Begny Lake, Dromara.(A.McClure) 2 Blackcap and a Buzzard were seen at Carnmoney Hill.(J.McKeown)

Tree Sparrow-Mark Elliott.

Willow Warbler-E O'Hara
Black-headed Gull - Alistair Prentice

Black-headed Gull - Stephen Maxwell

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