Bird News Friday 11th May

3 Garden Warblers were in song on the Lower Lough Erne Islands RSPB reserve, this morning, see pictures below. (Brad Robson).

An Osprey was at Rea's Wood, Antrim this afternoon, it flew north towards Antrim. (Clive Mellon).

On the Antrim side of Belfast Lough a Whitethroat, Blackcap and 20 Gannet were at Whitehead. 13 very late Pale-bellied Brent were still at Downshire. (Gerard McGeehan).

A walk from Scarva to Lough Shark produced 5 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 5 Sedge Warbler, 29 Willow Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting, 5 Swift and 70 Hirundines. (Fulton Somerville)

Thanks to Brad Robson for the Garden Warbler pictures and Craig Nash for the picture of a Whitethroat. You can see many more pictures from local photographers on our new picture Blog at

Garden Warbler - Brad Robson 

Garden Warbler - Brad Robson

Whitethroat - Craig Nash

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