Bird News Monday 7th May

Late news for yesterday, 2 Red Grouse were at Altikeeragh NR and a Whitethroat at Downhill Demesne (Richard Donaghey)

At Ballyquintin Point a Short-eared Owl, a Great-northern Diver, 10 Common Scoter, a Wheatear and 30+ Whimbrel (Richard Weyl)
A Curlew Sandpiper and 150 Whimbrel were along the west shore of Lough Beg. A Pale-bellied Brent and 6 Greenland Wheatear were at Mullagh (David Steele).

In south Down a second-winter Iceland Gull, 2 Black-throated Diver, a Grey Plover, 5 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap and 3 Whitethroat were at St John's Point. A Blackcap and a Willow Warbler were in Kelly's Wood (Tim Murphy).
A Barn Owl was along the Lisburn to Moira Road at 12.30am (Garry Wilkinson).
A White Wagtail and 3 Common Sandpiper were at Sionmills, Co Tyrone (Brian Hegarty)
Yesterday 20 Whimbrel were at Belfast Harbour Lagoon (Stuart McKee).
A Merlin and a Willow Warbler were at St John's Point (Tim Murphy).
Thanks to Robin Cunningham for the shots below of a Northern Wheatear and a Shelduck, Horn Head, Co Donegal.

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