Bird News Sunday 25th November

A Crane has been reported on the southeast side of Antrim which flew over Nutt's Corner.

The Bonapartes Gull was at Sandy Bay, Larne this evening (Gavin Ferguson)

Groomsport this morning had 1 black-throated diver (on sea), 1 great norrthern diver (on sea), 1 red-throated diver (in flight) and the Ring-billed gull (Keith Bennett)

A single Waxwing was on the Moneyscalp Road, Castlewellan this morning (Adam McClure)

Two Waxwing were in a private garden in Donaghadee (James Robinson)

Two little egrets were on the estuary mudflats, one either side of the bridge on Island Road Lower (B90), at Islandmagee yesterday afternoon (David Rice)

A Wilsons Phalarope was reported from Trawbegga Bay, Inishowen. Also 10 Waxwing at Clonmany.

A Brambling and 10 Twite were with a large finch flock on the Derrycrow Road which leads to Reedy Flats, see picture below. (Ed O'Hara & Colm McQuillan).

9 Waxwings were in Thornleigh Drive off the Antrim Road in Lisburn. (Garry Armstrong)

The 2 Black-throated Diver were at Groomsport but not together (Tom Ennis, Alan Gillespie, Jeff Larkin)

Thanks to Ed O'Hara for the picture of the Brambling and to Mark Killops for the picture of a Curlew at Bartins Bay, Lough Neagh. You can see more pics at

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