Bird News Tuesday 27th November

27 Waxwings were in garden at Grove roundabout, Ballymoney Road, Ballymena, this morning (I Millar)

6 Waxwings visited a garden at 10.00am at Prospect Rd,Carrickfergus (Pauline Majury)

4 Waxwings were along the Promenade at Larne (Adam McClure)

50 Waxwing were at Balfour Street near the Ormeau Bridge in Belfast at 10.30 (David Clarke)

12 Waxwing were on the Low Rd, Islandmagee. (There is a church called St Johns CoI - just past church on right hand side of road is a large house where the birds were feeding (Tom Ennis /A Dodds )

38 Waxwings were in Portstewart this afternoon, see picture below. (John Clarke).

An unspecified number of Waxwings were at Waterfoot, Co Antrim. Unusually they were described feeding this evening in the streetlight.

A male Blackcap was in a garden in Bangor (Derek Polley).

The adult Ring-billed Gull and 7 Red-throated Diver were at Groomsport (George Gordon).

The Norwegian ringed Black-headed Gull was seen again at Christie Park in Coleraine (Lowell Mills).

A Goshawk was reported near Ballyboley Forest.

There was no sign of the Buff-bellied Pipits at Tyrella today but 2 Red Kites were opposite the car park. Approximately 1,400 Common Scoter and 7 Red-throated Diver were off Ballykinler. (Dermot Hughes).

A Whimbrel was feeding in the lagoon beside Groomsport this morning. (Sam Scott).

Yesterday one of the Buff-bellied Pipits was still at Tyrella (Birdguides).

Thanks to John Clarke for the Waxwing picture, Charles Harkin for the Song Thrush picture, Stephen Maxwell for the Linnet picture and Noel Austin for the Long-tailed Tit picture, and Alan Gallagher for the Kingfisher pictures. Check out more NI bird pictures at

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