Bird News Wednesday 28th November

At least one of the Buff-bellied Pipit was still west of Tyrella. 3 Great Northern Diver were off the west end of Tyrella and 2 Red Kite, a Buzzard and a Peregrine Falcon near the entrance to Tyrella (Stuart McKee)

6 Waxwing were in Ballymena along Cullybackey Road at the junction with Woodtown Road (Jeff Larkin)

17 Waxwings were opposite M&S, Cresent Link Retail Park, Link Road, Waterside, Derry (Christine Cassidy)

24 Waxwing were at Ormeau Bridge, Belfast this morning

Yesterday 68 Waxwing were along Dublin Road in Antrim (Nigel Ireland)

A red head Smew and 2 Great Northern Divers were at the west end of lower Lough Erne, Fermanagh this afternoon (Brad Robson)

16 Waxwings were in a garden outside Carndonagh and two separate Great Borthern Divers near Malin Head, Inishowen (David Hill and Raymond Fulton)

2 Woodcock were at Drumcairne Forest near Stewartstown (Tony McCormick)

4 Waxwings were yesterday in a garden on the Ahoghill Road, Randalstown (near Whiteside’s Corner) yesterday. They were eating cotoneaster berries (James Steel)

As well as the Norwegian ringed Black-headed Gull at Christie Park in Coleraine a Polish ringed Black-headed Gull was also present (Lowell Mills)

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Thanks to Tom McCreery for this pic of a Goldeneye and to David Hill for the top Waxwing pic and James Steel for the bottom Waxwing pic. You can see more pics at

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