Bird News Friday 7th December

Around 20 waxwings were at the Carniny Road, Ballymena, today (Iris Millar)

Waxwings are still hanging around a private garden in Derry, see pictures below. (Christine Cassidy)

A Peregrine was in Groomsport. (Samuel Scott).

 In Lisburn 50 Waxwing were feeding on rowan and cotoneaster at Lagan Valley Hospital. Another 30 Waxwing were at Thornleigh Drive and 3 in a garden at Waverley Drive. Good numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing were also noted (Harold McBride).         

6 Waxwing were at Shetland Drive in Ballymena (Jeff Larkin).         

9 Waxwing and 3 Blackcap were in a garden at Brooklyn Avenue in Bangor. The adult Ring-billed Gull was at Groomsport (George Gordon).

Thanks to todays photographers, Christine Cassidy for the Waxwing pictures, Alan Gallagher for the Kingfisher pictures taken at Castle Espie and Jim Crozier for the picture of the colour ringed Redpoll. If you have any information on this ringed bird we would be pleased to hear from you.

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1 comment:

  1. Once again, as with the earlier Goldfinch, this ringed bird photographed above has not been ringed by a BTO licensed ringer, as can be told by the lack of a metal ring. Someone out there is capturing wild finches and illegally marking them under their own system, or else is being very careless in letting their captive raised finches escape. I'm not one to figure out which!