Bird News Monday 31st December

A Long Eared Owl has been rescued after becoming entangled in fishing line in a tree at NT Glastry Nature Reserve at Ballyhalbert, the owl has been taken into care to recuperate, see pictures below. If you come across discarded fishing line please gather it up and dispose of it safely to help prevent other incidents of this kind, thanks to Fulton Somerville for the details above and the pictures.

The Black-throated Diver was giving close views again inside Groomsport Harbour and the adult Ring-billed Gull was at the car park (George Gordon).

A pair of Bramblings and two or three male Blackcaps are visiting a garden in Brunswick Road in Bangor. (Derek Polley).

8 Waxwings were seen resting in trees in Belfast City Golf Course grounds in Mallusk, at the rear of the McLaughlin & Harvey offices. (David Smylie).

2 male Long Tailed Duck were among hundreds of Common Scoter at Murlough NNR. (Eric Randall).

The adult Bonaparte's Gull was at the harbour outfall in Larne this afternoon.(Bird Guides).

The male Brambling was seen again in Kinedar Cres, Belfast.(P.West)

Our thanks to Fulton Somerville for these pictures of the rescued Long Eared Owl. Also to Noel Austin for the Little Gull which is still present at the Balancing Lakes to-day. 


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