Bird News Sunday 9th December

The Ring-billed Gull was still at Groomsport as well as 5 Waxwing (David McCormick)

5 Waxwing are along the Knock dual carriageway at the top of the Castlereagh Road, Belfast (Alan Gallagher)

140 Waxwings were still around Lagan Valley Hospital, Lisburn (Mark Elliott)

19 Waxwing were feeding at Edgewater Estate, Donaghadee (James Robinson)

Yesterday circa 10 Waxwing were at the entrance to The Commons, Donaghadee (James Robinson)

13 Waxwing were still at Sainsburys in Carrickfergus (Pauline Majury)

10 Waxwing were at Westbury in Cookstown (Tony McCormick)

45 Waxwing were near Broadway along Donaghadee Road in Bangor (George Gordon)

3 Waxwings were at Craigavon North Lake (Ed O'Hara)

9 Waxwing were in Ballymena along Grove Road near Duncairn Estate. A Woodcock was in fields near Woodcroft (Richard Gray)

A high count of 300 Lapwing were in fields opposite Killough brickworks (Declan Clarke)

Three Cackling Geese are still with the Barnacle Goose flock at Lisadell, Co Sligo.

Thanks to David McCormick for this pic of the Groomsport Ring-billed Gull and to Mark Elliott for one of the Lagan Valley Hospital Waxwing. You can see more pics at

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