Bird News Thursday 13th December

There are now 124 Waxwing at the junction of Moira Drive and Moira Park in Bangor (Margaret Adamson). Also in Bangor 6 Waxwing were at Bloomfield Road South (Dot Blakely).

A Black Swan was at Antrim Road Waterworks in Belfast (Dot Blakely).
6 Waxwing were in a private garden in Atlantic Road Coleraine.(Hill Dick)

10 Waxwings in Perry Park area of Bangor this morning (Stuart McQueen)

6 Waxwing were in a private garden south of Kircubbin (Birdguides)

The Little Gull was on the south Balancing Lake giving good views, as you can see from the excellent photos below.(T .McCreery/N.Austin)

An American Golden Plover was at Burnfoot, near Inch, Donegal. It was a
juvenile in the 1st field on right after EandI Engineering Ltd.

2 Bewick Swan and 3 Brambling were at Lough Shark.(J.Devlin)

20 Grey Plover were in fields surrounding the church at Ballintoy.There was also a lot of cetacean activity along the Balintoy coastline, Bottlenose and possibly whale sp.(J Mckillop)

A Merlin was at Lower Lough Erne islands RSPB reserve today and yesterday there were 2 Greenshank and a Great Northern Diver.(B.Robson)

Thanks to Tom McCreery for the first picture of the Little Gull and also to Noel Austin for the second, our thanks also to  Alistair Prentice for his picture of the Redwing and to Rob McAllister and  Christine Cassidy for the Waxwing Pics.


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