Bird News Sunday 27th January

10 Waxwings were in a field at Mount Stewart on the Outer Ards. (David McCormick).

A Ring-necked Duck was at Great Dam west of Strangford Lough (Derek Polley)  

A Slavonian Grebe was close to the harbour at Groomsport (Simon Morton).  

 The adult Ring-billed Gull was at the harbour and 75 Grey Plover were close to the causeway at Islandhill in Strangford Lough (Shirley Dunlop, Gerard McGeehan).  

2 Little Egret and 38 Grey Heron were in a flooded field along the Lower Bann at Toome (Ciaran and Seamus Burns).     

The Bann Estuary hide had 50 Sanderling, 60 Teal, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 17 Lapwing, 10 Redshank and 3 Dunlin. A Fulmar and 2 Stonechat were at Ballintoy Harbour (Mark Smyth, Gary Brown).    

The adult Little Gull was showing well at Craigavon South Lake (Tom Ennis).

A Little Egret was on the main lake at Castle Espie. (Jim McKeown).

5 Red Kites were on the Castlewellan Road at Banbridge, 12 Sanderling were at Tyrella, 2 Little Egret and 2 Great Northern Diver were at Kilclief. (Ed O'Hara).

A male Brambling was visiting a garden in Shilnavogey, Co. Antrim. (Tom Swann).

40+ Yellowhammer were in wild bird cover fields at Ballynanny Road, Dromorebrague, near Loughbrickland. (Joe Devlin).

A flock of 20 Siskin were at Belfast Lough RSPB Reserve. (Chris Henry).

Thanks to todays photographers, to Zach McCreery for the Kittiwake, Ed O'Hara for the Little Egret, Stephen Maxwell for the Ring-billed Gull, Chris Colhoun for the Siskin and Christine Cassidy for the Yellowhammers. You can see more NI bird pictures at


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