Bird News Friday 8th February

20 Waxwings were in trees at Comber School, Co. Down, this morning. (James Robinson).

20 Waxwings were feeding in a private garden near the Corner House pub in Derrymacash, Lurgan at 10.00am this morning, see picture below. (Comghal McQuillan).

A male Red Crested Pochard, presumably the returning bird from last winter, was at Oxford Island, Co. Armsgh. (David Knight).

Yesterday 2 Great Northern Diver and 2 Greenshank were at Lower Lough Erne Islands RSPB reserve. Today a female Brambling was in a garden in Monea and an adult Yellow Legged Gull was at Enniskillen tip in Co. Fermanagh. (Brad Robson).

On the north coast a Black-throated Diver and a Great-northern Diver were at Magilligan Point, a Great-northern Diver was in Portrush Harbour, the 'resident' adult Ring-billed Gull was showing well in East Strand Car Park, Portrush. (Peter Robinson and Hill Dick).

Thanks to today's photographers, to Comghal McQuillan for the Waxwing picture, to David Cassells for the Sparrowhawk picture and to Alistair Prentice for the Cormorant picture. You can see more NI bird pictures at



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