Bird News Wednesday 6th February

The drake American Wigeon was still at tullaghan on the leitrim donegal border today seen by Fionnbarr Cross. (per Brad Robson).

2 Little Egrets were at McDonalds in Dundonald. (Chris Henry).

A flock of 12 Waxwings were feeding on Cotoneaster berries in Poleglass, West Belfast, see pictures below. (Rob McAllister).

Yesterday a first-year Iceland Gull was with 1,000 gulls at Belfast Harbour Lagoon (Andy Elliott).  

Last week a high density of Woodcock was on woodlands south of Six Mill Water and a Raven at Muckamore (Lowell Mills).

Thanks to today's photographers, to Rob McAllister for the Waxwing pictures, to Alistair Prentice for the Fulmar picture, to Ian Jackson for the Siskin pictures, to Tom McCreery for the Goldfinch picture and to Dessie Loughrey for the Chaffinch picture. You can see more NI bird pictures at


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