Bird News Wednesday 20th March

Yesterday at Oxford Island, the drake Lesser Scaup was in Kinnegoe Bay. There was also a drake Scaup and drake Red-crested Pochard. (Birdguides).

About 35 waxwings were at the Grove roundabout, Ballymoney Road, Ballymena this morning. (Iris Millar).

A small flock of Waxwings (about 15) settled briefly on a tree near Stranmillis Primary School in Belfast at 10:20am and then flew off in a south easterly direction. (Philip McErlean).

Three Kingfisher were along the Newry Canal at Carnbane this morning. (Frank Carroll).

The Red-crested Pochard, a female Scaup and 3 Ruddy Duck were in Kinnegoe Bay at Oxford Island today but there was no sign of the drake Lesser Scaup. (Fulton Somerville).

2 Kingfisher, 3 Little Grebe, 12 Teal and 12 Tufted Duck were at Victoria Park in Belfast (Dot Blakely).    

Yesterday 20 Waxwing were in a garden at Wyncairn in Larne (Betty Foster).

Thanks to today's photographers, to Joe Donaldson for this picture of the Lesser Scaup taken last Wednesday, to Alistair Prentice for the picture of the Black Guillemot, to Christine Cassidy for the picture of the male Stonechat, to Chris Henry for the male Bullfinch picture and to Tom McCreery for the Brambling picture. You can see more NI bird pictures at 


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