Bird News Sunday 3rd March

A Bittern was seen in flight near the road at Balloo Wetlands in Bangor. (Andy Elliott).

A Green Sandpiper and a Spotted Redshank were at Creightons Reservoir, in the Holywood Hills, Co Down. (Wilton Farrelly)

Two Brambling were in a private garden in the Limavady Road, Waterside, Derry this morning. (Christine Cassidy).

The drake Green-winged Teal was still at Barr Hall Bay on the Outer Ards. (Keith Bennett)

A Woodcock was flushed near Richhill and 2 Ravens were close by. (Andrew Poots)

Yesterday 9 Ruddy Duck were at Oxford Island. (Maurice Hannafin).

A 2nd winter Iceland Gull was in Ardglass harbour this morning. Three Little Egrets and a Greenshank were off the hide at the Quoile Pondage. (Ian Graham).

15 Snow Bunting were at the old landfill site at Hightown Road above Glengormley. (Larry Toal).  

Yesterday 6 Red-throated Diver were at Portmuck on Island Magee. (Gerard McGeehan).

2 Peregrines were seen at Lough Foyle. (Martina Boyle). 

Thanks to today's photographers, to Christine Cassidy for the Brambling pictures, to Alistair Prentice for the Dunlin picture and to Stephen Maxwell for the Brent Goose and Jay pictures. You can see more NI bird pictures at



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