Bird News Thursday 21st March

Three Waxwing flew over Stranmillis Boat House, Belfast, this morning (Paul Smith)

6 Waxwings were in the grounds of Stranmillis University College and a very approachable Redwing at Annadale embankment (Nigel Merrell)

There has been a small flock of 8 Waxwings in Waringstown for the past few days. They are feeding in gardens at the Lurgan end of the village (David McCreedy)

A Manx shearwater past Kearney, Outer Ards, this evening (Keith Bennett)

50 Waxwing have been reported in Derry City.

In south-easterly gales this evening, Briggs Rocks had 1 adult Mediterranean Gull, 1 drake Common Scoter and 2 Manx Shearwaters which flew east (Colin Guy)

The Spotted Redshank was still at Creighton's Green Reservoir (Simon Morton)

23 Waxwing were at Sainsbury's car park in Carrickfergus (Gerard McGeehan)

The Cattle Egret is back at the organic Pig Farm, St Johnstone, Co Donegal.

The white morph Snow Goose, was still at Sheskinmore Lough, Co Donegal today.

Thanks to Fulton Sommerville for this pic of the Red-crested Pochard at Oxford Island and to Alistair Prentice for the Waders (Ringed Plovers and Dunlin) in flight and Christine Cassidy for the Buzzard:

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