Bird News Sunday 28th April

The Marsh Harrier was showing well at Portmore Lough RSPB Reserve this morning (Frank Carroll)

2 Common Sandpipers were seen at Sionmills, Co Tyrone (Brian Hegarty)

Two Common Sandpipers were between the two bridges at River Bann, Portadown this morning (Stephen Hewitt)

120 Golden Plover were at Inch Lake this morning (Boyd Bryce)

4 Waxwing were at Glenshesk Park in Bangor (Brian Meharg)

A Great Northern Diver and 220 Pale-bellied Brent were at Glenarm (Dot Blakely)

2 Swift were at Magherafelt and 2 House Martin building a nest in Toome (David Morrow)

25 Swifts were with various hirundines at Antrim Marina. 195 Brent Geese were at Carnlough (Dermot Hughes)

In south Down 22 Willow Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 6 Wheatear, 30 Whimbrel, 2 Whitethroat and 3 White Wagtail were at St John's Point. A pair of Blackcap was in Killough and for the last week a Reed Warbler has been singing at the brickworks. There was no sing of the Dotterel at Slieve Muck but 2 Raven and 4 Wheatear were seen (Tim Murphy)

Yesterday 5 Wheatear, 4 Cuckoo and a Grasshopper Warbler were at Drowes River in Bundoran (Tony McCormick)

Also yesterday, 14 Whimbrel were near Dundrum (Margaret Adamson)

Thanks to Christine Cassidy for this pic of a Wheatear and Stephen Maxwell for the Purple Sandpiper and Andrew Poots for the Redpoll. You can see more pics at

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