Bird News Friday 17th May

The Tawny Owl was on show / calling again at Castle Ward this evening (from 5:30pm). It was being mobbed by Blackbirds and Mistle Thrushes (Stephen Maxwell \ Colin MacNamee \ Victor Caschera)

No harriers were seen at Lough Cowey / Ballyherly this morning. The 1st summer Little Gull was however still at Lough Cowey, 1pr Gadwall were at Ballyherly Lough. (Keith Bennett)

3 male Whinchats were in Glenwherry this morning (Neal Warnock)

Lower Lough Erne islands RSPB reserve Co Fermanagh had 1 late Scaup, 4 Turnstone, 1 Black-tailed Godwit and 2 White Wagtail (Brad Robson)

2 singing Garden Warblers were this morning at Crom, Co Fermanagh. They were on the trail from Visitor Centre to Old Crom Castle (Colin Bell)

Tomorrow morning on Radio Ulster between 8.00am and 8.30am on the "Your place or mine", there will be a piece on the Tawny Owl when the BBC came down and recorded it.

Thanks to Alistair Prentice for this pic of a Whitethroat and to Jeff Silvers for the Black Guillemot:

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