Bird News Monday 6th May

A Marsh Harrier flew over Oxford Island today (Noel Austin).

Also at Oxford Island this morning there was 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 6 Sedge Warbler. This evening at RSPB Belfast Harbour there were 2 Whitethroat and 7 Wheatear (Ed O'Hara).

3 Cuckoo, 2 Snipe, many Whitethroat and a Wheatear were at Slieve Beagh on the Tyrone/Monaghan border (Colin Bell).

A Cuckoo was heard late this morning at the sand dunes beside the National Trust car park, Murlough, Co. Down (James McQueen).

A Great-northern Diver was at the entrance to Glenarm Marina this morning (Adam McClure).

A Cuckoo was heard calling at Bancran Road, Draperstown, Co. Derry at 20.35 last night (The Kelly family).

Many thanks to Ed for this image of the Reed Warbler at Oxford Island this morning and Bill Guiller for the Whimbrel photo. You can see more bird images at

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