Bird news Sunday 19th May.

The Tawny Owl was still calling early morning at Castle Ward (I.Graham)

A White-tailed Eagle and a Wheatear were at Capanagh (Gerard McGeehan).
In the Antrim Hills were 1 male Whinchat at Glenwherry, 1 pr Whinchats at Altnahinch, 1 Cuckoo at Altarichard. Red Grouse were calling at Capanagh, Altarichard and Slievanorra (Keith Bennett)

An Osprey was seen flying north at Murlough Co Down this morning (Brian Magee)

A Greater Spotted Woodpecker was seen and heard drumming at Drum Manor Forest Park in Cookstown.(Diane Jameson)

A Cuckoo was calling this morning above Breen Oakwood and another  2 Cuckoo calling & sighted at Drumack Rd, Rasharkin.(Celine Loughlin)

At Burial Island 13 Red-throated Diver and a Great-Northern Diver. Yesterday at Knockinelder Bay 15 Sanderling.(R.Weyl)

Two Mealy Redpoll and 3 Spotted Flycatchers were on Rathlin Island.(N.Warnock)

A first-summer Little Gull, first-summer Mediterranean Gull and adult Mediterranean x Black-headed Gull were at Belfast Harbour Lagoon. 7 summer-plumage Red-throated Diver were off Loughshore Park (Stuart McKee).



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