Bird News Tues 7th May

A Great-spotted Woodpecker was at Belvoir this morning (Michael McLaughlin).

This evening - 7 Common Sandpiper, 3 Kingfisher, 3 Dipper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Sparrowhawk and a Stonechat along a 2 mile stretch of the Lower Bann south of Coleraine (Richard Donaghey).

2 White-fronted Geese and a Pink-footed Goose are still at Inch, Co. Donegal (Irish Birding)

2 Swift were over Bangor (Nichola Monk).

30 Arctic Tern and a Common Tern were on Cockle Island at Groomsport (George Gordon).

Late news from yesterday was that a male Great-northern Diver in breeding plumage was fishing just off Ballintoy harbour (Ronnie Milligan) and a Wheatear on Groomsport beach (Norma Wallace).

Many thanks to Cameron Moore for this photo of a late Waxwing which is still visiting a garden in Whitehead and to Noel Austin for these excellent comparative shots of Reed (top) and Sedge Warblers (bottom).

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