Bird News Saturday 8th June

The Tawny Owl was still present yesterday evening at Castle Ward (Tony and Joe Donaldson)

Yesterday a Short Eared Owl was on Copeland (per Adam McClure)

An adult Med Gull, Bar-tailed Godwit and Spotted Flycatcher were at Glynn (Neal Warnock)

Unusually, a Whitethroat was singing on Hillsborough Old Road, Lisburn (Eric Randall)

A Brent Goose with a damaged wing was at Ballygally (Wilton Farrelly)

Yesterday two Black Tern were reported from the Devenish Island ferry, Co Fermanagh, by Dutch visitors. (Brad Robson).

 A first-summer Little Gull was at Kinnegar Pool (Stuart McKee).   

At Oxford Island a Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler were singing close to the Discovery Centre (Dot Blakely).

Thanks to today's photographers, to Craig Nash for the picture of a Red Kite, to Alex Coroliu for the picture of the Reed Bunting, to Mervyn Campbell for the pictures of the Jay and the Swallow, to Angus Kennedy for the pictures of the Sanderling and the Ringed Ploverand to young Zach McCreery for the picture of the Whitethroat. You can see more NI bird photographs at


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