Bird News Saturday 23rd November

The drake American Wigeon was still at Reedy Flats this morning. A Pectoral Sandpiper was also seen (Birdguides)

The adult Ring-billed Gull has been present at East Strand car park, Portrush, all week.

Yesterday 24 Grey Plover were at Islandhill, Co Down (Chris Henry)

A drake American Wigeon was at Lagg, Malin Head (Birdguides)

A Barnacle Goose was with 250 Pale-bellied Brent at Larne Lough. 3 Little Egret were at Ballycarry Bridge (Cameron Moore).

Portmore RSPB reserve had a Merlin, 200 Lapwing, 500 Golden Plover, 200 Whooper and over 100 Tree Sparrow (Ed O'Hara).

 Thanks to Chris Henry for the picture of some of the Grey Plover, to Ed O'Hara for our two species of Sparrow, to Dick Glasgow for the pictures of the Fieldfare, Redwing and Stonechat and to Noel Austin for the pictures of the Lapwing and the Linnet. You can see more NI bird pictures at


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