Bird News Saturday 30th November

The juvenile Spoonbill was at Castle Espie. See separate blog post with pics.  (Angus Kennedy / James O'Neil)

The two Long tailed Ducks were still on the Quoile River (Tony Donaldson)

4 Goosander (1M, 3F) were at Lough Island Reevy, Co Down (Keith Bennett)

A Red Kite was over Castlewellan road, Banbridge. Two more Red Kites were at the horse shoe bend near Castlewellan. In Tollymore Forest park there was a Great spotted Woodpecker, lots of jays, siskins, a dipper & good views of a red squirrel (Mark Elliott)

The drake American Wigeon was still at Reedy Flats, Co Armagh (Birdguides)

The Portmore Area had 200+ Whoopers. At Derrymacash there were 70+ birds abd at Derrytrasna 100+ birds [also in Trasna 150 Greylag Geese] (Ed O'Hara)

The Pectoral Sandpiper was at Ardmore Point, Lough Neagh (Birdguides)

An adult Mediteranean Gull was at Ballyholme Beach, Co Down (W Farrelly)

Thanks to Tony Donaldson for the pic of the Long tailed Ducks, Dick Glasgow for a female Merlin and Ed O'Hara for the Whooper family:

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