Bird News Monday 2nd December

At Crawfordsburn an adult and a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull were on the shore at the mouth of the river and a different 1st winter Mediterranean Gull in the next bay on the coastal walk towards Bangor. There were 10 Red-throated Divers and a juvenile Great Northern Diver offshore. Yesterday the adult Mediterranean Gull was still off Lough Shore Park. (Stuart McKee).

100+ Lapwing in three groups flew southeast over Antrim Boat Club at lunchtime. (John Loughlin).

A male Sparrowhawk was being mobbed by 2 Jay on the woodland path beside the golf course in Ormeau Park in Belfast. (Andrew Johnston).

The adult Ring-billed Gull was at Carrickfergus harbour this afternoon. (Colin Davies).

A Barn Owl was seen at Killinchy (Adam McClure)

Thanks to Stuart McKee for the pictures of the Great Northern Diver and Mediterranean Gulls from Crawfordsburn and to Ian Jackson for the pictures of the adult and 1st year Kittiwakes.



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