Bird News Sunday 1st December.

The Spoonbill was still on show off Castle Espie this afternoon.(Chris Henry)
A Ring-necked Duck was on Temple Water, Castle Ward this afternoon (Craig Nash)

Six Slavonian Grebe and three Red-throated Diver were off Blanketnook, Co. Donegal. Three Ruff were at Inch. (Wilton Farrelly)
About 1,000 Whooper Swan were at Myroe Levels and 6 Little Egret off the Roe Estuary.(Mervyn Guthrie)
54 Grey lag,  26 Whoopers and huge numbers of Fieldfare and Redwing were at Caledon.(Norma Perceval - Price)

The Cattle Egret was seen again at the Island at Hillsborough Lake and a Grey-bellied Brent Goose was reported from inner Dundrum Bay (Birdguides)

4 Waxwing were seen on the Dromore Road, Omagh (Irish Birding)

Our thanks to Ed O'Hara who kindly sent in this photo of a Chiffchaff, small numbers do over-winter, this was taken at Oxford Island this morningAlso to Kay Wheeler for the photo of a Redshank.

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