Bird News Wednesday 11th December

An adult Iceland Gull and a first winter Glaucous Gull were on Lough Foyle at Timber Quay, Derry. (Wilton Farrelly).

A mixed flock of c40 Fieldfare & Redwing were at the old steamboat quay on the Quoile. A Peregrine was also seen. (Chris Henry).

50 Whooper Swan were near the car park at Islandhill in Strangford Lough (Francis Duffin).  

A female Scaup, 500 Pochard and 150 Tufted Duck were at Kinnegoe Bay, Oxford Island (Dot Blakely).

5 Jack Snipe and 10 Crossbill were around Fews Forest, Armagh today. Yesterday a Little Egret flew west across farmland near Newtownhamilton. (Dermot Hughes).

Our thanks to Dick Glasgow for the pictures of the Red Squirrels taken near Cushendall and the pictures of the Fieldfare and Redwing.



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