Bird News Friday 3rd January

The Spoonbill was roosting on the peninsula Saltmarsh at Castle Espie. A Peregrine was also hunting in the area.

2 Pink-footed Geese, 200 Greylag Geese, 50 Whooper Swan, 2 Scaup, 1500 Golden Plover and 100 Curlew were at Reedy Flat, Lough Neagh. (Joe Devlin/Ed O'Hara)

A Little Egret was on the Connswater River, east Belfast. (Wilton Farrelly)

2 Sandwich Tern were seen from the Strangford - Portaferry ferry, a Peregrine was seen outside Mount Stewart. (David Stirling).

A Siberian Chiffchaff was on the coastal path outside Holywood. (Birdguides).

A Slavonian Grebe, Great Northern Diver and immature Gannet were close to the seawall at the Holywood end of Belfast Harbour Estate. The Gannet flew inland (Richard Gray).   

A Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Northern Diver and a Red-throated Diver were at Groomsport - some of them close inshore. Another 2 Great Northern Diver flew east past Briggs Rocks (George Gordon).

The male Ring-necked Duck was still at Castle Ward this afternoon. (Tony Donaldson).

Thanks to today's photographers, to Tony Donaldson for the picture of the Ring-necked Duck from Castle Ward, to Ed O'Hara for the picture of the Pink-footed Goose at Reedy Flats, to John Loughlin for the picture of the Goldfinch and to Dick Glasgow for the picture of Redpolls.


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