Bird News Monday 27th January

The Pacific Diver was still at Lough Fea Co Tyrone. (David Nixon and Ted Rolston)

A Glossy Ibis was at Kinnegoe Embankment. It was in fields beside a private lane (Raughlin Lane) along Derrymacash Road. A Kingfisher was at Oxford Island Discovery Centre (David Clarke). This is the fifth sighting of Glossy Ibis this month, it is of course very difficult to tell how many individual birds there are because they are highly mobile, but it could involve at least 3 birds. 
A flock of 75 Twite was in fields at the Comber Estuary along Killinchy Road near the garage (Karl Hamilton).
Late news for yesterday was that the adult Ring-billed Gull and the first winter Glaucous Gull were still at Portrush East Strand car park. (Birdguides)

The RSPB Belfast Harbour reserve will close at 1pm this Friday (31 January) as work begins on the Belfast Window on Wildlife (WOW) refurbishment project. The visitor centre and trackside hide will be inaccessible but the roadside hide will remain open until further notice. The reserve is expected to fully re-open in September and regular updates will be posted via the RSPBNI Facebook page.

Paul Quinn is selling IRISH BIRDS 1988-1996 inc, except 1993.  In perfect condition.  Free (pay postage or collect).  Call Paul on 07745566924. If anyone is looking to sell anything bird related, please contact the blog and we will be happy to advertise it.

Thanks to Cameron Moore for this pic of the Whitehead Iceland Gull:

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