Bird News Friday 7th March

A Green Sandpiper was in a field pond on Dundrine Road, Castlewellan. (Adam McClure).

14 Whooper Swans, including 5 juveniles, were in a field beside the River Bann at Gortgole Wood, Portglenone this morning and a Buzzard was overhead. (John Loughlin & Irene Miller)

The Spoonbill was on the wader marsh at Castle Espie this afternoon.

A 1st winter Little Gull was feeding offshore at Briggs Rocks for a short time today. (Colin Guy).

2 Pink-footed Geese were in fields north of Greyabbey (Dave Allen).  

2 Red Kite were at Aghnaleck near Hillsborough. At least one had no wing tags (Garry Wilkinson). 

Yesterday 114 Great Northern Diver, 3 Black-throated Diver, 2 Red-throated Diver and 12 Long-tailed Duck were at Mount Charles in Donegal (Chris Murphy).

A Long-eared Owl was at Oxford Island. (James O'Neill).

Thanks to today's photographers, to Adam McClure, Noel Austin, Christine Cunningham, Karl Martin, Tom McCreery and James O'Neill. You can see more NI bird pictures at

Green Sandpiper - Adam McClure

Female Stonechat - Noel Austin

Dunnock - Christine Cunningham

Jay - Karl Martin


Purple Sandpiper - Tom McCreery
Red-breasted Merganser - James O'Neill
Goldeneye - James O'Neill

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