Bird News Saturday 15th March

At Larne Lough 3 Mediterranean Gull (2 adult and a second-winter) were at Glynn. One of the adults had a green ring and 3 Greenshank were also seen. 5 Little Egret were on the north side of Ballycarry Bridge (Cameron Moore).  

Carrickfergus harbour today had the Ring billed Gull, a Common Scoter and 47 Gannet . Also a singing Blackcap was at Jordanstown. (Paul McCullough).
Yesterday 11 Ruff were in flooded fields at the Creagh near Toome. A Little Gull was at the south end of Lough Beg and 800 Black-tailed Godwit along the western shore. (Matthew Tickner).

80 Lesser Black-backed Gulls were at Springfield in Co. Fermanagh. (Gareth Buchanan).   

A Sand Martin was at Kilclief (Stephen Corr).       

A Chiffchaff and 2 Stock Dove were at Killough brickworks (Tim Murphy).

3 Raven, a male Scaup and a Snipe were in the Glenoo Mountain area near Fivemiletown in Co. Tyrone. (Colin Bell).

A Brambling was still visiting a garden in Carnmoney. (Cecil Smyth).

Thanks to today's photographers, to Stephen Maxwell, Karl Martin, Dick Glasgow, Gareth Buchanan, Christine Cunningham, Zach and Tom McCreery and Cecil Smyth.

Spoonbill - Stephen Maxwell

Jay - Karl Martin

Brent Geese - Karl Martin

Goldfinch - Dick Glasgow

Lesser Black-backed Gulls - Gareth Buchanan

 Great Tit - Christine Cunnungham

Hoverfly on Crocus - Christine Cunningham
 Scaup - Zach McCreery
 Grey Heron - Zach McCreery
Female Scaup - Tom McCreery
Scaup - Tom McCreery
Brambling - Cecil Smyth 

Goldcrest - Cecil Smyth

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