Bird News Saturday 1st March

The Glossy Ibis was still at Closet Meadows, Oxford Island this morning the bird was present until dusk flying off north over Lough Neagh. (Roger Murray / Theo Campbell/James O'Neill)

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

The drake Surf Scoter and 4 Long-tailed Duck were at Mermaid's Cove, Mullaghmore, Co Sligo. The drake American Wigeon was still on the Leitrim side of the Drowse river, Tullaghan (Brad Robson)

The drake Ring-necked Duck was still at Oxford Island (Ed O'Hara)

At Kircubbin Sailing Club were 8 Black-throated Diver (one moulting into summer plumage), 3 Great-northern Diver and 5 Slavonian Grebe. At Gransha Point there were 22 Great-northern Diver and a further 7 at Marlfield. (Richard Weyl)

A 1st winter Glaucous Gull flew past Portballintrae.  The Glaucous was still present at East Strand, Portrush also. (Colin Guy)

The drake and female Surf Scoter were still off Newcastle Harbour. (Birdguides)

Four Red Kites were seen between Castlewellan and Banbridge (Jim Crozier)

The Pacific Diver was looked for at Lough Fea. It was not seen but a Great Northern Diver was present (Colin Barton).

 A male Red-crested Pochard was at Lurgan Park Lake (Aidan Donohoe).   

The Green Sandpiper was still at Ballykeel Reservoir above Holywood and a pair of Blackcap and several Brambling in a garden in Bangor (Julian Greenwood).     

An Otter was showing well below the Quarry car park south of Newcastle (Chris Acheson). 
Thanks to Karl Martin for this picture of a Curlew feeding at Holywood, Jim Crozier for the Red Kite, Dick Glasgow for the Buzzard, James O'Neill for the pictures of the Long Tailed Tit and Pochard and Noel Austin for the picture of the Goldeneye:



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