Bird News Sunday 6th April.

A Glossy Ibis,summer plumaged Slav. Grebe, Pintail, 2 Med Gulls. (ad and 1st sum.) were at Glynn in Larne Lough. ( Neal Warnock, Gerald McGeehan, Cameron Moore, Shirley Dunlop) see photo below.

Lough Beg NNR and Long Point wood produced 2 Willow Warbler, 16 Swallow, 2 Blackcap, ca.450 Black Tailed Godwit. Paddy's Dubh produced 4 Pintail. Toome Canal had 8 Sandmartin, and Creagh Road had roughly 60 Sand Martin 30 Swallow and 1 House Martin (Ciarán Burns)

A Manx Shearwater and Gannet were off Groomsport and 78 Sandwich Tern on Cockle Island (George Gordon).

Our thanks to Tony Donaldson for kindly sending in this pic of a Swallow, they where widely reported to-day. Also to Cameron Moore for the Glossy Ibis.


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