Bird News Thursday 24th April

The Spotted Redshank was still at Kinnegar Lagoon, Sandwich and Common terns on rocky outcrop at Kinnegar Shore alongside a small flock of Golden Plover. A Sparrowhawk was hunting in area (Gilly Irwin)

A morning walk from Poyntzpass to Scarva produced 5 Chiffchaff, 30 Willow Warbler, 16 Blackcap, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Swallow, 3 Swift, 4 Bullfinch and 2 Lapwing (Fulton Sommerville)

Portmuck, Co Antrim had 2 White Wagtail and 2 Whimbrel (Joe Furphy)

A very late Pintail was at RSPB Belfast Harbour reserve (Philip Carson)

Lower Lough Erne islands RSPB reserve Co Fermanagh had a Common Tern, 2 White Wagtails, 3 Wheatear, 2 Whimbrel and a Sedge Warbler (Brad Robson)

The 2 Little Gull (adult and first-year) and 75 Common Tern were at Quoile Pondage (David Nixon)

The hybrid Snow Goose was with 20 Greylag at Larne Lough (Brian Halligan)

3 Cuckoos were at Peatlands today, 2 males and a female. (James O'Neill)

A Common Sandpiper was at Sion Mills Co Tyrone (Brian Hegarty)

46 Whimbrel were at Lower Lough Erne in the evening (Brad Robson)

Thanks to Anne Guichard for this digi scope pic of the Pintail, Noel Austin for the Chiffchaff at Oxford Island and James O'Neill for the Cuckoo:

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