Bird News Thursday 8th May

At Killard, Co Down this morning were 19 Whimbrel, 2 Wheatear a Bar-tailed Godwit in summer plumage and 4 Whitethroat (Craig Nash)

Swifts were seen today in Derry City and at Lifford Bridge, Co Tyrone (Brian Hegarty)

The Bann Estuary today had 31 Whimbrel, 500 Dunlin and 3 Black-tailed Godwits. Also present a 1st summer Mediterranean Gull and a single Whooper Swan (possibly a 'sick' bird) (Hill Dick / Peter Robinson)

Thanks to James O'Neill for this pic of a Pochard:

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