Bird News Monday 23rd June

The immature Spoonbill is still at Ardilea. It's possibly a 2nd year bird (Tim Murphy)

A Hobby was seen over the Mournes at Silebt Valley yesterday (Mark Speers)
[See the pic below. Thanks to James O'Neill for highlighting that this Hobby is a different bird to the Murlough sighting]

A walk from Poyntzpass to Scarva produced the following singing males- 12 Sedge Warbler, 13 Blackcap, 12 Chiffchaff, 21 Willow Warbler & 6 Reed Bunting. A Kingfisher & a Spotter Flycatcher were also seen. (Fulton Simerville)

A female Great Spotted Woodpecker was at Delamont Country Park, Co Down, this morning. (Ron Price)

2 Little Gull and 2 Common Sandpiper were at Kinnegar Pool (Joe Lamont)

22 Common Scoter flew past  East Strand, Portrush (Colin Guy)

Thanks to Stephen Maxwell for this pic of a Reed Warbler at Lough Neagh and Mark Speers for the Hobby:

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