Bird News Thursday 17th July

A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling in a field opposite the Chimney Corner Hotel, Newtownabbey. (Colin Davies)

Portmuck had 2 Puffin off Isle of Muck and a Whimbrel flying past. Glynn Station in Larne Lough had 108 Red-breasted Merganser, 8 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank and 1 Little Egret (Ian Enlander)

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was at Knockmany Forest near Augher (Clive Mellon).

A Grasshopper Warbler was at Capanagh (Gerard McGeehan)

Four Little  Egrets were at Killough this
afternoon (Tony Donaldson)

This morning at Tullylish bridge over the Bann nr Gilford Co Down, a Kingfisher, Dipper, Grey Wagtail, Spotted Flycatcher and Blackcap were all showing. (Fulton Somerville)

Thanks to Tony Donaldson for this pic of the Quoile Spoonbill and Colin Davies for the pair of Ring-necked Ducks (with a Tufted Duck):

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