Bird News Friday 24th October

A juvenile Little Stint was with around 12 Dunlins in the bay at Kilclief, Co. Down, beside the GAA pitch. A Sandwich Tern was also present. (David Nixon).

3 Wheatear, 20 Twite, a Red Kite, Sparrowhawk and 120 Ringed Plover were at Tyrella (Stuart McKee).

Yesterday up to 20 Whooper Swans were opposite the hide at the Quoile Pondage. (Tony Donaldson).

St John's Point between 9am and 10am had two Merlins including an adult male, 500 Skylark, 70 Tree Sparrows, 40 Goldfinches, 10 Meadow Pipits, 28 Magpies, 10 Blackbirds, 3 Snipe, and 800 Golden Plover. (Chris Murphy).

Thanks to Tony for this picture of the Whoopers.


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