Bird News Monday 15th December

The first winter Iceland Gull was at Ballylumford, Larne Lough (Cameron Moore)

A Peregrine flushed circ 3000 + Golden Plover from the shore  at the floodgates at Newtownards this afternoon (Denis Chambers)

A walk south from Newcastle Harbour this morning had 2 Bottlenose Dolphin, a Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 200+ Scoter and 13 Purple sandpiper. (Daniel Newton)

4 Purple Sandpiper and a Peregrine were at Portmuck at Island Magee and 3 Red-throated Diver at Brown's Bay (Cameron Moore)

Four Brambling were seen in a field today near Armoy, Co Antrim (Dick Glasgow)

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Thanks to Cameron Moore for this pic of the Iceland Gull and Dick Glasgow for the two Brambling pics:

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