Bird News Sunday 21st December

The juvenile Iceland Gull was at Larne harbour, seen from Sandy Bay. (Keith Bennett/Philip West, Ian Graham).

Six Twite were at Glenarm Harbour (Neal Warnock).

A Slavonian Grebe was off Glynn in Larne Lough, a Little Egret and a Kingfisher were also present, three Little Egrets and another Kingfisher were at Ballycarry Bridge. (Philip West, Ian Graham).

A Pink-footed Goose was south of Anne's Point and the hybrid Ring-billed Gull was still at Millisle. (Richard Weyl).

Around Larne today were the 1st winter Iceland Gull, 2nd winter Mediterranean Gull, a Slavonian Grebe, a Carrion Crow, 2 Pintail, 2 Sanderling, 38 Greylag, a Kingfisher and a Dipper. (Neal Warnock).

A Sandwich Tern and 2 Sanderling were at Sandy Bay in Larne (Gerard McGeehan). A Red-throated Diver, 2 Sanderling and 3 Purple Sandpiper were at Brown's Bay (Cameron Moore).

Thanks to Stephen Maxwell for this picture of a Knot and Bar-tailed Godwit, also below is a picture of the juvenile Iceland Gull from Larne, two Sanderling pictures from Cameron Moore, the picture of the pair of Eider from Cecil Smyth, the picture of the leucistic Jackdaw at Glenarm from Pauline Majury and the pictures of the Rock Pipit and the Robin from William Hamilton:




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