Bird News Sunday 28th December

Between Greyabbey Bay and Kircubbin there were 8 Slavonian Grebe‎. At Portavogie there was a Jack Snipe with 60 Snipe. Yesterday a Jack Snipe was at Horse Island. (Richard Weyl).

A mixed flock of 50+ Redwing and Fieldfares plus a Buzzard and a Goldcrest were in fields near Gracehill, Ballymena this morning. (John Loughlin & Irene Miller).

A Blackcap and a Carrion Crow were visiting a garden in Lisburn. (Peter Casey).

Today at the Newry Canal within 1/2 mile south of Scarva sightings included a Bullfinch, a Kingfisher, Buzzard, 2 Ravens, 20+ Fieldfare, 50+ Redwing, Mistle Thrust, Song Thrush, Snipe and Linnet. (Fulton Somerville).

The juvenile Iceland Gull and a Great Northern Diver were at Larne Harbour, see pictures below. (Cecil Smyth).

A Water Rail was at Broad Water (Gerard McGeehan). 

A Treecreeper was at Princess Gardens in Castlerock (William Hiles).

Thanks to Dick Glasgow for the first picture of the Starling, to Peter Casey for the pictures of the Blackcap and the Redwing, to Pauline Majury for the picture of the Common Gull, to Jane McLaughlin for the picture of the Wigeon, to Fulton Somerville for the second Starling picture and to Cecil Smyth for the pictures of the Iceland Gull and the Great Northern Diver



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