Bird News Tuesday 30th December

The Siberian Chiffchaff was seen twice, briefly, at Oxford Island this morning. (Neil Cartmill/Mark Killops).

A Snow Bunting was with 90 Skylark in a stubble field at Orlock. (Richard Weyl).

This morning at Ecos, Ballymena there was a f lock of 40+ Linnet, a f lock of Long-tailed Tits, a Blackcap, a Chiffchaff, Goldfinches, 12+ Teal, 4 Goldeneye and 2 Raven overhead flying toward Slemish ( John Loughlin and Irene Miller).

The possible Great White Egret reported from Macedon Point yesterday has turned out to be a Little Egret. (Billy Macauley).

A Kestrel was at Pattons Marsh near the Floodgates in Newtownards. (Karl Martin).

29/12/14; Killough Harbour: 5 little Egret, 13 Grey Heron, 6 Greenshank, 120 Teal, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Raven. 30/12/14; Killough Harbour: A pair of Gadwall, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Buzzard (Tim Murphy).

A Greenshank was at Whitehouse Lagoon in Belfast and a Little Egret at Macedon Point. 5 Long-tailed Duck were at Greenisland Sea Park (Gerard McGeehan).

The Green-winged Teal was still at Ballycarry Bridge today. A Long-tailed Duck was found at extreme range off Glynn - best seen from Mill Bay. (Neal Warnock).
Thanks to today's photographers, to Neil Cartmill for the first Siberian Chiffchaff picture, to Mark Killops for the next two Siberian Chiffchaff pictures, to Karl Martin for the Kestrel and Wren photographs and to Robert Scott for the Moorhen picture.

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