Bird News Wednesday 17th December

The first winter Iceland Gull was seen in Larne Lough near Ballylumford this morning and also at Sandy Bay. (Michael Thompson / Gerard McGeehan)

A Peregrine and 2 Whooper Swan were also seen at Sandy Bay, Larne (Gerard McGeehan).

A Little Auk was just off Newcastle Harbour, Co. Down (Daniel Newton)

Two Ruddy Ducks were at an undisclosed location (Denis Chambers)

You can share sightings of rare or scarce birds by email twitter @nibirds , text 07973-403146 or Flightline 02891467408.

Thanks to Joe Lamont for this picture of the Larne Iceland Gull and Denis Chambers for the Ruddy Ducks:

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