Bird News Friday 2nd January

There are now 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs at Oxford Island, both birds were feeding on the left at the entrance to the Discovery Centre one-way system. A Pink-footed Goose and 27 Whooper Swans were with the Greylag flock on the Closet Meadows. (Garry Armstrong).

The Siberian Chiffchaffs were still present at Oxford Island until 4.20p.m. (Kevin Kirkham-Brown)

A male Surf Scoter was off Newcastle Harbour. (Dermot Hughes).

In Antrim 3 male and 2 female Bullfinch were in Steeple Road close to the railway station, 3 Goldcrest were in Castle Gardens. (Celine Boyle).

In south Down an adult Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Egret, 88 Wigeon and 82 Oystercatcher were at Killough Harbour (Tim Murphy).

The adult Ring-billed Gull was still at the East Strand car-park in Portrush. (Birdguides).

A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Dunseverick harbour. (Birdguides).

Yesterday a lone Whooper Swan, possibly injured, was at the Broadwater. (Mark Killops).

The Black Redstart was at Newcastle Harbour two Great Northern and 6 Red-throated Divers were off shore, a Red Kite was near Bannbridge and four Goosanders, 2 male and 2 female, were at Lough Island Reavey. (Stuart McKee).

Thanks to Mark Killops for the picture of the Whooper Swan, to Neil Cartmill for the picture of the Redshank and to Stuart McKee for the picture of the Goosanders, also a couple more pictures of the Siberian Chiffchaff and a Song Thrush from Oxford Island.



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