Bird News Sunday 25th January

The Glaucous Gull is still showing well at Oxford Island. (Garry Armstrong / Mark Killops)

Yesterday, seven Sandwich Terns were at Portaferry marina (John Wilson Foster)

A Red Kite was over the Ballydugan Rd, Downpatrick, between Downpatrick & Clough.  Circa 150 Linnet and 2 Buzzard also in same area. (Kevin Kirkham-Brown)

Red Kite video - Paul Allen has sent us a link to a Video he took at Closkelt Area of  a Red Kite on Friday 16th January 2015
which was on the Drumgooland Road, County Down:

The Little Egret is still frequenting Orangefield Park, east Belfast. (Linda McKee)

On Strangford Lough at Greyabbey Bay were 2 Black-throated Diver and 5 Slavonian Grebe. Another 2 Slavonian  Grebe and 4 Great-northern Diver at Horse Island. Yesterday there was a Whimbrel at Orlock Point. (Richard Weyl)

500 Golden Plover were in flight over the M1 near Moira. 2,000 Golden Plover were at Derrycrow as well as a Pink-footed Goose with the Greylag (David Clarke)

Thanks to Cecil Smith for the Tree Sparrow and Buzzard pic, taken at Portmore Lough RSPB reserve and Mark Killops for the Kinnego Glaucous Gull:

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