Bird News Friday 6th February

Whitehead seafront this morning had 74 Red-throated Diver and 9 Great Northern Diver - all flying into Belfast Lough (Ian Enlander)

Ardglass Harbour: had a  1st winter Kumlien's Gull, 1st winter Iceland Gull, 1 Lesser Black -backed Gull.(Tim Murphy)

5 Slavonian Grebes  where in Greyabbey bay south this afternoon.(Thom. Shannon)

A first-winter Iceland Gull and a first-winter Glaucous Gull were off Ballycastle. 4 Greylag flew in off the sea and an early Puffin was also seen (Kerry Leonard).

 A Slavonian Grebe was off Macedon Point on the Antrim side of Belfast Lough (Stuart McKee).

 The adult Ring-billed Gull was at Portrush East Strand. A Kestrel was also at Portrush and 2 Jay at Myroe. An adult Iceland Gull was at Bann Estuary (Theo Campbell, Christine Cassidy)

15 Twite where nr the car park at Brown's Bay, Islandmagee.(Cameron Moore) see photo below

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Twite - Cameron Moore.

Ring-billed Gull - Christine Cassidy.

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