Bird News Saturday 7th February

The Spotted Redshank was at the Belfast Lough RSPB WOW Reserve. An adult Med Gull was at Lough Shore Park, Belfast Lough (Stuart McKee)

The 1st winter Iceland Gull (Tim Murphy / Keith Bennett) and a 'Sinensis' Cormorant and 13 Snipe were at Ardglass Harbour. (Tim Murphy)

Crossbills were showing well at Woodburn Forest, Carrickfergus (Marty McClenaghan)

A Kingfisher has been seen very regularly on the Lagan towpath on a half mile stretch from the Union Bridge towards Moira.  2 Tree Sparrows were with House Sparrows in hedges on the Hillsborough Old Road, Lisburn (Eric Randall)

A first winter Little Gull was in Ballycastle Harbour (Neal Warnock)

There is a second hand report that a Black-necked Grebe was in Carrickfergus Marina this morning.

A pair of Goosander was along the River Main at Slaght near Ballymena (Richard Gray).

2 Water Rail were at Lurgan Golf Course (Aidan Donohoe).

Thanks to Marty Mcclenaghan for this pic of a male Crossbill and Stuart McKee for the Med Gull and Spotted Redshank:

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