Bird News Monday 16th March.

Two Iceland Gulls where on Ballysaggart Lough .Dungannon Co Tyrone,a first-year and adult.(David Knight)

Two adult Mediterranean Gulls where at the RSPB Belfast Harbour reserve.(Stephen Maxwell) see photo below

The Kumlien's Gull still present in  Lurgan Park Co Armagh. The ist winter Iceland Gull was also present this evening(Keith Bennett/David Knight) see photo below

A single Wheatear was at Ballintoy Harbour this afternoon (Richard Donaghey)

The 1st winter Glaucous Gull was still at Portballintrae and a 2nd winter Iceland Gull was on rocks between Runkerry and Giant’s Causeway. (Colin Guy)

15 Common Scoter, 2 Stonechat, 1 Buzzard and 20 Linnet were at St John's Point.  A presumed 'Viking Gull'(a hybrid between a Glaucous Gull and a Herring Gull), 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Little Egret, 500 Golden plover, and 2 Sparrowhawk were at Killough Harbour.(Tim Murphy)

At Inch Nature Reserve, Co. Donegal,the male Smew was still present along the causeway (David McIlveen)

Our thanks to David Knight who sent in these pics of the two Iceland Gulls at Ballysaggart Lough the adult is the top picture and the 1st winter second picture. The 3rd pic. is of the 1st winter Iceland Gull from Lurgan Park . The bottom photograph shows the two Med. Gulls at the RSPB Belfast Harbour reserve.


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