Bird News Friday 17th April

A 1st summer Hobby was on Tory Island today, photographed by Anton Meehan yesterday. (Chris Ingram).

The Little Gull was at Collectors bay, opposite the Castle Island hide at the Quoile. A Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming at the Quoile Centre across the river on a dawn chorus. At the Quoile were 3 Pintail, 20 Black-tailed Godwit, Swallow, Sand Martin, House Martin, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap. There were still good numbers of Wigeon, Shoveler and Teal present. (Derek Polley).

A Ruff was off the hide at the Barmouth. (David Hill).

Several Blackcap were at Upperlands Dam in south County Londonderry (David Morrow). 

20 Swallow were at Killyleagh and House Martins back at a breeding colony (Spencer and Joan Marshall).  

Yesterday Lower Lough Erne Islands RSPB had a Jack Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper and a notable arrival of Blackcaps (Brad Robson).

The 1st winter Iceland Gull was still at Ballycastle Marina. A Chough was at Roonivoolin, Rathlin. . Also Willow Warblers were very numerous and at least 50 Wheatears were present on the island’s eastern area. (Colin Guy).

At Oxford Island this evening, there were 14 Swift, a Sedge Warbler, two Common Terns and 2 Common Sandpiper. (James O'Neill).

Thanks to David Hill for the pictures of the Ruff and the Goldcrest and to Dick Glasgow for the pictures of the Wheatear and the Linnet.

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