Bird News Monday 20th April

The Great White Egret was still south of Church Island at Lough Beg (Billy Miskelly).

The Spoonbill was still at Ann's point, Strangford Lough ca 6:30. It was in the muddy field by the road. (Keith Bennett)

A male Ring Ouzel is currently along the Antrim Hills Way.  It is amongst Gorse at the base of the cliffs due west of Ballygally. It is at the north end of the curved cliff face (Richard Donaghey)

2 Little Ringed Plover were seen in flight at Paddy's Dub at Lough Beg (Billy Miskelly)

A Spotted Flycatcher was at McKee's Restaurant at Craigantlet (Ian McKee)

7 Common Sandpiper were in Derry along the River Foyle between the railway station and the Foyle Bridge. The Bann Estuary had 350 Golden Plover, 145 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Whimbrel, 17 Sandwich Tern, 2 White Wagtail, 2 Buzzard and a Grasshopper Warbler in the marsh (Theo Campbell)

2 Whitethroat and a Grasshopper warbler were singing near the entrance of the University in Coleraine this evening. (John Clarke)

A second hand report has come in of a White-tailed Sea Eagle which flew over Castlerock and Mussenden Temple heading west towards Downhill. A White-tailed Eagle was also seen today of Banketnook, Co Donegal (Derek Brennan)

A Cuckoo and a Grasshopper Warbler were at Tardree forest yesterday afternoon. (Thom Shannon and Ruth Maybin)

Grey Partridge - Linda Thompson.

Wheatear - Cameron Moore.

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