Bird News Sunday 5th April

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming at Oxford Island. (Ed O'Hara).

The Kumlien's Gull was still at Lurgan Park Lake. (Garry Armstrong)

On the east side of Strangford Lough a total of 60 Slavonian grebe, 7 black-throated diver,13 great-northern diver and 5 red-throated diver. 
At Marlfield 5 great-northern diver, at Ringburr Point 2 black-throated diver, south of Gransha Point 5 black-throated diver and 4 great-northern diver, at Kircubbin 4 great-northern diver, between Kircubbin and Greyabbey Bay 48 Slavonian grebe and 5 red-throated diver, at Chapel Island 5 Slavonian grebe and at off Newtownards Sailing Club 7 Slavonian grebe. (Richard Weyl)

Fanad Head had a 1st winter Kumliens Gull, two Glaucous Gulls and two Iceland Gulls. (Wilton Farrelly).

A Great Spotted Woodpecker was heard again on the far side of the Quoile River opposite the Visitors Centre. A Swallow was also present (Warren Fowles). 

A House Martin was at Mullenakill to the west of Peatlands Park (Darryl McConnell).

A 1st summer and five adult summer Mediterranean Gulls were at Glynn. A Crossbill was at Altnahinch dam. Yesterday a 2nd. summer Mediterranean Gull was at the Belfast Lough WOW reserve and a Long Tailed Duck was off Lough Shore Park in Belfast Lough. (Stuart McKee).

Below are the Kumlien's Gull from Lurgan Park and a Chiffchaff from Oxford Island, pictures of the Mediterranean Gulls and Long Tailed Duck from Stuart McKee and a picture of a Meadow Pipit from Dick Glasgow.



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