Bird News Monday 4th May

A male Common Redstart was at St John's Point and an Arctic Skua flew north. (Tim Murphy)

A Wood Warbler was singing close to the entrance gates to Belfast Castle. 
Through the gates and up the road to the left about 75 m. Seen at 8.00 and 9.45. (Larry Toal)

3 Swifts were in flight at Cloughfern, Newtownabbey. (Jim McKeown)

A Garden Warbler was in song beside the ancient ruins at Inishmcsaint, Lower Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh. (Brad Robson).

This morning 14 Whimbrel were at Corkey Point to the west of Ardmore on the south shore of Lough Neagh and 8 White Wagtails were around the Discovery Centre at Oxford Island. (Garry Armstrong).

A 2nd winter Iceland Gull was at the River Bush at Portballintrae. (Colin Guy).

Mullagh at the south end of Lough Beg had 150 White Wagtail, a Grasshopper Warbler, female Ruff and 120 Whimbrel (David Steele).  

Yesterday a second-winter Iceland Gull was at the mouth of the Bush at Portballintrae and a Twite at the pier (Simon Morton).

Thanks to Bill Guiller for the picture of the Crossbill, to Noel Sofley for the pictures of the Jay and the Song Thrush, to Stephen Maxwell for the Black-tailed Godwit and to Angus Kennedy for the picture of the Fulmar.


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