Bird News Sunday 15th November

2 Slavonian Grebe were still at Glynn Station - quite close in south-east of the platform. (Ian Enlander).

Today a Short-eared Owl and 3 Jack Snipe were at Portavogie. Yesterday a Mediterranean gull at Ballyqiuntin Point. (Richard Weyl).

A male Brambling was in a garden at Old Mill Heights in Culcavy. (Garry Armstrong).

A Ring-billed Gull was showing well at Carrickfergus Harbour. (Neal Warnock).

RSPB Belfast WOW had 2 Ruff, 6 Pochard, a Whooper Swan, 60 Knot and 7 Brent (Gerard McGeehan).

Around 30 Whooper Swans were close to Glynn in Larne Lough, you can see a short video of the birds at and a picture of the birds below. (Linda Thompson).

14 Sandwich Terns were at the marina in Portaferry today. (John Wilson Foster).

This afternoon a Little Gull, 2 Great Northern Divers and a Black-throated Diver were off Newcastle, a single Kestrel was at Tyrella, 2 Sandwich Terns were at St John's Point and Brent, Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Curlew, Lapwing & Black-tailed Godwits were at Dundrum Inner Bay. (Kevin & Meta Kirkham Brown).

40 Whooper Swan and 160 Lapwing were in flooded fields between Bushmills and Portballintrae. 32 Linnet were nearby (John Wilkinson).

At Strangford Lough 24 Bar-tailed Godwit, 200 Oystercatcher, 700 Pale-bellied Brent, a Kestrel and Buzzard were at Greyabbey (Dot Blakely).
Below is a picture of the Culcavy Brambling and thanks to Neal Warnock for the picture of the Ring-billed Gull and to Linda Thompson for the picture of the Whooper Swans.


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